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Parish of Bury Roch Valley
The Parish Church of Saint Peter

Saint Peter's Road, Bury, Lancs. BL9 9QZ
Tel: 0161 764 1157

Vicar: Revd. Gordon Joyce

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1st Dec 2013

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Music at Saint Peter's

The Organ

The organ is a Jardine Organ installed in memory of those who fell in the Great War. A plaque listing those who fell can be found at the back of the church(along with one for the 2nd World War). The actual age of the instrument is unkown as it is thought to be a second hand instrument which had to be installed due to problems with the church fabric.

It is a two manual tracker action organ with pneumatic swell action and electric pedal action.

The organ was restored in 2002, being paid for by the congregation, by David Wells, Organ Builders. It is also tuned by them approximately twice a year.

The church also has an electric Yamaha keyboard which is used mainly for choir practice, butis also used in services, usually for the more "modern" type of music.

The church also owns an upright piano.

The Choir

The choir sings at all the main services (usually 10am on Sunday morning), but also "special services" whenever they occur.

The choir is a mixed choir with both boys and girls in the junior section and men and ladies in the adult section. The music they sing ranges from the traditional choral music to music written in 2010.

The choir performed Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo for an Harvest weekend, and has performed in a number of Extravaganzas. We also sing at Weddings if requested.

We are always looking for new members, whatever age (there is a minmum age though!). All we ask is that you can sing and you can be committed to the choir. If you would like any more information of joining the choir, please use the feedback form.

Choir practices are on a Thursday evenings, 6.30pm (for juniors) being joined by the adults at 7.00pm to 8.00pm (please note, the start time can change, depending of various factors).

The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.

Joining our choir

We are always on the lookout for new choir members. We were originally a 4 part S.A.T.B. choir, but due to people passing on, and the current lack of interest in choir singing, we now function as a 2 part choir.

If you feel you would like to join the church choir please contact us on the feedback form. We have choir practice on Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8.00pm in church (bring a warm coat in winter!) and of course at the 10.00am Sunday morning. We also do some evening services as required by the church calendar, and weddings as well.

The only requirements we have are that you like singing, want to be part of a team, and you can attend most services and choir practices!

Hymns and Music

The church currently use Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard and New Hymns and Worship Songs (Supplementary Collection) and the New English Mass for the Communion Setting.

We also hold a CCLI Copyright Licence and a Calamus Licence to supplement our worship.

If you would like any more information, please use the feedback form


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