Choir and Music List

St John’s has had a robed choir since its earliest days, and the current choir sings two services every Sunday for most of the year.

At the morning High Mass the choir sing an anthem and sometimes parts of a choral mass setting, and support the congregation in the hymns and the other parts of the service. At Choral Evensong they sing the psalms, the canticles, and an anthem, and support the congregation in the responses and the hymns. Their repertoire includes music from across the whole range of Western liturgical music, from medieval plainchant to works by contemporary composers.

St John’s has also recently started a Junior Choir for children aged from 7 to 11 years old. They currently sing once a month at the Sunday High Mass.

If you are interested in joining the choir, or if your child is interested in joining the Junior Choir, please contact the Director of Music, Richard Sutton (

Please download the latest music list:

November 2019


Carol Services

Come and join St John’s Choir for our Carol Services on 1st and 22nd December.

Become a chorister for a day and join us for our Advent Carol Service on 1st December and/or our Christmas Carol Service on 22nd December, both at 6pm. We’ll be singing some beautiful Christmas carols, and will need your help to make these events truly special.

Before the carol services there will be some practices so that you can get to know the music as well as your fellow singers.

Practices for the Advent Carol Service will take place on

Friday 22nd November, 7.45–8.30pm
Friday 29th November, 7.45–8.30pm
Sunday 1st December, 3.45–5.15pm

Practices for the Christmas Carol Service will take place on

Friday 13th December, 7.45–8.30pm
Friday 20th December, 7.45–8.30pm
Sunday 22nd December, 3.45–5.15pm

You are encouraged to come to as many of these practices as you can, but it is essential that you come to the practice on the day of the carol service itself.

While it would be good if you had some experience reading sheet music or have previously sung in a choir, we also welcome singers who don’t have much experience.

If you have any questions about joining, please write an e-mail to

To sign up for the choir, please fill in our form and we’ll be in touch with you with further information:


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