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Church choir completes ecumenical pilgrimage

21 June 2017


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The choir from St Wulframs Church in Grantham has recently completed an eight-mile ecumenical pilgrimage, singing unaccompanied choral music in 12 different local churches.

The choir completed this challenge in recognition of Her Majesty the Queens Sapphire Jubilee and to help raise funds for a forthcoming residential trip to St Davids in Wales and the churchs choir robe fund. The choirs musical director, Dr Tim Williams, suggested the pilgrimage, and 40 choristers, 16 members of the adult choir and various volunteers took part.

The day started at 10am at St Sebastian’s Church in Great Gonerby, and the choir then sang in the following churches:

  • St Johns, Manthorpe

  • Church of the Ascension, Harrowby

  • Harrowby Lane Methodist Church

  • St Marys Catholic Church

  • Wharf Road Baptist Church

  • St John the Evangelist, Spitalgate

  • St Annes Church, Harrowby Road

  • Jubilee Church Life Centre

  • Alive Church, Castlegate

  • ChristChurch, Finkin Street

To conclude the pilgrimage, the group arrived at St Wulfram’s Church (pictured below) at 5.30pm, and here the robed choir sang a final service of thanksgiving.

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Further details on the choir’s pilgrimage around Grantham can be found on the church Facebook page, together with filmed footage from some of the churches.   

The choristers received sponsorship for their efforts, with the funds raised set to support their weeks summer residency singing in St Davids Cathedral and help with the purchase of more new choir robes (the childrens choirs are said to be running at capacity, with 24 boys, 28 girls and 11 in the senior teenage youth choir). More than £3000 has been raised to date via a My Donate page, which remains open for further donations.

For further information on St Wulfram’s, including service times, please visit the church website.