Choir

The Choir meets on Fridays from 7- 8.30pm in the choir stalls. There is a junior section aged 7 years and upwards. The juniors are given free singing tuition and also free entry in RSCM music examinations AND dependent on experience they get paid for attendance and weddings. We are lucky to have a thriving senior Choir and it is expected that the older members have at least basic sight reading.

Over the past 12 months the choir has sung at a number of churches either for a joint choral services with their choir (e.g. All Saints, West Dulwich) or providing a choir to a church which does not normally have one(e.g. Holy Trinity, Millbrook, Southampton). They have also been involved in concerts with other local choirs, carol singing around the area and singing in local care homes.

The choristers main responsibility is to lead the singing at the 9.15am service every Sunday (term time only for juniors) We also sing about 9 choral Evensongs a year in the Church.

We are a fun group who are very welcoming. If you are interested in joining us, why not come along and listen to one of our practices where you will have the opportunity to hear and meet the choir. You can also visit our facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Thomas-Church-Choir-Lymington/13547347...

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choir party 2013

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After another very hot day the lovely shelter and mild breeze of All Saints grounds started off another successful end of year party. Food as usual was amazing and company of choristers and their partners was even better - even though a number of choristers were away on holidays.

Of course the annual summer party cannot be had without the tradition of a football match. The team captains this year were Peter and Matthew. As usual there was much competition (some would say violence!!!) and even blood spilt - from collecting the ball out of the brambles. Martin was a very competent goalie for Peter's team but person of the match had to go to Daphne Johnston who tackled and tagged many an opponent - also on Peter's team. Although Peter had a strong team the final score was 7 - 6 to Matthew's side. Many thanks to Roger for his usual unbiased (!!!) refereeing.

As the people had departed Roger and Mo suddenly noticed a roe deer bound across the grass and into the thicket. A fitting ending to a perfect evening.

We are very blessed to have such a wonderful choir who sing throughout the year.

2013 Christmas party

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Over 30 people descended on Ivor and Daphne's house last night for a very enjoyable Christmas party. Singing started the proceedings with an audience of husbands and wives. Then we were all spoilt by some amazing lasagnes created by Daphne to suit all tastes, salads and breads provided by other members of tbe choir. Talk was very relaxed with people table jumping between courses. Amazing desserts followed. Thanks to so many people - Ivor and Daphne for lending their house, John for serving, the choir for being amazing and most especially the partners wo so generously support us.

Choir carol singing - where can you find us this Christmas?

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St. Thomas Church are singing at a variety of venues this year. Come and join in, music and word sheets will be available.

Tuesday 17th - Royal, British Legion, 6.30-7.30pm
Thursday 19th- The Fusion Inn, 7.30 - 8.30pm
Saturday 21st- The Six Bells, 7.30 - 8.30pm
Monday 23rd- The Fisherman's Rest Pub, 7.30pm- 8.30pm

Choir Christmas 2013

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As I write this, on Christmas Eve, over the past week the choir has sung at 4 pubs/restaurants, two care home and one carol service on top of usual services. Tonight many will be there at Midnight Mass and tomorrow at the morning service. I am very lucky to have such a dedicated group of people. If you want to know more visit our facebook page - St. Thomas Church Choir.

choir carol singing 2014

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Christmas singing dates has now been finalised. Please come and join us. We are happy to receive requests. money raised will go to the Salvation army Christmas appeal and the Philippine Children's trust.

Wednesday 17th - Fusion Inn
Thursday 18th - The Angel Inn
Monday 22nd - The Six bells
Tuesday 23rd - The Kings Arms