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Sing my Soul

Music that stirs the soul …

Sing my Soul is an innovative approach to church growth that aims to reach people through the power of music. The Diocese of Manchester and St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London are working together to bring beautifully inspiring music to local churches. 

Supported by the Church of England's Strategic Development Funding, new community choirs and children's choirs are being set up, giving everyone with a passion for music the chance to take part. 

Alongside this, through a choral scholarship programme, aspiring singers who are considering making a career in church and choral music from the Manchester area will receive intensive training over a nine-month period, as well as practical experience in singing in services and other events. During this time, they will also lead Great Sacred Music at three host churches, and beyond, offering cultural and spiritual enrichment to their local communities. 

This project will also support the future of music in the church more widely, through the appointment of three Associate Choral Leaders, to lead on the creation the new community choir and children’s choirs, as well as receive training from the music team at St Martin’s.

Music is at the heart of this work; it refreshes and inspires our souls, strengthens our faith and reminds us of our connection to the divine.


The following churches are confirmed as hosting Sing my Soul in 2024/25:                         

  • St Stephen's, Audenshaw 
  • Oldham Parish Church 
  • St Pauls, Withington 

All are invited to attend Great Sacred Music, or join some of the new choirs and music activities being formed. Details of upcoming services are listed here

We are recruiting

As part of the next stage of the Sing my Soul project, we are recruiting for three Associate Choral Leaders, and a new cohort of Choral Scholars, to lead new music activities across our three churches. For more information see below!

Be part of our Choral Scholarships

St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Diocese of Manchester are pleased to announce a stimulating new choral scholarship programme for 2024-25, based at St Paul’s Church, Withington in South Manchester.

Find out more and apply.

Associate Choral Leader Programme

St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Diocese of Manchester are pleased to announce an exciting new choral leadership programme for 2024-25. As part of the St Martin’s Associate Choral Leader scheme, this new training programme provides an opportunity for three emerging choral conductors or vocal leaders to help establish new musical initiatives in the Diocese of Manchester whilst being offered regular intensive support and training with the music team at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

We will be offering three Associate Choral Leader positions in the Diocese of Manchester for 2024-25, working with our Choral Scholars, community choirs and children’s choirs across a number of different churches. For more information:

Associate Choral Leader (Choral Scholars)

Associate Choral Leader (Children’s Choirs)

Associate Choral Leader (Community Choirs)


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