The Church Choir

Choral music has always been a strong feature of St James' Church.

The church has a traditional, robed Anglican choir made up of boys, girls and adults.

The choir provides music for a sung Eucharist every Sunday with the exception of the 2nd Sunday in the month when there is a Family Service. A traditional Evensong is sung at 6.15 pm on the 1st Sunday each month. A motet or anthem, drawn from the choir's extensive repertoire, is normally performed at each sung service. From time to time, the choir performs a full Choral Evensong in the cathedral tradition to special settings of the Canticles and Responses, Stanford in B Flat being a particular favourite.

The Organist and Choirmaster

Our accomplished Organist and Choir Master is Peter Hackett, who also performs an organ voluntary at each service.

If you enjoy choral music and a traditional sung evensong, which relatively few churches now routinely offer, why not join us on the 1st Sunday of the month?