Church Organisations

Here you will find details of organisations within the church and of affiliated organisations.

Church Choir

We are a traditional four-section robed choir of ten to sixteen who support the regular services of the church. We normally sing as a full choir at Parish Communion on three Sundays of the month, at festivals and for weddings and funerals and other special occasions. The choir also sings Evensong twice a month.

Whilst for most of the year our musical programme consists of hymns, psalms, communion settings and a wide variety of anthems appropriate to particular days, we undertake substantial programmes, for example, for Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
Our choice of special music is wide in style and period, from mediaeval to the present day, accompanied by the main organ in the nave or unaccompanied when appropriate. Evensong is sung with the chamber organ in the chancel.

Come and join us:
Some of our members are highly experienced but by no means all, and anyone of whatever voice who enjoys singing is welcome to join us. There is no audition; nor do you need to be able to read music. We do expect however that members attend practices consistently so that we can maintain our high standard. Our policy is to aim high but only to sing music which is within our capacity.

Our normal routine practice is held in church each Thursday for an hour or a little more but we do hold optional extra practices in advance of special occasions.

So, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested!

Flower Arrangers

A team of flower arrangers provide...

Church Cleaning

The church is kept clean by a team of volunteers...

Churchyard Maintenance

"The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth".

We have a small team who help to maintain the churchyard.  But we could do with more!

It's quite a large space and the location of the graves and memorials gave no consideration to those who would be mowing the areas in between.  So it's challenging, but also rewarding.  There is nothing more-enjoyable than working in the sunshine, pausing to converse with those who are visiting or just passing through.

To misquote Dorothy Gurney, "You are closer to God in a churchyard, than anywhere else in church".

Edington Parish Hall

Edington Parish Hall is owned by the Diocese of Saisbury.  It was built in 1885 for use as the Sunday School for Edington Priory Church.  Today it is run by a management committee consisting of villagers and members of the church congregation.

Click below for more information about the Parish Hall or to apply to book the hall.

Affiliated Organisations

The Friends of Edington Priory Church - was founded in 1956 to assist the vicar and the PCC in the restoration and maintenance of the church and the improvement of its furnishings and fittings. Visit their excellent web-site for information about the Friends, Church History, What's On and lots of great photographs.

Edington Music Festival - is a unique annual celebration of church music, performed at the highest level and all within the context of worship. For over 60 years, church musicians from around the country have been gathering in Edington for one week in August to lead this immersive experience.

Edington Arts - is a tremendous resource for the local and wider communities, bringing small scale, high quality musical performances of all kinds to Edington Priory Church including concerts and musical workshops.  

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