Honours and awards: Fellow of the Society of Crematorium Organists

I was delighted to be presented with Fellowship of the Society of Crematorium Organists. I spent several years regularly playing the organ for funeral services at crematoria, principally at Enfield Crematorium but also at others in north and south London. Indeed, when needed, I have both taken the service (in my capacity as a minister) and played the organ for the hymns. The work of a crematorium organist is often overlooked, and I am very pleased to see that there is now a Society to bring these hard-working musicians together, predominantly light-hearted in tone, but also with a suggestion that it may provide a forum for the discussion of conditions within the profession.