We have received an interesting donation for the auction, which may be of particular interest to any friends of the Community who knew Fr Simon Holden CR, who passed away in 2019.
A limited edition etching drawn for Fr Simon by Barry Fantoni is going under the hammer at CR’s auction on Saturday 5 September 2020.
Barry Ernest Fantoni is a British author, cartoonist and jazz musician, most famous for his work with the magazine Private Eye, as a cartoonist and columnist. He wrote scripts for the BBC’s satirical show That Was the Week That Was, and has also achieved success as a poet, playwright and jazz musician.
The etching comes with a written explanation revealing the connection between Fr Simon, the drawing and the artist. 

Another interesting piece going into the auction is a 78 vinyl record called  ‘Beaumont meets Reflection’. Geoffrey Beaumont was a member of the Community (he changed his name to Gerrard on joining CR) who died in 1970. He was a composer of popular songs and hymns, and he edited several new collections, many of which can still be found in various hymnals and are still sung today. Reflection was an internationally known music group in the 60s and 70s.

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