Choir and Music

As we are unable to worship in church for a while you will find links to performances of the anthems we had planned to sing on the St John’s music list page.


The musical life of St John’s plays an important part in our worship and in the ministry of the church. Additionally the church is fortunate to benefit from having a fine – and quite unique – 1896 Beale and Thynne organ.

Choir practice takes place before the 11.00 o’clock Sunday morning service, starting at 10.00. 

Our main Sunday Eucharist contains a selection of accessible music for the congregation including the mass setting, responsorial psalm and hymns. The choir normally sing a communion motet or anthem from a wide range of musical styles. See the St John’s music list for details.  For midweek services such as Corpus Christi the mass setting may be sung by the choir. When there is a Team service, the choir are joined by singers from the other two choirs in the Team Ministry.