Music has always played an important part in Christian worship, and that remains true today. We use different styles of music in our services, spanning the full Christian tradition, from hymns and choral music to contemporary worship songs.
Every other Friday is Music Night at St Mary's when anyone with a love of music is welcome to gather together to sing, chat, improvise, open the bible, play and learn together. Find out more from Wendy Loy
Although the 10:45 service at St Mary's has a similar structure and feel every week, the style of music that we use varies. On the first and third Sundays the music is led by a band and includes contemporary songs and classic hymns. On the second and fourth Sundays the music is led by the choir, with hymns and an anthem during communion.
At Christ Church the 9:15 service includes hymns led from the organ. The choir leads the music on the first and third Sundays.
The choir welcome new members, and to join you need only to have a reasonable ear and enthusiasm for leading worship through singing.
The band also welcomes new members.
To find out more about any aspect of the music at St Mary's, please contact Revd Hugh Nelson on 01580 211739 or email@example.com. For anything to do with music at Christ Church, please speak to the organist, David Denton on 01892 890244 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church hosts a weekly Community Choir, which welcomes anyone who enjoys singing. You can hear a clip of them singing here. They practice on Monday evenings. Contact Tina Gallagher for more information.
Both churches also have bells which are rung on a regular basis. At St Mary's they are rung before the 10:45 service every Sunday, as well as for weddings and on other special occasions. At Christ Church they are rung for weddings and on special occasions. Both churches welcome guest ringers.
To find out more about the bells, or to book a time to come and ring, please contact Rosemary Southon on 01580 211791