Events at and around St Mary's

1 JUNE 2018
affecting access to St Mary's Church
  • Church Hill (8 am till 11.30 pm)
  • Peterborough Road (noon till 11 pm)
from Davidson Lane to West Street
  • Grove Hill (noon till 11 pm)
from Davidson Lane to Peterborough Road
The road closures are due to filming at Harrow School's War Memorial Building and the road outside, for a Twickenham Studios production called Lyrebird
Sunday 24 June: 10.30 am
Annual Civic Service
All faiths come together here at the Borough Church of Harrow, as we gather to welcome Councillor Kareema Marikar in her new role as Mayor of Harrow.
The service will be followed by a reception at Harrow School.
Friday 15 June: 7.30 pm
Spirewatch Summer Concert
Harrow School Speech Room
David Woodcock, Director of Music at Harrow School,
will perform music by Bach, Reger and Duruflé
A rare chance to hear Harrow School's magnificent four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ!
Entry to the concert is free: there will be a collection and drinks at the end in aid of Spirewatch (the Friends of St Mary's). Spirewatch raises funds to preserve our precious church: without its generous support, we would still be waiting to start work on the roof restoration!
Membership costs just £10 a year: please contact Jenny Ransom via the Parish Office for details. 
​Sunday 1 July: 3 pm
Colin Stone and Martin Fogel: piano and guitar
St Mary's Summer Music Festival
A series of seven concerts at St Mary's Church
(11 May - 1 July), featuring the talents of Colin Stone and friends. 
Pianist Colin Stone begins this afternoon's programme with works by Chopin. After the interval, guitarist Martin Fogel will present an eclectic selection of music from Bach to Takemitsu, including crossover works by Gary Ryan and Fogel himself. 
Tickets £15 (students £10), accompanied under-18s free.
Book tickets here
View the full festival programme here
Sunday 22 July: 4 pm * SORRY: SOLD OUT!*
"It's a Small World"
in St Mary's Church Room
St Mary's Handbell Ringers present "It's a Small World":
a light-hearted programme of music and readings in memory of John Small, former leader of the ringers, who arranged over 150 pieces of music for our handbells.
Musical pieces include the Pavane from Warlock’s Capriol Suite; The Sun whose Rays are all Ablaze from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado; and the debut of John's arrangement of Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies. The readings come from authors as diverse as Shakespeare, Tolkien, Betjeman and Lear. 
Tickets £10. including high tea, available only in advance (see poster for details)... Sorry: sold out!
Saturday 16 June
Spire Café and midsummer music
Organ concert: 1 pm
Café: 10 am - 4 pm
Mervyn Hogg, organist for many years at St Martin's in Ruislip, has arranged a programme including many rarely-heard treats such as the Prelude from Daniel Jones's 'A Refusal to Mourn', Parry's quietly haunting Elegie (1918) and Mozart's Fantasia and Fugue in C (K383a / K394).
The concert is free, with a collection at the end for St Mary's roof appeal.
Spire Café will be open all day, serving homemade brunches, soup, snacks and cakes: please feel free to linger and enjoy the peace of Harrow Hill and St Mary's.


9 September – Patronal Festival
30 September – Harvest Festival
7 October – Harrow School sing choral evensong
13 October – Harrow Deanery Choirs Festival at All Saints, Queensbury
11 November – Armistice Centenary

text © St Mary's Church Harrow on the Hill 2020      images © S Foster & N Ford 2020

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