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Last of the countryside Choral Evensongs for 2014 in Orchardleigh!

After a break of several years ‘Cathedral style’ Choral Evensong returned to the island church of St Mary the Virgin, Orchardleigh near Frome for three Sundays during the summer.

The last of the services takes place at 6.00pm on 21st September when the service is sung by ‘Cantores Occasu’ directed by Edward Cooke and includes music by Tye, Shephard and Victoria.

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 it’s location has no electricity and all services are illuminated by candlelight and the organ is pumped by hand!