The Church (musician)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: A song is sung ahead of a 'Seventh Day Evangelist' service at Crossway Church in the Heygate Estate on April 27, 2013 in London, England. The Crossway Church is an international church, with the congregation made up of native Londoners as well as people from Ghana, Jamaica, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Korea, Brazil, Eastern Europe and the United States. It has been serving the local community at different sites around Elephant and Castle for almost 150 years. The church has been at it's current location in the Heygate estate since 1974. The Heygate estate in central London was built in 1974 as social housing and housed around 3000 people, but fell into a state of disrepair, gaining a reputation for crime and poverty. The estate is due to be demolished as part of the £1.5billion GBP 'Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme', and replaced with 2,500 affordable new homes. The area has become popular with street artists, storytellers, and guerilla gardeners and attracts an array of urban wildlife including bats, birds and mammals.
We told ourselves that creating a symphony orchestra would be great because the church already had a brass band, a flute orchestra, a guitar ensemble and a number of different choirs
It may be because traditionally women and girls had a lesser position and voice in the church so the abuse against girls is less likely to be recorded. Theologically, the responsibility for the abuse falls in a different area. With the boys there is the construction of the issue as homosexuality, which is then dealt with as a sin.
When I was younger I sang in the church choir, we even recorded a youth album. But I never contributed significantly as I never thought I had a big voice. It is only when I turned 18 that I bought a guitar and I started writing songsMore quotes »