This will be the first time I’ve attempted a blog – so I’m eager to learn more about how to do it properly!
My hope is that I can share thoughts and information about the Music at St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds – as that is my job!
I shall try to inform, entertain (maybe), but mainly let this be a vehicle for information for how (and sometimes why), we do what we do, as we seek to use our various talents to worship God in the magnificent setting of St Mary’s Church.
If you have never been to St Mary’s, go now, go tomorrow, or go soon! It is a superb building and houses a thriving and very active church.
My job, as Director of Music & Organist is to co-ordinate the music throughout our church – we have a traditional Boys’ & Mens’ Choir, a Ladies’ Choir, a newly formed Girls’ Choir, and an ever-growing worship band for a more contemporary style of worship.
Broadly – our weekly Sunday Services consist of
- 8am – BCP communion
- 9.30am – ‘Family’ or ‘All-age’ Worship – ( more contemporary worship )
- 11am – traditional Holy Communion or Morning Worship ( with a robed choir )
- 6.30pm – twice monthly Choral Evensong
If you would like to have a look at our Boys’ & Mens’ Choir – take a look at our website at
Also a Choir recruitment video, made some years ago when my predecessor, Peter Tryon, was Director of Music can be seen here:
We are always in need of more recruits for our choirs, so here is how you can get involved.
That’s all for now, folks.