Our current regular services are as follows:
8 a.m. BCP Communion. Two early morning Said Communion services will be held each month. These are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
10 a.m. Parish Eucharist. This is our core weekly service. However on the 1st Sunday in each month we will have a Choral Eucharist sung with Choral Scholars
6 p.m. Choral Evensong. Two evensong services are held each month. These are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.
10 am Mattins in Church followed by coffee in the Hall
Please see the current edition of our Weekly Pew Sheet for the current Covid protocols that might apply to the various services
The Importance of Music at St Mary's
Music has always been important at St Mary's, which pioneered the liturgical performance of 16th and 17th century choral music from the 1950s onwards.
The church has professional singers, and a Church Choir which we are planning to expand
Choral Eucharist at 10 am in Church with the professional singers and some members of the regular choir Please see our Pew Sheet for details.
The Norbury Choir
The Norbury Choir sing at Choral Eucharist, Choral Evensong and on major festivals.
It was the focus on early choral music that inspired the commissioning of the superb organ installed in the church by Frobenius, Organ builders of Lyngby, Denmark, in 1975.
This outstanding instrument was voiced in the church by Erik Frobenius, and is widely praised for its light, responsive touch and the delightful sweetness and clarity of its sound. It is a smaller cousin of the renowned organ of Queen's College, Oxford, installed by Frobenius a decade earlier.
The organ is a joy to play and has attracted a number of eminent organists to play, give recitals and make recordings on St Mary's organ, including James O'Donnell, James Dalton, Simon Preston, Dame Gillian Weir, Susi Jeans and Ian leGrice. A CD recording of the organ was recently recorded by Emma Gibbins, a previous Director of Music of St Mary's, and is available for sale at the church.
The specification can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register here
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