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.

Calendar

May 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service and Baptism of Evelyn Morton
  • Baptism of Archie Gardner
  • Choral Evensong
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
3
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
4
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
5
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
6
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
7
  • Marriage of Gregory Gannon and Harriet Gallagher
8
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Taize Service
9
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
10
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
11
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
12
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Visiting Bell Ringers
  • Evening Prayer
13
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
14
  • Holy Dusters
15
  • Holy Communion
  • Breaking of Bread
  • Choral Evensong
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Bible Study Group
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
17
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
18
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
19
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
20
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
21
22
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Prayer and Praise
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
24
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
25
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
26
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
27
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Memory Lane Service
  • Evening Prayer
28
  • Holy Dusters
  • Marriage of Liam Beames and Anna Hayward
29
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Baptism of Jade Hodgson
  • Full Choral Evensong
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late Graham Briggs RIP
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
31
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice