St. Mary's has an active and enthusiastic team of music makers. Their main purpose is to support the worship of the church and assist with local outreach projects whenever possible. Music is an important component of worship at St. Mary's and our services offer an opportunity to experience a wide variety of genre and styles. We are fortunate in having a reconditioned two manual tracker-action organ.
There is a small group of instrumentalists led by piano and accompanied by singers who lead the music at the two Morning Praise services each month. Singers and players of instruments of all abilities are welcome. The music tends to be more modern in style at these services, and the worship more informal.
A mixed voice, all age choir sings at the 10.30am services on Sundays and at special festivals, and weddings if required. The choir has been affiliated to the RSCM since 1957.
The Bell Choir plays at a number of services during the year, but mostly focuses on outreach work. Rehearsals are on Saturday from 8.45 – 10 am in the church Meetings Room. If you are interested please contact Julie Clark on 0208 325 5804.
New musicians and singers welcome.
We extend a warm and friendly welcome to all new members and no previous experience is required to join. If you feel that part of your service to God is through making music, your contribution would be greatly appreciated, either as a regular or an occasional member. Making music is a sociable and enjoyable activity that is spiritually uplifting.
The six church bells include a tenor bell dated 1602, a bell dated 1670 and another dated 1837. In 1882 Sir Everard Hambro, the owner of Hayes Place, gave three new bells.
There is no longer an active bell tower team but the bells may be rung before and after weddings and other special events.
Contact the church office (020 8462 1373).