Worship and Music

At St. Mary’s, worship is central to who we are and what we do. Our services (liturgies) are planned with beauty, care, and creativity. Our Main Sanctuary, with its cozy brick, high-beamed ceilings, intricately carved altar and majestic Jaeckel pipe organ,  is an uplifting place to worship and celebrate the Good News. To learn more about how we worship together, click on some of the stories below.

Music at St. Mary's

St. Mary's cherishes a history and culture of excellent choral music and enthusiastic congregational singing. Rooted in the best of the Episcopal tradition, but open to diverse musical expressions, our music spans a broad range of repertory from Renaissance motets to American spirituals to gems of the English choral tradition. Our choral season spans from early September till Pentecost each year.

For four Sundays per year, our Gospel Choir (named for the episodic narrative of Jesus' life and teachings) provides an opportunity to welcome and include singers of all levels of experience, even those who may not regularly sing in choirs or read music. Participants work with guest leaders and conductors who teach them the history of World music.

There are always chances to make music at St. Mary's, including instrumental music and inclusion of young voices. 

For more information please contact brianlocke@stmaryspr.org

About Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s, Park Ridge is a warm, inclusive church community of faith which belongs to the larger Episcopal Church in the United States of America.   

We are a community which honors God with beautiful, joyful worship, which we call liturgy, and with service to others in God’s name. We place our faith and trust in the God who made and loves all people, and we seek to pattern our lives after the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Son, our Lord and Savior.