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One of the great things about being a church musician is that you rarely have to make a decision about some of the more important things that happen in the church meeting.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin

On the occasions that a decision is needed on the spur of the moment (and you make the wrong one) you can always pass the buck to the pastor of the congregation, as he’s the one ultimately in charge. For example. ‘When we share the peace, should we just shake hands or give each other a kiss?’ someone asks. ‘Don’t ask me — I’m just the piano player’, I reply. Aaah, all responsibility is abdicated.