The Right Revd Jonathan Meyrick
is releasing “Everlasting Smiles from the 60s”
on Friday May 10
, and is hoping to raise a substantial amount of money for the Norfolk Hospice
at Tapping House,
and St Nicholas Chapel
in King’s Lynn
which is need of considerable repairs to its beautiful fabric.
Bishop Jonathan is no stranger to singing – he first sang “Wild Thing” publicly for the Brackley Young Farmers Clu
b in the late 70s and has sung both that song and others 60s hits on a number of occasions since, including Radio 1’s DLT in the Afternoon
, and ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes
Following an appearance in King’s Lynn last summer at Festival Too
(and the Diamond Jubilee Concert
on the Quay), he has been working with Jamie Thurston on a CD in which he sings a total of 12 songs with some poetry and reflection added.
Speaking of the fund raising from the album, Bishop Jonathan said: “Both charities are reflective of the love of God – shown in a distinctive, vulnerable and truly beautiful building; and even more in the love and dedicated care given to those in need of the Hospice’s ministry. I hope that you will enjoy the songs on this CD and that your support for the two charities will help them to flourish and minister the love of God in their distinctive and valuable ways.”
The album will be launched at 10am on Friday May 10 at the Hugh Ford Pavilion
at the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.
The CD will be sold through the Hospice’s shops and website.
The songs covered in the CD are: Wild Thing, Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No), Nights In White Satin, I’m A Believer, Words, Happy Together, I Can’t Control Myself, Anyway That You Want Me, Love Is All Around, Sunshine Superman, Nowhere Man and Delilah.
Pictured top is the rocking Bishop of Lynn the Right Revd Jonathan Meyrick. Courtesy of EDP.