Lots of Ways to Get Involved.

Being a Server

Mothers Union

Bell Ringing

Choir and Organ

Servers

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.

Mothers Union

Upton-cum-Chalvey Slough Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union is open to women and men who seek to support the aims of the world-wide Mothers’ Union: to strengthen Christian marriage and family life.

Our branch meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10.30 at Saint Laurence’s Church for worship, a talk and a light lunch. On the first Thursday of every month, we meet at 10.00 at Saint Laurence’s for a corporate communion service. For details of our quarterly evening meeting, visit our Church diary. Newcomers are always welcome.

There is a regular Evening Group which meets on the first Tuesday of alternate months at St Laurence for worship, talk and a light supper. For further details visit our Church diary.

For more information contact:

Barbara Hillier
Tel. (01753) 527768
Alice Sanders
Tel. (01753) 579283

Choir & Organ

St Mary’s is proud of its choral tradition.

Music plays an important part in our Sunday worship. During the sung Eucharist, the choir normally sings a mass setting and an anthem.

At Choral Evensong, it sings an anthem and leads the congregation in the singing of the canticles and psalms.

The choir rehearses on the first and third Sundays of the month from 17:30-18:15 in the church.

It is directed by our organist, Malcolm Stowell. Malcolm has been playing the organ at Saint Mary’s for more than twenty years and has a particular liking for French Romantic Organ music. He is artistic director of our lunchtime concert series and also chairs the Windsor and District Organists’ Association.

If you enjoy singing and are able to sight-read, you may want to join our choir. Malcolm would be very pleased to meet you after one of our services.

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.