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 entry, with a retiring collection for the work of the host church and HeartEdge Manchester.

Upcoming HeartEdge Manchester Events

Great Sacred Music

Spring Term Great Sacred Music events – every Saturday between 19th January – 25th March 2023

Additional Events

  • The Joys of Christmas – Friday, 2nd December, 7pm at St Paul’s Withington


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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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.


Previous Great Sacred Musics:

  • Saturday, 7th May at noon – Seek the welfare of the CitySacred Trinity Church, Salford
  • Saturday, 14th May at noon – St Ann’s Church, Manchester
  • Saturday, 28th May, 1pm – St Paul’s Church, Withington
  • Wednesday 8th June – Bury Parish Church
  • Saturday, 11th June – St Anne, Clifton
  • Saturday, 18th June – Oldham Parish Church
  • Saturday, 1st October, 1pm – New Beginnings at Sacred Trinity, Salford
  • Saturday, 8th October, 1pm – Harvest at St Paul’s, Withington
  • Saturday, 15th October, 1pm – The Wonder of Creation at St Matthew with St Mary Crumpsall
  • Saturday, 22nd October, 1pm – Lord of all hopefulness at St Margaret’s, Prestwich
  • Saturday, 29th October, 1pm – For all the Saints at All Saints, Newton Heath
  • Saturday, 5th November, 1pm – Bolton Parish Church
  • Saturday, 12th November, 1pm – Remembrance at St Chad’s, Rochdale