The choir at St. Mary’s Church, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham is a traditional 4-part robed choir affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). The choir’s repertoire encompasses music of many styles from plainsong through to contemporary. The choir sing at 2 services each Sunday, these are the Parish Communion at 10:00am and Choral Evensong at 5:30pm.

In addition to singing services at St. Mary’s, choir members have the opportunity to take part in external courses and events, and the choir maintains a regular program of singing visits to local cathedrals. Suitably experienced choristers have the opportunity to prepare for and enter the RSCM Dean’s and Bishop’s award schemes and may also audition to sing with RSCM Voices.

We also enjoy a number of social events throughout the year, many of which are particularly for the benefit of our school-aged choristers. Recent events have included cake decorating and a trip to Drayton Manor. We have an annual barbeque at the end of the summer term and a bonfire and fireworks party on the Friday nearest to November 5th.

We believe that we are the only choir in Cheltenham that offers this rich mixture of musical and social activity and that puts children and young people at the heart of all that we do.

June 2024

Monday June 24

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Prayer
Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Prayer
Recurs weekly
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir Practise
Recurs weekly

Tuesday June 25

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Prayer
Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Prayer
Recurs weekly
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bell Ringers' Practice
Recurs weekly

Wednesday June 26

8:50 am – 9:20 am
Open the Book
Recurs weekly
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Prayer
Recurs weekly
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Open the Book
Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Prayer
Recurs weekly

Thursday June 27

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Prayer
Recurs weekly
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Little Fishes
Recurs weekly
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Open the Book
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Communion
Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Prayer
Recurs weekly

Friday June 28

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Prayer
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Church Flowers
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memory Lane Service
Recurs monthly
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening Prayer
Recurs weekly

Saturday June 29

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Interment of the late Alan Marshall RIP

Sunday June 30

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Holy Communion
Recurs weekly
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Parish Communion
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Baptism of Oscar Filmer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Interment of the late Alan Smith RIP
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Full Choral Evensong

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