The Telegraph has picked up the St-Sep’s scandal from Slipped Disc and gone to church composer John Rutter for comment.
Rutter says: ‘What this current vicar seems to be saying is that music is OK so long as it’s part of a worship service. The concerts that take place in just about every church in the land, they’re not OK, and rehearsals are not OK either.
‘That flies in the face of the Anglican tradition.
‘I know Richard Chartres was a great friend of music and he would have been the first to say ‘come on’. But he is gone and so there’s nobody else.’
A sorry state of affairs.