The Choir

The choir

The church choir supports the congregation regularly, though not every week, at Parish Communion services. In addition to the hymns, it sings at least one anthem, usually during the administration of Holy Communion and sometimes an introit. When the choir is singing in a service, the members process in with the clergy and servers (see below) and then sit in the choir stalls in the chancel.

The choir also leads the singing in the traditional Carol Service and takes part in many special services throughout the year, helping to celebrate AdventChristmas, Lent, Easter, and other important milestones in the Church Year. There are occasional special Sunday evensongs, both in St James’s and also elsewhere.

The choir consists of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices and both adults and children can be members. New singers in all voices, who are able to read music, are always welcome – please check with the organist/choirmaster first.

Choir members show a good deal of regular commitment, especially on cold, wet winter evenings, or equally on warm, sunny summer ones! Generally rehearsals are held on two Friday evenings a month from 19.00 to 20.00, more preceding an important service. They are held in the church and are sometimes followed by drinks and socialising at different members' homes.

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The choir through the years 


Acting choirmaster, Martin Hinckley on 08979 0528

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