The Choir

         John Henville Organist & Director of Music                        Choir

Lyminster Church choir is made up of about twenty very loyal adults who come from as far afield as Aldwick and West Chiltington as well as Lyminster itself and neighbouring parishes. They lead the singing at the 11.00am service every Sunday, at Church Festivals throughout the year and at weddings and funerals.

In addition to attending church on Sundays, the choir meet every Thursday at 18.30 for practice.  As well as the Sunday hymns, they prepare the psalms appointed for the day and, very often, anthems. Each year, from October onwards, preparations are made for the Advent and Christmas services.  The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is very popular with both young and old alike;  this is often sung in candlelight to a full church. This year the service is at 16.00 on Sunday, 18th December.  When choir practice resumes in January, work begins on music for Holy Week and Easter. 

The choir has on occasion sung at weddings and funerals outside the parish and often takes part in the annual Royal School of Church Music Festival in Chichester Cathedral.

The repertoire is on the traditional side but members are always willing to embrace new styles although they prefer to sing in four parts rather than in unison!  There is an extensive library available which is very efficiently managed by the choir librarian and day to day running is overseen by the Choir Secretary.

The choir is always on the look out for new members so if you are willing to give up your Sunday mornings and ninety minutes on Thursdays the members would make you very welcome.