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Chapel Choir sings Evensong as guests of St Mary’s, Calne

Thursday, 30 March 2017

The College’s Chapel Choir made a trip to Wiltshire last term, to sing evensong at St Mary’s, Calne, where St Edmund had spent time as a parish priest after his time teaching in Oxford (on the site of what it now St Edmund Hall) in the early thirteenth century.

“The Hall choir had a truly wonderful evening at St Mary’s,” said Will Donaldson, College Chaplain. “It was hugely appreciated by the large local congregation of 150 who turned out on a wet evening in February to enjoy it with us! Among the congregation were Lord and Lady Lansdowne, from Bowood House, and the Archdeacon of Wiltshire. They were all very keen on a return visit next year! The White Hart laid on a splendid dinner for us and we came home tired, but very happy.”

“The service was a celebration of St Edmund’s wonderful connection between our Calne Deanery (generally rural) and the ‘Dreaming spires of Oxford’,” observed a member of the congregation, who wrote to Will afterwards. “The service was excellent! Thank you....”