Lots of Ways to Get Involved.
Being a Server
Choir and Organ
A team of servers (aged 5 upwards) assists in our worship, mainly at the Sunday Sung Eucharist. New recruits or seasoned veterans are very welcome to join.
We particularly welcome members of the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary, to which many of our servers belong.
The Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary
The Guild was founded in 1898 to enrich the spiritual life of altar servers. The local chapter (or branch) of Saint Frideswide was founded at our Church in 1921, and meets about once a month for worship. All Servers, whether members or not, are welcome at these meetings.
There are no Mothers’ Union meetings until further notice due to Coronavirus.
For further details contact Julie James 01753 532425
Choir & Organ
St Mary’s, as with all places of worship, can no longer enjoy congregation singing at the services.
Hopefully the time will come when we can return to music at our Sunday worship and evensong accompanied by the splendid organ.
The Norman and Beard Organ
Built in 1912 by Norman and Beard, the organ was played at its dedication by Sir Walter Parratt, then organist at Saint George’s Chapel Windsor. A three manual instrument, it has 37 speaking stops and nine couplers with over 2,400 pipes. Pitched to French diapason, it is a splendid example of an English Romantic organ. Outside its liturgical use, it lends itself well to solo performances and concert accompaniment.