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A new Junior Choir for children


A new Junior Choir for children started in the church on Friday 21st September at 4.30 (to end at 5.15) and will meet every Friday afternoon in term time.

The choir is for children of First School age who like singing.
It’s a way of getting some music education while having the fun of learning lots of songs!


We’ll sing a variety of music, (children’s songs, carols, folk songs, spirituals, chants, church anthems etc) leading to singing in occasional church services and little concerts.












Parents or accompanying adults can stay while the choir practises - they can listen and help themselves to tea or coffee and biscuits – and for the last few minutes, we’ll show what we’ve been learning to sing!


If you have a child who would like to join, you can email Ann Burgess or come along on a Friday  to register your contact details. If your child does not fall into the 4-9 age range, but is interested in singing, please contact me to talk about it.


The junior choir will be called “The Scallop Shells”. In the Middle Ages, pilgrims, wearing a scallop shell as a badge, travelled on foot to holy places hoping to get closer to God. For us, singing in Christ Church’s sacred space has a spiritual dimension.  


 The choir will be directed by Ann Burgess. (Ann is DBS checked; a music graduate with a PGCE in Music; experienced music teacher and mum; plays the organ and piano; Director of Music at Christ Church; plays for singing at Christ Church School on Wednesdays)


Update on the Scallop Shells Junior Choir


We have welcomed a dozen children to sing, with help from some mums and singing grans! So far we've done vocal warm-up exercises and sung songs about harvest and falling leaves in autumn; rounds about London burning and Donkeys munching on carrots; songs about day and night; an old English folk song, "I will give my love an apple"; a traditional song about a little dog wagging his tail in a bucket of water; a song about making a gingerbread man and a beautiful, gentle song called "Peace I bring you, my peace I give you".


If you know any children between the ages of 4 and 9 who might be interested, it's not too late to join in! There was a half term break:
 but we  have restarted on
Fridays  4.30-5.15pm

New House Groups


The first meetings of our new home group will be at 7.30pm on both Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th June at Tricia's house when we will begin our journey together with a little prayer and meditation, and take a peek at some new group study books to explore. There will be refreshments and time to talk and share ideas and concerns.



All are welcome from Christ Church and St Mary's, whether you've signed up or not, so please contact Tricia - phone: 01373 301255 - text: 07768 347848 - email: triciacoleman@virginmedia.com - for the address and to say which day you will come.


If you need a lift, please ask.


Looking forward to seeing you all.


Many blessings,
Tricia

Benefice Visit to Wells, Saturday 20th July

The Benefice has been invited by the Dean of Wells Cathedral for a tour beginning at 3 pm, followed by tea at 4 pm and concluding with Evensong at 5.15 pm.


Arrangements will be made for car sharing and it is hoped that some parking will be made available near the cathedral for some of those who are car sharing. Sign-up sheets are in our churches for you to record your interest in attending and also if you would like or are able to car share.