COVID-19

March 2021 – current we are not allowed congregational or choir singing.  However we can have soloists.  Different choir members have been singing solos at our 11am Sunday morning services.  Typically they sing three hymns.  Have a look at recent services on our YouTube Channel .

 

THE CHOIR

St Mary’s are proud to have a four part robed choir, with up to 16 adult and 9 junior members.

The Choir lead the 11am Choral Service at St Mary’s each Sunday in the following monthly pattern:

  • 1st Sunday – Family Service with Junior Choir and anthem
  • 2nd (& 5th when it occurs) Sunday – Choral Mattins (psalm, chants, anthem)
  • 3rd & 4th Sunday – Parish Eucharist (setting & anthem, Juniors on 3rd Sunday)

The choir also support up to 10 additional services throughout the year, such as Midnight Mass, Christmas Day, Harvest, Corpus Christi and All Saints.

Choir practise is held weekly on a Friday at 7.30pm.

JUNIOR CHOIR

St Mary’s are pleased to have an ever-growing Junior choir. The Junior choir practise 10 – 10.30am on every first and third Sunday of the month, and on Wednesday evenings by agreement. Junior choir members can work towards RSCM ribbons and music theory.

The Rectory and PCC are keen to develop the music at St Mary’s and are always delighted to recruit new choir members. For more information please contact the Organist and Choirmaster, Ron Binnie, contact details below.

 

CHOIR MASTER

Ron Binnie started as Organist and Choirmaster in January 2021.

Read about Ron Binnie’s musical background.

Ron is always pleased to hear from people who are interested in the organ or choir.

Tel: 01926 408778, Mob: 07585 552455, Email: ron@ronbinnie.co.uk  

 

THE ORGAN 

We are proud to have a Nicholson three manual organ that was bought and completely rebuilt with additions in 1997.