Review – Day of Discovery & The Knights Choir

The first guests arriveThe St Marie’s Heritage Group were delighted to host a “Day of Discovery” on Saturday 12th September. It was one of the many free events that were being held under the banner of Heritage Open Days across the country.

59 people visited St Marie’s on Saturday afternoon and as well as enjoying the hand written parish Mission Logs (which stretch back to the Church’s opening in 1865), attendees listened to beautiful vocal performances from The Knights Choir and soloist, Amanda Hayes.

There are brief videos of the two performances below.

First up we have The Knights Choir singing “Fields of Athenry”

Here is Amanda Hayes singing “You Raise Me up”

Here are some photos we took on the day:
Guests enjoying Mission Logs

Guests enjoying a good look at the Mission Logs

Jane, Christine & Maeve

Jane, Christine & Maeve from The St Marie’s Heritage Group

The Knights Choir

Sunlight pours through the windows of St Marie’s whilst The Knights Choir performs

Amanda Solo

The audience really enjoyed Amanda’s performance

Here’s the Feedback we collected on the day:

Was there anything you particularly liked?

– Fab afternoon
– Liked everything
– I liked the way the Church has been well looked after. I feel like I’ve never been away
– What an honour to see all involved. Lots of memories. Choir & soloist absolutely fantastic. 
– Good condition of the building with modern glass partitions. Enjoyable Knights Choir.
– I loved the church
– Enjoyed the visit. Lovely to see the Church again.

Was there anything you particularly disliked?

– Unless you are aware of actual dates the books do not show enough info. Found the visit a bit disappointing.

Any ideas for future Heritage Events at St Marie’s?

– History groups and social evening lectures
– like to see more events

Many thanks to everyone who attended the event and to Maeve, Jane, Christine and Roger for all their efforts.

If you would like to contact The Knights Choir, please call Roy Warburton on (0151) 424 1924.

For more information on Amanda Hayes, please visit

If you have any thoughts about this event, or future heritage events that could be held in St Marie’s, please e-mail Matthew Roberts on