St Martin’s Church is a valued place of worship and an excellent concert venue. It’s a beautiful building with a fine acoustic, appreciated by musicians and audiences, as well as worshippers.
Our current church piano is 75 years old and ready for retirement. We need to replace it with a good, medium-range grand piano, suitable for the building and all its musical uses. It will be a great asset to the music-loving community of Worcester, and we are asking music lovers to help with our fundraising.
At St Martin’s we are very keen to open our doors to the community as part of our mission, and to share the building of which we are custodians.
The Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is based at St Martin’s and we have regular visits from Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir, Worcester Male Voice Choir, Severn Arts (formerly Worcestershire Youth Music) and the Elgar School of Music (ESM). Tiny Tunes, our joint project with the ESM, continues to develop and bring numerous young adults and children into the Church. We have strong links with local schools who regularly use the church, and piano, for services and concerts. Our popular Coffee Concerts for charity often use the piano and bring new people into the Church every month.
Music at St Martin's launched its Grand Piano Appeal on Saturday 23rd June with a whole day event of piano playing by professional musicians, enthuisiastic amateurs and students, with party pieces, fun items for two, four and six hands, an evening violin and piano reciital of popular classics, and a few surprises! It was a great day of music-making, and the Seiler piano that Vale Pianos of Evesham loaned us for the event sounded lovely.
We are very grateful for many generous donations made on the day, and we are now planning a number of fundraising concerts - details will appear here in due course.
Make a donation
Any donation will be much appreciated, and can be made in the following ways:
•by cash or cheque payable to St Martin with St Peter PCC
deliver in person or post a cheque to:
Team Office at St Martin’s, London Road, Worcester WR5 2ED
•online to BT MyDonate: