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

August 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
3
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late Catherine Mills RIP
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
4
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
5
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
6
  • Holy Dusters
7
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service with Communion
  • Baptism of Michaela Elvin
  • Choral Evensong
8
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
9
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
10
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
11
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Funeral of the late Patrick Boulton RIP
  • Evening Prayer
12
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
13
14
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Taize
15
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
17
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
18
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
19
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
20
  • Holy Dusters
21
  • Holy Communion
  • Breaking of Bread
  • Baptism of Eleanor Perks
  • Evening Prayer
22
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
24
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late Peggy Price RIP
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
25
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
26
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Memory Lane Service
  • Funeral of the late Valerie Flippance RIP
  • Evening Prayer
27
28
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Prayer and Praise
29
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
31
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer