KING’S LYNN: Bishop is hitting the right note for charity
The singing Bishop of Lynn is tuning up to release a charity CD which will be a boost for two good causes later this year .
The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick has recorded six famous tracks from the 1960s along with a couple of spoken pieces with band, The Yesterdays.
He is now putting the finishing touches to the CD, which he hopes to release in the spring or summer.
Mr Meyrick hopes to raise money for the Norfolk Hospice, in Snettisham, and the St Nicholas Chapel appeal to raise £210,000 for improvements to the Lynn building.
Last year, he stole the show at the Festival Too launch by singing Wild Thing with The Yesterdays, a 60s tribute act, and has also appeared on ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes as Reg Presley .
Mr Meyrick is delighted with the CD, which will have a theme of love.
He said: “I think it is something to be rather pleased with but it is not finished yet.
“Recording is very different to singing things live, which I have to say I rather prefer.
“I like to have an audience in front of me. It seems very strange to be singing to four blank walls and a microphone.”
The idea to record a charity CD was sparked by Mr Meyrick’s performance with the band at Festival Too last year.
He has chosen six favourite songs, which includes Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, Happy Together by The Turtles and Knights in White Satin, which was sung by the Moody Blues.
He said: “These are songs I like singing and they thread together in a rather distinct kind of way.
“I have put together two spoken pieces which would have been called sleeve notes in the old days of LPs.
“What I have done is recorded them and they could go over an instrumental track.
“The theme of the CD is love and the way in which love is rather more than simply the release of passion.”
Mr Meyrick, who took on the role of Bishop of Lynn last year, had hoped to release the single before Christmas but this was prevented by illness.
But now he has more time, the Bishop may record extra tracks.
The CD is due to be supporting the hospice’s appeal to raise £750,000 to create a full-time service in Hillington.
It could also help the Calling All Angels appeal launched last year by St Nicholas Chapel members.
They need to raise £210,000 to release a £1.5 million Heritage Lottery grant to undertake important renovation.
The major revamp of the building will include a new roof with solar panels, a heating system, kitchen and toilet facilities.
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