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COVID-19 [July 2021]

Please note the following events are due to go ahead, though arrangements may change at short notice:


Saturday 4 December

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

10:00am - 12:00 noon
Join us for our December Coffee Break. It's the last one this year. There will be a warm welcome as well as hot drinks, sausage rolls and great cakes for only £2.

This month, as we're coming up to Christmas, there'll also be a selection of hand-crafted cards, decorations and small gifts on sale with all proceeds going to SMSG church fabric fund. Come and enjoy a break as we invite you back to the Parish Hall. We're looking forward to seeing you all again.

Saturday 11 December

MK Youth Choir

3:00pm - 5:00pm
This very talented group of young singers aged 8–18 return to give a special afternoon of seasonal music. Expect some beautiful sounds and a bit of sparkle as this group delights the audience once more, with their annual Christmas Concert in St Mary & St Giles Church.
Tickets in advance at and on the door £7, £5 seniors, under 18s free.

Sunday 12 December

COME & SING - 'Big Sing' Carols Express

3:00 - 4:15pm
Directed by Jonathan Kingston, with Michael Bowden accompanying on the Fr Willis organ.
Experienced choral singers who would like to contribute harmony parts or descants should bring a copy of Carols for Choirs (or harmony hymn books) with them. Congregational/melody singers are also extremely welcome at this event and can collect a carol sheet from the church on arrival. Please be prepared to arrive from 2:45pm and look out for signs which label where respective voice parts will be sitting. This promises to be great fun and a splendid start to the festive season.
Please click this link and complete the short survey if you'd like to be a part of it and feel welcome to circulate the link to any personal contacts who may appreciate the offer:
We look forward to seeing you and to hearing you raise the roof!
COVID-19: for the safety of everyone attending this event, we suggest you do a Lateral Flow Test before you attend and wear a mask covering your nose and mouth until you reach your singing position. Please do not attend the event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Thursday 16 December

Third Thursday @ Twelve-Thirty 

12:30pm - 1:15pm
SMSG Handbell Ringers love ringing Christmas Carols and are looking forward to sharing this lunchtime with you.  There will be a chance to hear some well-known carols and to have a try at ringing a handbell yourself.
We are also planning to introduce you to a guest pianist on the day.

Bring your sandwiches and your family and friends. Tea/coffee and a few treats will be available.

Saturday 18 December

MK Chorale Christmas Concert

5:00pm - 6:00pm
MK Chorale's annual Christmas Concert for all the family with audience participation. So take a break and join them for a selection of traditional and contemporary carols and readings to get you in the mood for the Festive Season.
Piano/Organ: Alex Aitken
Conductor: Mark Jordan

Tickets: Adults £12, Under 18s £2.
Available in advance from members of Chorale, their box office on 07894 665025 or at 

Sunday 19 December

9 Lessons and Carols

6:00pm - 7:00pm
A traditional Carol Service for all on the 4th Sunday of Advent, with seasonal Bible readings telling the Christmas story as well as some well-known congregational carols. Beautiful choral settings of carols will also feature, led by the St Mary & St Giles Church Choir.

Friday 24 December

SMSG Church Band at the Farmers' Market

10:00am - 2:00pm
SMSG Church Band and singers
will be at the Stony Stratford Farmers' Market on the Market Square on Christmas Eve.

Online events in the first half of 2021

January-May 2021

'A Little Night Music' by Joe Laredo

See A little night music blog post for details of all the videos in the series.

'A Little Night Music' playlist

January-March 2021


Online organ recitals

Jonathan Kingston playing newly recorded organ recitals on the Stony Stratford Willis organ and on his home organ. See Online Organ Concerts 2021 blog post for details of the videos.

Donations to the Greater Access project at St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford, are welcomed and can be sent via this link:

Donations to the Willis organ maintenance may be made at this link:

THANK YOU for your continued support.