St Mary’s boasts a fine and longstanding musical tradition of more than 3 decades.  Introits, anthems and mass settings are a regular feature of the weekly 10am Sunday services.  The choir also sings Choral Evensong and takes part in various recitals and concerts.  They are often asked to sing at weddings too.

CHILDREN are an integral part of the choir which is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music.  This allows them to progress by means of the graded Voices for Life scheme.

PRACTICES:  Weekly Friday evening practices involve special training for children from 6.45pm  to 7.15pm and full choir training from 7.15pm to 8pm.  Children then leave for their fun club at this time whilst the adults continue singing until 8.30pm when the children’s club also finishes.

PART-TIME SINGERS are always welcome to join in various special services and concerts on a “one off basis”.  Please contact the Director of Music for information.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC   Position  currently vacant.


The Organ

St Mary’s organ was built by Alfred Monk of Camden in 1880 and is one of the largest village church organs in the south-east of England.


CD: Antony le Fleming plays the Alfred Monk Organ

This CD, recorded on the organ in St Mary’s, comes recommended in Church Music Quarterly, the magazine of the Royal Society of Church Music.

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