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Choral evensong for the “church on an island”

A final summer choral evensong will take place in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Orchardleigh BA11 2PH on Sunday 20 September at 6.00pm.

The service, sung by the choir of the Church of St John the Baptist, Devizes, includes music by Farrant, Brewer, Moore and Darke.

The Church of St Mary dates back to the 14th century and sits on a moated island adjacent to the lake on the Orchardleigh estate and due to its location, has no electricity and all services are illuminated by candlelight and the organ is pumped by hand!

Plans are already being made for the 2016 series of summer choral evensongs by candlelight in the ‘church on an island’.

 

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