Music and Choir

The post of Director of Music is currently vacant and a new Director is being sought with a view to starting early in 2020.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Parish Administrator:

During the vacancy the Acting Director of Music is Michael Frith.


Music has always been at the heart of Christian worship; music brings the words of the bible alive and makes them memorable; it adds another dimension to the liturgy and lifts the hearts of those who sing and those who listen.

The choir receives frequent invitations to sing services in cathedrals and other large churches. In recent years the choir have sung Bristol, Chelmsford, Gloucester, Lichfield, Norwich, Ripon and St Edmundsbury Cathedrals, as well as Beverley Minster and the church of St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol.

The choir’s role is to lead the congregation in the singing of hymns and in the sung parts of the Sunday morning Eucharist Service. Each week, the choir sings a Communion Anthem to suit the theme of the day or the particular Sunday, with an Introit on Feast Days.

The choir sings a full Choral Evensong usually on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5.15pm.

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Weekly choir practices are held in the church on Friday evening as follows:

7.00-7.30pm            Junior Choristers only.

7.30-8.15pm            Full Choir including Junior Choristers.

8.15-9.15pm            Adult Choristers only.

Sunday’s Full Choir practice is at 10.00am in the church, before the 10.30am Mass.

When there is Evensong, a Full Choir practice is held at 4.00pm, before the service at 5.15pm.

Other additional practices for services, concerts and cathedral visits may be arranged.


Evensong is a balance of psalms, canticles, scripture readings and prayers.  Much of this is sung by the choir, providing a reflective and prayerful space of contemplation and peace for the congregation.

The choir sings a full Choral Evensong usually on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5.15pm.

All are welcome to attend.