On Sunday 17th October Fleet Parish hosted another afternoon of Desert Island Discs and the castaway was the Senior Curate Andreas Sistig. Andreas shared his choice of discs (listed below) treating us all to an entertaining hour of music interspersed with highlights in his life that have contributed to the building of his faith. He described himself as being “just an ordinary guy” and then gave us a remarkable insight to some of the events in his life. He told his stories with humour as well as great understanding of people and made us all smile or laugh at some points. As a young person he had various job experiences learning many practical skills from his close knit family, going on to the time he spent assisting on an archaeological dig. We were all fascinated to hear about his climbing experience on Mont Blanc and his cycle ride from Cape Town to East London and a little of his life in South Africa. The latter included an account of the time when he confronted a burglar in his home and the outcome of that. I think we all felt that in fact Andreas was “an extraordinary guy”. Thank you so much Andreas for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea in the hall and was a good way of people being able to share their thoughts on all that they had heard.
Fundraising for the lighting system at All Saints is giving a good time to many and I for one will look at the new lights as they twinkle remembering the afternoon with Andreas amongst all the other events.
These are his eight choices – for the record! The links will take you to Amazon where you can hear the tracks again or even download the tracks if you liked them!
- J.S Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, BWV 565
- Dire Straights On Every Street
- Herbert Groenemeyer Ich Hab Dich Lieb (Live)
- Toten Hosen Unplugged Das Mädchen aus Rottweil (Unplugged)
- Hubert Von Goisern Weit, Weit Weg
- Les Miserables Who Am I?
- Sting I Was Brought To My Senses
- G F Handel Handel: Messiah, He Trusted In God That He Would Deliver Him
His Luxury – A bottle of single malt