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Music at St Mary's

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Music is indispensable to worship at St Mary’s. 

Those of us who are involved in making it, believe that music is an integral part of what makes us human – and our humanity is where we are touched by God.  In all we do, therefore, as musicians at St Mary’s, we aim to illuminate and enrich our response to God and lead the congregation in going deeper into the mystery of faith.

We have small adult choir for our 9am service supported by two organists who share the service duties.

The 10.45 service music is provided by a larger, more diverse music group of singers and instrumentalists, including keyboard, guitars, wind and percussion.

All the musicians collaborate at various points during the year for join services of Evensong, Compline and Carols by Candlelight.

There is a group of young musicians who make up the Elastic Band, which joins in with the adult music group for special events such as the Nativity Play and All Age Services.

Music at St Mary’s is for all comers – you don’t necessarily have to be able to read music, and we don’t hold auditions.  We rehearse on Friday evenings for both services, and this is usually followed by a social evening at one of the local pubs.

To find out more, please contact our Director of Music Edward Blakeman.

Wendover Music and Wendover Choral Society

St Mary's is a wonderful concert venue and hosts concerts by both Wendover Music and Wendover Choral Society. We are delighted that our church building can play this role in our community, helping to facilitate music-making of the highest quality and helping to glorify God.
Hello and welcome to St Mary's. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome! 

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St Mary's Church in Church Lane, Wendover, for our two main Sunday services each week, which start at 9.00am and 10.45am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey


There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the Church Centre, which you can find through the door towards the front of the church on the left hand side.

Our Main Sunday Services

Our 9am Holy Communion is a more traditional service, including music and hymns in an established style but using up-to-date language. It will probably appeal to those who are used to more formal Anglican worship.  There is no provision for children at this service.

Our 10.45am Sunday Worship services follow a more informal style with contemporary worship songs. These services are typically most suitable for families. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, we share Communion at this service and Ignite (for children aged 5-11) and Surge (our youth group for 11-16s) run on these Sundays. The first and third Sundays are All Age services, designed to be rich in teaching and learning for people of all ages - from 2 to 92!

You can find details of our other services here.

Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Church Life section on this website to see if there’s a group that you'd like to join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church, why not sign up to serve on a team. We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in different aspects of our work.

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! St Mary's is open every day from 9am to 6pm and you would be very welcome to come and have a look around before you come to a Sunday service. In the meantime, please fill in the form below if there is anything you'd like to kn
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?
We hope that whoever you are and wherever you come from, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes,

Rev Sally Moring