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Something to Sing About

Posted by on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Music 
St. Peter and St. Paul's Church has been awarded a grant by The Ouseley Trust, which supports the development of choral music in parish churches and cathedrals up and down the country.

This is exciting news for the musical life of our church!

The grant has been given for us to employ a Junior Choir Leader for three years. We hope to find an enthusiastic and talented musician who will inspire and enthuse young people to develop a love of singing, through making connections with local schools and...
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Good Friday - Fauré's Requiem sung by Aylesford Choir

Posted by on Monday, March 24, 2014, In : Music 

Good Friday - 
Fauré's Requiem sung by Aylesford Choir


For many years it has been the tradition of our choir to mark one of the most important days of the church calendar - Good Friday - by performing a major choral work and this year is no exception. Under Michael's expert guidance and Helen's patience at the piano, we have been learning, or relearning for some, Fauré's Requiem. This year, almost all our Junior choir will be taking part and they really help to boost the soprano line. We are ...

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The Joy of Music and Worship at Aylesford Church

Posted by on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : Music 

The Joy of Music and Worship at Aylesford Church

MUSIC

Our music was abundant over the Christmas period! Our acoustics were just right for both events:


  • Christmas Brass Band afternoon concert - a hugely popular part of our Christmas at Church.
  • The 9 lessons and carols service with orchestra on a late Sunday afternoon
We had our usual Christmas Carol singing in the Village Square - there were over 100 people and it finished with a walk up the hill to the church for hot mince pies and mulled wine. Th...

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Aylesford Tower Outing

Posted by on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Music 

Aylesford Tower Outing

Once more the ranks of Aylesford ringers sallied forth on their annual outing on 28th September, this time crossing the water to South Essex. Our ranks were somewhat depleted for a variety of reasons so we were glad to have Barry Evans and (for the afternoon) Alan Phipps with us. It was good, too, to have the company of non ringers Diane Evans and Julie Hambelton. 

Thanks to the customary (but never to be taken for granted) hospitality of other ringers we were able to r...


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That Big Band Sound

Posted by on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Music 

That Big Band Sound

The Aveley and Newham Brass Band returned to the church at the end of June, this time for an evening of music from stage and screen. I love the way they set the church ringing when they get into their stride, the three percussionists racing from one instrument to another, and wind players blowing for all they are worth. The band have a huge repertoire, from quiet, delicate pieces to big and bold, from classical gems to today's musicals, like "Bring him home" from "Les Miser...

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Learn to be a bell ringer

Posted by on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : Music 


Learn to be a bell ringer

Aylesford Church has a happy band of bell ringers who practice every Tuesday evening in the church tower and who ring for church services on Sundays, for weddings and for special occasions like the Queen's Jubilee. Ages range all the way from children to people in their 80s. They are happy to welcome new members and to train them, anyone from 10 years old and upwards. Primary aged children might like to be accompanied by a parent or even a whole family might like to t...

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