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Orchardleigh holds Evensong for ‘Fair Frome’

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Orchardleigh, will be holding a service of Choral Evensong Sunday 16th July at 6.00pm.

The collection taken at the service will go to support the work of local charity Fair Frome http://fair frome.org/ Fair Frome champions greater financial, educational, social and health equality for people living in Frome and the surrounding areas.

The service, sung by members of the parish, under the direction of their director of music, David King, includes music by Hylton Stewart and Gabriel Faure.

It will conclude with ‘extended voluntaries’ (or a mini-recital) of organ music by John Bridge, Thomas Tomkins and Matthew Camidge. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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.

Due to its location it has no electricity and all services are illuminated by candlelight – even the organ has to be pumped by hand.