Events coming up at and around St Mary's

Saturday 9 June: St Mary's Summer Fete
1 - 4.30 pm (food till 5 pm)
Our summer fete is packed with family fun and old-world charm. Come and enjoy mellow jazz and ice-cold Pimms, vintage steam-engine rides and tours of the bell-tower, plus lots of stalls, games and our brilliant raffle - as well as our ever-popular tea room, serving delicious homemade sandwiches, cakes and more until 5pm.
Sunday 10 June: Open Gardens Day
1 - 5 pm
Move over Chelsea: for the first time this year, you have the chance to visit five beautiful private gardens around Harrow Hill for just £5 in total!
Extra treats include refreshments available at one garden and plants for sale at another.
The gardens are all within easy walking distance, in Waldron Road, Clonmel Close, Crown Street, Nelson Road and on the High Street. Money raised will be split between St Luke's Hospice and Spirewatch. 
Tickets are available on the day, from the Open Gardens Information Point which you will find on The Green, High Street (close to The Gantry, at the top of Byron Road).
11 May - 1 July: St Mary's Summer Music Festival
A series of seven concerts at St Mary's Church, featuring the talents of Colin Stone and friends. 
Next concert:
Sunday 17 June at 3 pm
Nicola Tait Baxter & Mina Miletic: cello and piano
Bach, Debussy, Shostakovich and more: tickets £15 (students £10), accompanied under-18s free.
At the end of this performance there will be a collection in aid of the Autism Research Trust.
Book tickets for any of the concerts here
View the full festival programme here
Sunday 24 June: Annual Civic Service
10.30 am
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.
Friday 13 July: 6 pm
Chester Centenary Evensong
This annual service honours the memory of Ronald H. V. Chester, a chorister here at St Mary's and Lieutenant in the RAF, who was killed on 13 July 1918, aged 20.
His family set up the Chester choral awards in his name and ever since, our junior choristers have been proud to compete for them each year.
The awards are given not only for choristers' singing but also for skills including understanding of church services and qualities such as reliability and leadership in the choir.
This year we are particularly delighted to welcome members of Ronald Chester's family and will be concluding the service by processing down to the family grave in the Lower Churchyard, where the choir will sing Sir Henry Walford Davis's setting of "God Be In My Head".
Sunday 22 July:
4 pm 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).
Book now: tickets are selling fast!



Debussy at St Mary's Church 
A gorgeous programme of favourite Debussy pieces, followed by drinks 
& a collection at end for Spirewatch.


7.30 pm   Fri 12 Oct 2018

St Mary's Christmas Fair

11 am - 2.30 pm   Sat 1 Dec 2018

NEW longer opening hours!

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