Music at St Mary’s

Our Masses presently do not involve congregational singing. Any changes will be announced. In the meantime, please see our web site banners for details of “Parish Masses (public)” and our “Pandemic update” (May 2021).

We look forward to welcoming you.

Ave Maria !

Be filled with the Spirit as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (From the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians 5:18-20).

There are many opportunities to get involved with music at St Mary’s, particularly through playing and singing at Mass. If you would like to know more, please speak to singers/musicians after each of the following Masses.

On Sundays we have at 9.15 am (cantor & organist/pianist), at the 10.45 am (choir & organist) and at the 12.15 pm Mass (choir & music group).

Every third Sunday of the month you will find at the 9.15 am (music from the children & young people) and at the 12.15 pm (young adults – 18 years plus).

Director of Music – Eldon Murray
Young Adults Choir – Matthew Fletcher (Matt)
Children & Young People (Singers & Musicians)  – Penelope Stokoe (Penny)

Every first Sunday monthly at the 10.45 am Mass: the Parish Ugandan Community Choir

Every second & third Sunday monthly at the 10.45 am Mass: the Parish Latin Choir sing

Every fourth Sunday monthly at the 10.45 am Mass: the Parish Filipino Community Choir sing

Every fifth Sunday occurring monthly throughout the year at the 10.45 am Mass: the Parish Male Voice Choir (MVC) sing

All other Sundays, the main Parish Choir sing at the 12.15 pm Mass and a Cantor and Organist serve at the 9.15 am Mass

Banner image: Detail of statue of St Francis Xavier bearing a musical instrument as a gift for the Emperor of Japan.