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A new Junior Choir for children

A new Junior Choir for children will be starting 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!

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 Friday 21st September to register your contact details. If you can’t manage the first day, don’t worry- you can join in later. 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)

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.

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


We have tried to cover as many services as possible within the Benefice during the Interregnum, but it has not been
possible to cover them all.

Please check the Diary page of this web site, and the weekly pew sheets for regular updates.
You can also check with the Church Wardens and Parish Administrator on  

Church Warden

George Stephenson      462715

Parish Administrator

 Patsy Stephenson       07407107423