21 June 2017
The choir from St Wulfram’s 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 Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee and to help raise funds for a forthcoming residential trip to St Davids in Wales and the church’s choir robe fund. The choir’s 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 John’s, Manthorpe
Church of the Ascension, Harrowby
Harrowby Lane Methodist Church
St Mary’s Catholic Church
Wharf Road Baptist Church
St John the Evangelist, Spitalgate
St Anne’s 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.
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 week’s summer residency singing in St Davids Cathedral and help with the purchase of more new choir robes (the children’s 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.
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