Music is an important part of worship. Christ Church has responded to the challenge of changes in tastes in music by providing both traditional and modern genres. The choir is led by Director and Organist, David Williams. The band is led by Band Leader, Dan Allsopp.
Christ Church bells are rung each week and at special events, led by Tower Captain Mark Hodgson.
Christ Church Choir
We sing at Sunday morning 10am services and some evening services, held on the 5th Sunday of the month (the 5@5 service). We sing at weddings and funerals, when requested. At these services, and at Christmas, we are augmented, but normally we are about 8-strong. We sing in 3-part harmony, (sopranos, altos and men).
If you enjoy singing and would like to join a friendly, non-auditioned, small group of singers, then please come along. Practice is Thursday night from 7:45pm. There is a quick warmup each Sunday morning at 9.30.
Don’t worry if you don’t have recent singing experience or cannot read music – we can help you in an enjoyable and easy way.
Our choir website (click here) contains sound files of all upcoming anthems, to listen and practise at home.
Christ Church Band
A team of two lead vocalists backed by an acoustic guitar-led rhythm section. Depending on repertoire played, this may be augmented with trumpet, electric guitar and additional vocalists. Guest musicians are sometimes invited to join for special events.
The musicians in the band have varied stylistic backgrounds, and this means that there can be flavours of acoustic rock, folk, and world music in the arrangements and treatment of the songs, examples of which are shown in the playlist:
Some of the musicians are also writers of worship music, and these compositions form part of the band repertoire and worship at Christ Church.
We are blessed with an easy-to-ring set of eight bells, which were cast in 1991 at the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry and then hung in Christ Church in 1992 in the existing oak frame. The largest bell, the tenor weighs 8½ cwt and like the rest all have their own individual inscription.
Our bells are rung regularly by a friendly and committed band of all ages and backgrounds. If you would like to learn more about this ancient art or join our band, please get in touch and come along.
Sunday Service 9:30-10:00 am
Wednesday Practice 8:00 - 9:30 pm
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