Rocking Revs set to take show to church

Rev Chris Harrington - the Rocking Rev. EMN-150529-143522001
Rev Chris Harrington - the Rocking Rev. EMN-150529-143522001

A village church near Sleaford will be swapping hymns for pop and rock hits when two musical ministers perform a concert this weekend.

St Andrew’s Church, in Heckington, plays host to The Rocking Revs on Saturday.

The duo comprise Heckington’s rector, the Rev Chris Harrington, and the Rev Dave Maylor, vicar at Barnack near Stamford.

Mr Harrington said: “I suppose it’s something different - a vicar playing rock music in a church. We have been doing it for a few years now, mainly to raise funds for either the churches in my group or charities.”

The pair played together at Christmas at Heckington Village Hall, raising almost £1,000 for three charities.

This time, proceeds will go to St Andrew’s Church.

Chairman of St Andrew’s tourism and marketing group Andrew Key said: “We are working to increase the number of visitors to our wonderful church. A concert like this with The Rocking Revs is an excellent example of how we can achieve this.”

Ahead of The Rocking Revs, there will be a performance by local band Los Trios. The Rocking Revs will be joined by harmonica player Dougie.

The evening will feature well-known songs by Rod Stewart, Van Morrision, The Eagles and The Beatles.

The concert takes place at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced at £7.50 (including a buffet supper), are available from 01529 460272.