Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

Serving at the Heart of Your Community

Our Music

Organist & Director of Music : Sara Wood GRSM ARCM LRAM Dip Ed 01628 522593; email choirmistress

Honorary Assistant Director of Music : Victoria Wood MA BSc FRSM

Each month we publish the Music diary - see this month's here    

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   The Choir of Boys & Men (22 members) and the Choir of Girls (13 members) cover two services each Sunday (11am & 6.30pm) during term-time. Singing in excess of six anthems during each Sunday (plus responses, canticles, psalms and communion settings) the repertoire of the choirs is extensive and varied.

The Boys and Men work together and as two separate choirs. The Girls sing for two Sunday morning services a month and for Midnight Mass & Good Friday, the Boys and Men sing at all other services. The Boys, Girls and Men combine to sing for special services.

CHOIR PRACTICE TIMES

            Tuesday          7 – 8pm                       Girls’ Choir

                                    8 – 9.15pm                  Men’s Choir

           Wednesday     6.35 – 7.35pm             Boys’ Choir


Holy Trinity Church Choir is looking for new members for the Boys’ Choir and for the Girls’ Choir. Any boy or girl aged 7+ is welcome to attend a practice. Please contact Sara (01628 522593; sarawood44@hotmail.com) if you would like to come along.

The choirs cover a wide variety of music, from traditional anthems to “Jonah-Man Jazz”, providing vocal training and a musical education for free – with the reward of pocket-money at the end of each term…and biscuits during the term too.

In addition, lifelong friendships are formed (half of the current Men’s Choir joined the choir as boys) and much enjoyment is had along the way. Singing is an excellent health and brain benefitting activity amidst weekly homework and sport.

The girls sing at 2 services a month and the boys sing at 2 or 3 services a month, as well as other occasional special services.


Recordings, radio and television appearances and visits to cathedrals and neighbouring churches are a long-standing feature of the music at Holy Trinity.

Holy Trinity is notable for the provision of a choral evening service each Sunday and for its customary trilogy of carol services (Advent, Christmas and Epiphany), with the unique fifty-five year tradition of holding its Christmas Carol Service on Christmas Day (6.30pm).

The choir sings for weddings and other special non-Sunday services throughout the year, both at Holy Trinity and at neighbouring churches. Services at Holy Trinity are supported by the use of the three-manual pipe organ and a Bluthner boudoir grand piano. The pipe organ, after extensive restoration work in recent years, is one of the finest in the local area.