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We sing at all Sunday services, leading the congregation in singing the responses in the communion service, to music written by our former organist and by our former Rector, as well as in hymns. We sing anthems, songs, plainsong and rounds, and we also sing at Evensong or Compline each month, as well as for weekday evening services for church festivals such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Ascension Day and so on (the photo is from our Christmas Carol Service)

We practise together on Friday evenings twice a month (sometimes more often!) at 7.30 in church. We learn and practise hymns, songs, anthems, psalms, chants and responses. Practices are great fun, as well as hard work. Our choir mistress rewards our efforts with smiles! Music is such an important part of our church life, a support in sorrow and in joy, at Festivals and in our day to day duties, and a way of sharing our faith.

All singers are welcomed with open arms! We aim to sing in 4 part harmony.

We often join with our friends from other churches in the village to form a village choir to sing at musical services and festival celebrations.

In 2003, we raised £1250 for the Anthony Nolan Trust by a marathon hymn-sing – two and a half hours non-stop, ending in a simple service of thanksgiving and dedication.

We attend local choral training events (e.g. RSCM Choir Festivals), and we get together for singing evenings with food!


  • “Eternal God, we give you thanks for music, blest gift from heaven to all your servants here on earth:
  • In time of joy a crown, in sorrow consolation; companion through our days of tears and mirth…
  • As we are blest, so may our gift bless others: may hearts be touched and spirits lifted up anew.
  • Let music draw together those who live as strangers, bring joy to those we love, in thankfulness true…”