Our Music Program

Grace Episcopal Church welcomes Martha Jones Burford as our new Minister of Music. Martha comes to us most recently from Canterbury Episcopal School in Greensboro where she has served as a teacher and Chapel Organist. Among a number of other parishes served, Martha served at St. John's Historic Parish and the Church of the Holy Comforter in Richmond.

Martha is a graduate of Duke University and post graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is a published composer, co-founder and editor of the publication Church Music Forward and a member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Church Music for the Episcopal Church. She makes her home in Lexington with her husband, David and a kennel of dachshunds.

Adult Choir
Adult Choir sings for Sunday 10:30am Eucharist & other liturgies:
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8:45pm, Sunday 9:30am

St. Francis Choir
St. Francis Choir (ages 2nd grade-up) sings for occasional Sunday 10:30 Liturgy
attendance at one of the two options required, attendance at both is welcome
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:10

Cherub Choir
Cherub Choir (ages 3-1st grade)
Follows Godly Play on Tuesdays, 4-4:20-parents invited to join at 4:20
to learn songs of prayer and praise for daily, family life

Handbells
St. Dunstan's Handbell Guild (5th grade-Centenarians+)
After the 10:30 Eucharist in the Undercroft

Rockbridge Threshold Singers
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30, Starts November 21 Contact Martha for details.

Are you a FRETTED INSTRUMENT PLAYER or DO YOU WANT TO BE? Martha would LOVE to have a fretted ensemble rehearsal and to have fretted instruments (guitar, ukulele, mandolin…) accompany selected hymns and songs in the liturgies.
Do you have a musical gift or ministry you want to suggest?
If you have questions about any things musical ministry minded, please call Martha at 540-463-4981 or email her at martha@graceepiscopallexington.org.


For more information about music at Grace Episcopal Church, please contact Martha Burford at martha@graceepiscopallexington.org