I WOULD like to thank the organisers of Songs of Praise, held on the grass at Churchfield Gardens in Ruislip on Sunday afternoon, July 11, which involved local churches.

The weather was lovely and we were able to sit in the shade of the trees. A big thank you also to the Salvation Army band, for playing traditional hymns and beautiful new songs.

I was surprised though that there wasn't a very large attendance. This was probably because it didn't seem to be widely publicised and most people found out about it within their churches.

But I'd like to have seen details in the local press and posters in shop windows as widely as Ruislip Manor and Ickenham.

If this is not done then nonchurchgoers don't know about the event and would miss something that they would have enjoyed.

Praise in the Park, in Pinner Memorial Park - which this year will be held on the afternoon of August 29 - has a large attendance and is widely publicised in advance.

I understand it has the support of the active Pinner Association, but perhaps Ruislip's Songs of Praise could arrange similar community involvement and publicity.