Music Concert 27 April at St Mary’s

Back by popular demand! The Music for Life Jazz Band and Weaverham Community Choir are returning to St Mary’s for a concert on Saturday 27 April, from 7pm. Free Entry with donations towards the St Mary’s Church Repair appeal, “Raising the Roof”. Ten percent will go to Music for Life. 

Don’t miss it and invite your friends!

Music will be provided by these two organisations.

Music for Life

Music for Life is a not-for-profit organisation that works with over 4,000 students a week across more than 100 schools and has an enviable reputation for quality and integrity. The Cheshire Youth Music for Life Jazz Band, directed by Andy Morel, allows younger players to experience the excitement of playing this kind of music at an earlier stage in their musical development. They meet to practise on Saturdays at the Lighthouse in Weaverham.

The Weaverham Community Choir

The Weaverham Community Choir, formed in September 2021, is led by Alison Richards and uses the joy of singing to help bring people together and have fun. They practise weekly at the Sea Scout Hall on Church Street in Weaverham and have enjoyed participating in a number of community and charity events in the last year.

Raising the Roof

During 2023 we made good progress in raising funds for work which needs to be carried out to make our lovely Grade 1 listed building fit for the future.

For over 1000 years, the people of Weaverham have worshipped here. This lovely old Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, built of local red sandstone, over-looks the winding River Weaver valley from which Weaverham takes its name. During this time generations have cared for the building, now it is our turn.

Every five years our architect gives the building its “health check”. This time he found that work was needed to maintain the building and keep it in good order for the future. There were problems with the roof and also the pointing of the stones. We found that water was getting in when the rain is accompanied by strong winds. Following the generous response to our fund raising, the roof is now fixed. But the pointing and other work needs to be completed and if we do not carry out these repairs the fabric of the building will deteriorate.

The information leaflet can be downloaded here: Information handout