St Mary’s has a strong musical tradition. A four-part choir sings each Sunday at both morning and evening services as well as on feast days and for other special events. The church is especially notable for its fine three-manual tracker organ. The current Director of Music is Frederick Stocken, who took over from Martin Seymour in 2011. (Read more about Frederick here)
St Mary's ChoirSt Mary's Junior Choirpicture of St Mary's organ
St Mary's has a committed choir, which practises every Friday evening and before main services. The choir sings a wide repertoire of sacred music from the Renaissance period to the present day and welcomes new members without audition. Members of the choir have to be able to read music to some degree because of the varied music sung weekly.
Junior Choir is directed by Linda Wiskin and offers children from the age of nine choral opportunities; unison and two-part singing, as well as singing with, and alongside, the main choir at least once a month at the Sunday morning service.
Click here to inquire about joining St Mary's senior or junior choirs
Our organ was built after the fire in 1969, by Grant, Degens and Bradbeer Ltd. of Northampton, who have also built instruments for New College, Oxford and the University of York. It is a tracker-action organ with a light, clear sound, comprising three manuals and thirty-two speaking stops.
Prayer Diary
We pray for the world and our local community on a regular cycle. Click on the tabs to see this week's prayers or for a link to the whole cycle.
Week 1 The World
Fair government
Grange Avenue, New Jubilee Court
Peace and Justice
Empress Avenue, Fullers Avenue
Aid Agencies and NGOs
Parkland Road, Warley Road,
Areas of Conflict; Peace Keepers
Priory Close, Hockley Court
Exploited workers; Modern Day Slaves
The Chilterns, Radleys Lane
World poverty; Stewardship of Nature
Broadwalk, Grove End
Fair Trade and sustainable development
Cedar Court, Woodleigh
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