Old Church Invite to Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

Invitation to Mulled Wine and Mince Pies with a side order of music by Octavia

Invitation To Enjoy Music, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

Next Sunday, 27th November, the Friends of St Mary’s Old Church invite you to enjoy Mulled Wine & Mince Pies with them. This event will also afford you the opportunity to renew or join the friends.


Octavia will be performing during the event, which runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Octavia is a ‘sub-group’ of Quire.

The music for Octavia is distinguished by the use of close harmony, polyphony and unison singing in several of the vocal styles found in the countries from which the World Music of Quire is selected. The repertoire includes English and Irish folk-type material and women’s choir music from Africa, South America, Polynesia and Europe.

You can hear several songs from Octavia on Angel Band as well as on Shout! singing one of their signature numbers Baalacoolwe, a Zambian song collected by the Dutch folklorist Jan Marten de Vries.

Quire World Music website


The Friends of St Mary’s is open to all those interested in helping ensure the preservation of this historical building.  Annual membership is just £5 per person or £10 per family.  The Friends advertise events on this website as well as posters around the village and by email to the Friends.  It’s important to note that all funds raised are entirely used for the conservation and maintenance of the church and churchyard. You can follow the group on Facebook.

If you would like a membership form you can do one of the following:

  • click here (Fillable PDF download),
  • email [email protected],
  • collect a form from the church, or
  • ring Penny on 01206 242394.
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