The location of the Boaters' Christian Fellowship Annual General Meeting this year was the Junction 28 Church, very close to a certain junction of the M1. And a very convenient location it was too, being a simple nip up the motorway from Milton Keynes where we stayed last night.
I forgot to take a photo of the exterior so I've borrowed one. It doesn't look much like a church, does it? More like a block of flats or student accommodation. It was very good inside, though.
The day started with coffee/tea at 1100, then Jan and I joined several other musicians for a rehearsal of the music for the service which would come later.
There were just over 100 BCF members there, not bad for a total membership of 700.
Then followed an entertainment slot, where members sang, danced or did magic tricks. Did you know there is a Society of Christian Magicians? No, neither did I. (More illusions than invocations of the dark arts.)
After tea and a feast of cakes etc. we took part in a time of worship, where Jan and I played as part of the band. (Jan on violin, me on descant or tenor recorder). We stood next to an accomplished trumpeter: I suspect that my recorder was rather drowned out.
And that was it. We drove back to MK, stopping at a services for lasagne and chips.
(I took more photos of the proceedings, but I'll spare you them as I need to go to bed!)
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