During his short time in Shrewsbury Chris and I became close friends,sharing many very personal thoughts and ideas. I give thanks to God for thetimes when we were able to share music, theology and fun together and hispassing has left a hole in my life which is hard to fill. We shared his loveof organs and music. I recall one trip to Malvern when we examined an organfor sale that we thought might be suitable for Belle Vue Methodist Church.Our comments on what we found need not be repeated (very un-Methodist !) butwe both enjoyed the time and jokes together..Chris was a great encouragement to me in my own music-making and he wouldalways comment with great support and understanding upon any of thevoluntaries that I played. His own enthusiasm for playing hymns on the pianowill live long in my memory: he interpreted the words of each verse, playingwith variety and skill and, above all else, to encourage people to sing. Afirst class accompanist.Many of our conversations away from music would reflect on the work ofprobation officers and how that whole system has decline; we would reflectalso on that fine book “The Christian agnostic”, never reaching anyconclusion, of course.It was always a pleasure to visit Chris in his lovely home. Despite hispain and discomfort he was overjoyed when I told him that Linda and I wereto get married. A couple of weeks before he died he advised me that‘everything was in place and I am prepared to go’. Faith indeed alongsidehis humour and musicianship.He will live long in our various memories; Linda and I send our love toyou both and to your families.