Great Sacred Music

Every Saturday during term time, we present Great Sacred Music, our afternoon service led by the HeartEdge Manchester Clergy and the newly appointed Choral Scholars. Join us each week as we explore a new theme through readings, reflections and songs from the great classical music of our religious heritage. 

Great Sacred Music began in September 2021. For the Summer term of 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year, it will be travelling throughout churches in the Diocese of Manchester. It is always free to see, with a retiring collection for the work of the host church and HeartEdge Manchester.

Upcoming HeartEdge Manchester Events

  • Saturday, 27th May, 1pm – Great Sacred Music at St Thomas’ Kirkholt

  • Saturday, 3rd June, 12 noon – Great Sacred Music at Sacred Trinity, Salford
  • Saturday, 10th June, 1pm – Great Sacred Music at St Paul’s Heaton Moor
  • Saturday, 17th June, 1pm – Great Sacred Music at St Michael’s Alkrington
  • Monday, 19th June, 6pm – Workshop for Music and Liturgy at Sacred Trinity Salford
  • Saturday, 24th June, 1pm – Great Sacred Music at Oldham Parish Church

Summer Term Great Sacred Music events – every Saturday between 29th April – 24th June 2023


We are looking for churches to collaborate with to host Great Sacred Music, led by your clergy and our choral scholars. We will soon be looking to set up community choirs and children’s choirs as new entry points into church and faith. Please get in touch if you want to be involved!

Here’s a recent Great Sacred Music on the theme of Seek the welfare of the City filmed at Sacred Trinity Church, Salford.

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Previous Great Sacred Musics:



Past Events:


  • Monday, 17th October – Music and Liturgy for Advent Workshop at Sacred Trinity, Salford. Watch here.
  • Saturday, 5th November – Choral Evensong at Bolton Parish Church, recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on Wednesday, 23rd November. Please be seated by 4:45pm if you would like to see the service.
  • Monday, 14th November – Music and Liturgy for Christmas Workshop at Sacred Trinity, Salford. Watch here.
  • The Joys of Christmas – Friday, 2nd December, 7pm at St Paul’s Withington
  • Monday, 30th January – Music for Meditation Workshop at Sacred Trinity Church
  • Friday, 17th February – Concert for Amnesty International at Sacred Trinity Church
  • Saturday, 18th February – Evensong at St Matthew with St Mary Crumpsall
  • Monday, 13th March – Music for Evenings Workshop at Sacred Trinity Church
  • Saturday, 29th April – Coronation Come & Sing at St Matthew’s, Crumpsall
  • Thursday, 4th May, 5:30pm – Evensong at St Anselm Hall