6 February 2019
Last week, a minister called Classic FM with a request. He was phoning from a Nursing Home in the south of England. He had just taken a midwinter service. However, the falling snow prevented him from travelling thirty miles south to take another.
He knew that the residents would be waiting for his arrival. Interestingly, the service was always prefaced by some music from Classic FM. A member of staff ensured that it was broadcast through the television.
Because he couldn’t get there, the minister thoughtfully told the presenter about the residents waiting in the Nursing Home and asked for a piece of Mozart to be dedicated to them.
And so he remembered them. In his wintry absence, he had connected with them through the music of Classic FM. They were not forgotten but remembered by a nation and that special communion facilitated by minister and people was restored.