The Choir

St Mary’s Shortlands has supported a robed choir for as long as records survive. The Choir has been affiliated to The Royal School of Church Music since October 1955. Our Choir is an enthusiastic and cheerful mixed group of children and adults who rehearse on a Thursday evening. We offer membership for our young people from the age of seven as part of our Choir Club under the leadership of Canon Claire Tillotson. Choir Club meets from 7.00 to 8.00pm.

The choir sings at the Eucharist on a Sunday at 10.30am and there is a choral evensong once a month (normally on the 3rd Sunday). They also provide music for special services and festivals.

The Church Choir at St. Mary’s enjoys the financial support of the church P.C.C. and The Friends of St. Mary’s. The considerable generosity of The Friends recently enabled the Choir to completely replace their old robes with new cassocks and surplices. 

We are always pleased to welcome new members to our choir, both adults (including students and sixth formers) and juniors. If you would like further information about joining the choir contact the Director of Music, Canon Claire Tillotson at organist@stmaryshortlands.org.uk