Aquila Music Trust publishes John Glynnís recordings. The Trust was formed on 4th December 1991 to process income from John's music and to make discretionary payments to charities. 10% from every sale goes to CAFOD, the international humanitarian aid organisation of the Roman Catholic Church in England & Wales.
The Trust is an entirely voluntary organisation.
The Settlor is:
The Trustees are:
Coleen Carlile; Ian Forder [Chairman]; Mandy Harman [Friendsí membership]; John Stephenson;
Christine Thomas [Secretary].
Christine Glynn, Mandy Harman, Roger Noble,
johnglynn.org.uk: the on-line arm of the Aquila Music Trust.
website design and administration by 1StopWebs (with thanks to Robert Crisp, Website Manager)
Aquila is the Latin name for "eagle" and John chose
the name, because of a number of coincidences.
John's family origins are mostly in Ireland but he did find evidence in
North Wales of a Glynn family with a coat of arms sporting a spread eagle.
His family home was in Eagle Lane.
John's father was a retired employee of Barclays Bank whose
emblem is also a spread eagle. After he retired, Mr. Glynn built a small
boat that he named "Aquila".
The Trust banks with Barclays and the account is held in
their premises, called "Aquila House". *John's patron saint is Saint John
the Evangelist, whose symbol is also the eagle.
Profiles of The Trustees
Coleen Carlile John Glynnís
younger sister, Coleen, has watched his
music grow over the years and been touched
by the poetry in his soul.
As a teacher of English, she strives to
awaken in her students that same sense of
joy and love that lifts our lives above the
ordinary and shows Godís presence in all of
is married to Eileen and they have no children.
He is a eucharistic minister, sidesman/passkeeper at
New Hall (Springfield Parish) in Chelmsford in the
Brentwood Diocese of the UK.
Ian is heavily involved in voluntary community work:
he is organiser of drivers for two of the New Hall
(School) Voluntary Services [NHVS] activities. They
are the Saturday Club, which takes deprived children
and entertains them for two hours a week, and Riding
for the Disabled. He also drives for both groups.
Ian is Vice-chairman of the New Hall Group Riding
for the Disabled, and was a Parish Councillor on
Springfield Parish Council.
At work, Ian is a specialist in international tax
and he has a small consultancy as well as being a
director of various companies, with interests
ranging from stock-broking to property, from fish
farming to renewable energy.
And, if that wasn't enough, he's been Chairman of
the Aquila Music Trust since its inception in 1991.
(Flute and backing vocals in Aquila) has played the
flute for 25 years. Her love of music started very
young, continued throughout her life and opened many
doors for her. She plays at her parish church. She describes herself as the mother of
three gorgeous children. She has been a secondary
school governor and is Deputy Manager of a bank call
centre. She now brings her governance and management
skills to the Trust.
is a member of St Augustinesís Parish and is also
involved with the NHVS.
Christine Glynn Secretary; Christine
Thomas (Vocals and Guitar) was born in Barking and
now plays guitar and sings at Wickfordís parish
She first sang with Fr John as a teenager. A
champion majorette with national stage and TV
appearances in the 70ís, she is now a police
detective, having joined Essex Police in 1985.
She met Clive Thomas in 1981 and they have 3
daughters, a son and 4 grandchildren.
CLIVE THOMAS ON THE RADIO CAROLINE SHIP
© 2008 Radio Caroline
Clive Thomas former Trustee was Trust Manager until his untimely death
in August 2009.
Clive was responsible for the resurrection of the Trust and committed
himself wholeheartedly to its day to day running. He is greatly missed.