AN ORGANIST and choirmistress has pledged that she will dye her
hair according to liturgical colours, to raise money to refurbish
her church's organ.
Kathryn Rose will start on the first day of Advent, dyeing her
naturally brown hair purple. She will then change her hair colour
according to the liturgical calendar - dyeing it variously white,
gold, red, and green. "I'm not looking forward to ordinary time, as
green really doesn't suit me," she said last week.
She plans to use hair-dyes from Camden Market, and says that
Holy Week will be her biggest challenge. "I'll have to go from red
during Holy Week, to white, then gold - Holy Saturday could be
interesting! It is meant to be light-hearted, and a bit of fun, but
it will also make me think a little bit more about something that
we follow as a Church."
She has vowed to keep up with the liturgical colours until
Pentecost, and hopes to raise about £6000 towards the £45,000
needed to re- leather the organ's bellows at St Andrew's,
Miss Rose, aged 32, who is Canadian, has lived in the area for
12 years. She is getting married in September at St Andrew's, and
decided to postpone the hair-dyeing fund-raiser until after the
wedding day. She said, however: "If someone offered me the entire
amount for the organ, then I'd consider doing it on my wedding day,
To donate to the appeal, text ORGN99 £10 to 70070, or see www.justgiving.com/LiturgicalHair.