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 6:30pm.

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

December 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Open the Book
  • Experience Christmas
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Experience Christmas
  • Evening Prayer
3
  • Experience Christmas
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
4
  • C K Community Players (Set up)
  • Holy Dusters
  • C K Community Players-Let Us Be Merry
5
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service with Communion
  • Choral Evensong
6
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
7
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
8
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
9
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
10
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
11
12
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Choral Evensong
13
  • Morning Prayer
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • C K Infants Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
14
  • Morning Prayer
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • C K Infants' Rehearsal
  • Funeral of the late Mary Lewis RIP
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
15
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Visiting Bell Ringers
  • Evening Prayer
  • St Edward's Carol Service
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • C K Infants' Carol Service
  • CK Choral Society Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
  • Charlton Kings Choral Society Christmas Concert
17
  • C K Infants' Carol Service
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
18
  • Holy Dusters
  • Peal-Bell Ringers
19
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
20
  • Morning Prayer
  • Bible Study Group
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
21
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
22
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
24
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
25
26
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Choral Evensong
27
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
28
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
29
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
31
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer

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