The Organ

Organ at stone in oxney church

The organ

The organ came to the church in 1908, but its earlier history is unclear. It is housed in a pretty wooden case which stands behind the choir stalls on the south side. It has one manual and ten stops. It makes a very attractive sound in the building, which has a warm acoustic, and is an ideal instrument both for accompanying the services and for playing organ music of all periods.  Our resident organist and Director of Music and the Choir is Tracey Laws.

The Choir

Judging by the size of the choir stalls, the choir has numbered a good many singers in the past. At present there are 4 adult singers, so there is plenty of room for more! If you enjoy singing, why not give it a try? We are a friendly bunch and would welcome new singers at any time. No experience is necessary. We meet from time to time for  choir practice (often before monthly Evensong services) and currently sing at one to three services each month.

Choir at stone in oxney church

The choir                                                         © Mark Winwood

Concerts in church

From time to time the church hosts concerts by visiting musicians. One highlight was the visit of the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral, directed by Dr David Flood. The church was full and the music, which ranged across the centuries, was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present. How lovely to see such young people raising their voices with such skill and dedication.

Canterbury choristers at Stone in oxney church

The Canterbury Choristers