Music

Director of Music:    Mrs. Mila Collier

Music plays an important part in the worship of St. Mary’s Church.  We are affiliated to The Royal School of Church Music.

Services:

The main Sunday commitment is the Parish Eucharist at 9.30 am using Common Worship Order 1. In addition there are two Baptism services each month, usually attracting large congregations. Two hymn books are currently in use: ‘Hymns Old & New’ and ‘Ancient & Modern New Standard’. CCL and Calamus copyright Licences permit the occasional use of other material. The annual service of  Lessons & Carols, music during Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Remembrance Sunday and Advent are examples of other opportunities for significant musical input.

The Organ:

It is 2 manual, built by Lewis & Co. of Brixton, London, erected in 1879. It is regularly maintained Lance and Christopher Foy. The pedal board and swell organ have electronic action and the Great Organ has tracker action.

Organ

The Choir:

There is a robed choir that sings at the Parish Eucharist each Sunday and for monthly Evensong. They practice on Friday evenings.