Safeguarding Update

We take safeguarding very seriously at St Mary’s and have just appointed a new Safeguarding Officer, She is Louise Whitead and her contact details can be found elsewhere on this website. She recently spoke about her role during the Family Commuion service and you can listento it by following this link.

Choir Festival – Abingdon

On Saturday (Sept 30th) some members of the choir joined others for a choral evensong at St Helens church Abingdon. The event was the annual RCSM festival where choirs from all over the Diocese came together to celebrate evensong. We had been practicing for weeks to join a choir of over 100 which was coached and conducted by Mark WIlliams. Highlights included a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Murrill, (a bit of a challenge) and finishing with a spirited rendition of The Heavens are telling by Joseph Haydn.

Sally’s last Service

Sally has conducted her last service at St Mary’s – a recording can be found in Services (Here)

We are all sorry to see her go, but there is work to be done in Christ Church which calls her away. We have been very lucky to have had her leadership for the last 7 years and wish her well in her new role.