Imagine a small Bavarian village nestling in the shadows of the Alps in 1633. The great plague descended and many lives were lost to this mysterious illness. The villagers made a solemn vow that, if the lives of the villagers were spared, the whole village would perform a play every ten years, depicting the story of Christ’s suffering, dying and resurrection. Miraculously the plague did not claim any more lives and so, true to their vows, the villagers of Oberammergau enacted their first play in 1634.
Due to "public demand" we asked Tony Judd to provide us with his summary notes of the 9.15am Service which he led at KMC on Sunday 18th June, which he has kindly done. So, for those of us who missed it, or would like to remind ourselves what was said and sung, here goes :
"Last Sunday’s 9.15 service was not recorded. This is a summary of what I said, but to get the full effect you must read, or preferably sing, the hymns.
(Note that the service took place before the Finsbury Park attack).
"Sheep without a Shepherd"