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© 2013 Trinity United Reformed Church - Milton Grove, Wigan, WN1 2PG  

Welcome to Trinity United Reformed Church, Wigan

. . .  a friendly Christian church for everyone

Trinity URC Choir:

Why not listen to a recording of our Choir at our Church Anniversary Service, on 3rd November 2013, as they sang: -

“Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice”

John & Christine Grundy open the May 2014 ‘GiG’ at Church

Played on

31 May 2014:

Our Trinity Choir at our Harvest Festival  28 September 2014

Trinity URC Choir:




Organ voluntaries played or selected to be played at the end of Sunday Worship from January 2018

Widor Sym V  -Finale

High Quality Stereo (320kbps) - Played by Dr Martin Ashcroft - Trinity’s Music Director


Under the Reformed order of 1578, the organ could not be tolerated playing during a worship service as it was considered a distraction from the spoken word, but the church organist could apply his formidable talents just before or after a service in a Voluntary.

The Church Building was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic from 22nd March 2020 until it reopened briefly from the 6th September 2020 to 11 October .  It remains closed at the start of 2021.  Instead services are being enjoyed on-line, on YouTube.  

Johann Sebastian Bach

Edward Elgar

Johannes Brahms

Franz Schubert

Simon Preston

Malcolm Archer

John Milford Rutter

Herbert Howells

Dieterich Buxtehude

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Welcome to Trinity Choir and Music Group

Trinity URC has a strong tradition of choral singing and has a thriving choir, together with a team of three organists. Our organ has been refurbished in recent years, and hosted a recital by Paul Hale, Rector Chori of Southwell Minster, Nottingham.

Our choir comprises:
Female: 8 sopranos, 3 altos
Male: 4 tenors, 5 bass

Our choir leads the singing at Sunday morning worship and regularly sings Introits or Anthems. Choir practice from September to Easter is at 8 pm on Thursdays. In addition, the choir forms the nucleus of a carol singing group who visit the sick and housebound members of our church at Christmas time.

If you would like to join our choir, please contact our Musical Director,

Martin Ashcroft

History & Specifications of the Organ at Trinity

Organ Upgrade 2014

Read all about it

-Trinity Pipe Organ

Upgrade 2014

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2013

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2014

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2015

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Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2016

Charles Marie Widor

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2017

Felix Mendelssohn

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2018

Olivier Messiaen

John Stanley

Organ Vols 2019

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2019

What Will 2021 Bring?

I think we'll all be saying it's got to be better than 2020.
What have I missed most, apart from meetings and hugs with family and friends? Singing!!!  I expect that like me, many of us have had time to reminisce and bring to mind many special times in our lives. Music, especially singing, has played such a great part in my life that being unable to sing in worship has made me so very sad.

A love of music was encouraged from an early age.  Granny Tyldesley was an accomplished pianist and Sunday after tea was time for music.  Grandpa would sing 'Just a Song at Twilight' and Dad would sing 'Bless this House' or 'Down in the Glen'.   I was entrusted with The Lord's My Shepherd to Crimond.  

Harry Southworth at Hope Church and Fred Ashcroft at St Paul's encouraged my singing and I simply loved, and still love, being part of the choir. I miss it so much.  I thank Walter and Martin for continuing to develop my love of music.  So as this horrible year grinds to a close and the tips of snowdrop leaves begin to peep through, let's look forward to a peaceful, hopeful and healthy new year......with SINGING!!

Happy New Year to All,


What will 2021 bring? - By Judith

Organ Voluntaries Played During Sunday Worship  - 2020