Alice worshipped at St. Alphege Parish Church, Solihull. She was previously a pupil at St. Alphege C of E Infant and Junior Schools. She was in a lively church youth group and was actively involved with Prayer Group, Club One, 'the space' and as a leader of one of the ‘Growth Groups.’
In the church services there are many different styles of worship. Alice sang in the traditional girls’ choir and also played the cello and sang in a music group playing contemporary worship songs. She felt very privileged to be able to contribute to the worship in this way.
One of her most moving experiences was singing an unaccompanied solo of ‘My Song is Love Unknown’ in the Solihull shopping centre during the Good Friday ‘Walk of Witness’.
The all girls’ choir at St. Alphege Church was set up in 2002 alongside the well established boys’ and men’s choir. St. Alphege Choir has had a boy finalist in the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition several times over the past thirty years, but Alice was the first girl from St. Alphege to reach the final and the first winner from the church. The children in the St. Alphege Choirs receive a first-class free training through the musical, social and intellectual challenges they encounter. For more details, contact Director of Music on 0121 705 1074.
For Solihull Parish Church, go to www.solihullparish.org.uk
For St. Alphege Choirs, go to www.stalphegemusic.com
For St. Alphege Infant & Nursery School, go to www.st-alphege-inf.solihull.sch.uk
For St. Alphege Junior School, go to www.st-alphege-jun.solihull.sch.uk