Top of the pops hopes for Norfolk bishop: The Church of England Newspaper, January 13, 2013 p 5. January 17, 2013Posted by geoconger in Church of England, Church of England Newspaper.
Tags: fundraising, Jonathan Meyrick, St Nicholas Chapel Kings Lynn
A bravura performance at last year’s Festival Too in King’s Lynn has led to a recording deal for the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt. Rev. Jonathan Meyrick.
Bishop Meyrick, whose musical talents were showcased on ITV’s “Stars in Their Eyes”, where he dressed as Reg Presley and performed “Wild Thing”, will release a CD of rock and roll songs by the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Monkees and the Troggs to raise in aid of local charities.
The bishop told his local newspaper the CD had “come about because I sang at the Festival Too launch event.”
“After singing with the Yesterdays, the band suggested to me that I record a CD to raise money for charity and it’s gone from there really. I’ve now recorded what I need to and I’m just waiting for it to be tied together and for the launch date to be decided.”
Funds raised by the sale of the CD will be given to the Norfolk Hospice and to the Friends of St Nicholas Chapel. The society and the Churches Conservation Trust are hoping to raise £210,000 towards restoration of the historic chapel in order to qualify for a Lottery grant.
The £1.5m project will replace the roof on the nave and south aisle and add insulation, toilets and lighting.