The Senior Choir
The Senior Choir is a robed choir and is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music through which we operate the chorister training scheme.
We sing at the main Sunday morning Eucharist and sing a Choral Evensong on the second Sunday of each month. The choir also sings for occasional offices and civic services throughout the year.
Our repertoire ranges from the 16th century to the present day. We number about twenty voices but we are always ready to welcome new members especially young singers and we have a music scholarship scheme to assist with further music tuition for eligible young choristers.
We are a friendly group with a common goal of the highest possible standards achieved by everyone learning together and enjoying fellowship and music-making.
Choir Practice takes place each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
We have vacancies for all parts (especially sopranos and tenors) so if you can sing and would like to know more about joining the choir at St. Mary's please contact our Director of Music, Margaret Outen.
The Music Group
The Music Group was formed in 2010, initially to play for All-Age Services and for Rev’d. Mandy’s Ordination. Since then we have gone from strength to strength. We now provide the music for All-Age and other occasional services and, more recently, at the monthly Family Eucharists.
The Friends of St. Mary have also asked us to play. We are an informal group of string players and flautists supported by a pianist, with a small group of singers.
We are always on the lookout for new recruits to help us expand the artistic life of St. Mary’s Church (and have some fun too!). Any classical instruments would be welcome (even though this might cause our music arrangers some headaches). If you are interested, and would like to talk further about joining us, please contact Margaret Outen