The Senior Choir
The Senior Choir is a robed choir and is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music through which we operate the chorister training scheme.
We sing at the main Sunday morning Eucharist and sing a Choral Evensong on the second Sunday of each month. The choir also sings for occasional offices and civic services throughout the year.
Our repertoire ranges from the 16th century to the present day. We number about twenty voices but we are always ready to welcome new members especially young singers and we have a music scholarship scheme to assist with further music tuition for eligible young choristers.
We are a friendly group with a common goal of the highest possible standards achieved by everyone learning together and enjoying fellowship and music-making.
Choir Practice takes place each Friday from 7:30pm to
We have vacancies for all parts (especially altos and tenors) so if you can sing and would like to know more about joining the choir at St. Mary's please contact our Director of Music Margaret Outen.
The Music Group
The imaginatively titled Music Group was formed in 2010, initially to play for All-Age Services and for Rev’d. Mandy’s Ordination. Since then we have gone from strength to strength. We now provide the music for All-Age and other occasional services and, more recently, at the monthly Family Eucharists. The Friends of St. Mary have also asked us to play.
We are an informal group of string players and flautists supported by a pianist, with a small group of singers. We are always on the lookout for new recruits to help us expand the artistic life of St. Mary’s Church (and have some fun too!). Any classical instruments would be welcome (even though this might cause our music arrangers some headaches).
If you are interested, and would like to talk further about joining us, please contact Margaret Outen
St Mary's Children's Choir Do you enjoy singing? St. Mary’s Children’s Choir is for girls and boys aged from 7 to 11. The choir will have the opportunity to sing about once a month at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at St. Mary’s Church in Stafford. Rehearsals are weekly during term-time on Fridays between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Most rehearsals are at The Church in Rowley Street with some rehearsals at St. Mary’s Church. Parents are very welcome to stay and listen. The Children’s Choir is run by Margaret Outen and other members of St. Mary’s Church, who are all DBS checked. Did you know? The great thing about singing together is that it’s fun and it encourages working together as a team. Singing together can also help you with your learning and memory, even helping you to achieve positive results with literacy and numeracy! Singing together can give you a sense of well-being and can help build up your confidence. You will also learn all the skills needed to be a good singer, including how to sing well, read music and perform in public. All this and it’s great fun too! Interested? If your child would like to join or, for more details, please contact Margaret Outen on 07982 734286