This morning I played the organ at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green for the Parish Mass where I also preached. My wife and daughter augmented the Church Choir for the anthem during Holy Communion.
This afternoon I led the Ilford North Scout’s St George’s Day Parade Scouts Own at Barkingside and gave the talk. I am one of the Vice Presidents of the Ilford North Scout District. The Scouts and Cubs Scouts paraded from the Barkingside Recreation Ground via the High Street and Freemantle Road to Ilford County High School where the Scouts Own was to take place. There they were joined by the Beaver Scouts. Originally it was to be held in the school hall but due to preparations for exams this was not possible so it was held on the school playing field. Fortunately the weather was good this afternoon unlike this morning when we had quite a lot of rain. The organisers had managed to get amplification and a local organist provided music using a keyboard.