About us

Members of the Choir at Winchester Cathedral, April 2014
Members of the Choir at Winchester Cathedral, April 2014


The Choir exists to lead and enrich the worship of the historic parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Merton SW19, which celebrates its 900th year in 2015. 


St Mary Merton provides a free musical education from professional musicians to young singers from across south London aged 6-18, as well as being at the heart of music-making - and the community - in Merton Park.

Join the Choir

At St Mary's, the top line in the Choir is sung by boy and girl choristers (aged 7+) from Merton Park and all over south London. They sing at weekly choral services in the church and receive generous benefits including a free musical education from our music team, heavily subsidised private instrumental tuition, and trips around the UK and abroad. 

We also offer Choral Scholarships for boys with changed voices (countertenors, tenors and basses) and for girls in the sixth form (16+). Choral scholars sing with the Choir each week and receive specialist training, ideal for preparing for cathedral/university scholarships.

This week in music

Sunday 16 October (XXI after trinity)

Children's First Eucharist 9.30am

Choral Evensong 6.30pm







St Thomas - Thorne


Love divine - Goodall


see order of service








Nunc dimittis













Stanford in B flat


O for a closer walk - Stanford


205, 122, 13