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Music at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church is pleased to introduce a limited number of chorister bursaries for young people joining the church choir. Holy Trinity Church will contribute towards the cost of private singing lessons during school term in return for singing in the choir at our Sunday and festival services. Further details can obtained from Canon Andrew

The musical life of the church is very active, with the choir performing regularly during services. The photo above shows one of our visiting organists David Bruce-Payne.

The Choir

The choir sings at the 10am Parish Eucharist service every Sunday throughout the year, and also at special services. It aims to provide a mix of modern and traditional church music, and regularly sings an anthem, canticles, responses and psalms.

We rehearse every Friday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

We are always glad to welcome new members and we are particularly keen to recruit basses and tenors. An ability to read music is not essential, but a sense of humour definitely is! If you enjoy singing and feel tempted to give it a go, just come along to a Friday rehearsal and have a word with our Choirmaster, or one of the choir members.

YOUR CHOIR NEEDS YOU! Please navigate to the “Whats On” page to read an excellent article written by one of the choir members on how the church might encourage more young people to engage in music, choral music and hopefully join the choir.

The Organ

We are fortunate to have a fine organ – a three-manual instrument with tracker action – built in 1903 by J W Walker, with a case designed by C E Pointing.

The organ was refurbished in 1986 by Bishop and White of Ringwood when the tracker action was lightened and additional stops provided. Visiting organists give recitals at the church from time to time.

Our Organists

Choirmaster and Organist

Post currently vacant

David Bruce-Payne

David moved near Weymouth in 2003 from Birmingham where he was Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire. David is a retired Cathedral organist and recitalist and has worked both in the UK and abroad.

It is with much pleasure that David now plays and helps out at many churches in Dorset.  He particularly enjoys supporting the musical scene in Weymouth and we are always pleased to welcome him to Holy Trinity.

Gary Smith

Gary started to play the organ after his voice broke.  At the age of 14 he became organist and choir master at St Cuthberts church Shustoke in Warwickshire. In 1985 he moved to be organist at St Leonard’s Whitacre. Gary has played at other churches throughout Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Cornwall, Middleton and at Cloyne Cathedral in the Republic of lreland.

In 1995 his business brought him to live in Weymouth and he played at various local churches until he was asked to assist at Holy Trinity. We are very pleased to have him as part of our Church family at Holy Trinity.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PETER AND ANN RENDALL

CONGRATULATIONS To Peter and Anne Rendall on the occasion of their Diamond wedding anniversary (60th!!!!). Father Andrew blessed their marriage at the conclusion of the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 9th September.

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Vicar’s letter for October 2018

“I’m a country person at heart! I was brought up in a small country town in North Cornwall with a thriving market each week. Sadly it is all now long gone. But as children my brothers and I used to love to go to the livestock market and watch all the farmers bringing their livestock and produce to market. At Harvest thanksgiving we would take our harvest gifts to church and I remember a wonderful harvest choral evensong and a hearty harvest supper which everybody was involved with.”

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