St. Mary’s is fortunate to have the support of an enthusiastic adult choir, which is responsible for the musical ministry of the church both within and beyond the parish. Numbering 30 at full strength, the choir rehearses on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, and again immediately before every sung service. The repertoire is comprehensive, ranging from the the music of the Renaissance schools right up to works which have been specially written for the choir.
Originally installed by Father Willis in 1878 and enlarged by him in 1894. His pipework remains at the heart of the organ, in spite of subsequent alterations by Hele and Co in 1904, Norman and Beard in 1932 and Eustace and Aldridge in 1980.
The Bathwick Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 1930 to 2100 and everyone will receive a warm welcome. On a good night they can manage a few leads of London Royal, but all levels are catered for. On Sunday mornings they ring a quarter peal starting at 0915 for the 1030 service. Visitors are most welcome to join them for this and should contact the Tower Master Mike Stubbs on 01225 484628 for details.