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Reverend Hazel reaches an important Miall stone

July 5, 2014

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On July 11th, Reverend Hazel Miall will be ordained as a priest. This is a very special moment for Hazel personally and for all those in our parish who have supported her. We caught up with Hazel and her husband Philip over dinner, to find out more about the person behind the dog collar who […]

Bishop Stephen returns home for a special ordination service

July 5, 2014

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This month we are delighted to welcome Bishop Stephen Platten and his wife Rosslie to Christ Church. Having served as the Bishop of Wakefield for ten years, Bishop Stephen has just moved to London after a reorganisation saw the creation of a new diocesan structure in the Province of York. On Monday 7th July, Bishop Stephen […]

Katie Allen – BBC Young Chorister of the Year Finalist 2013

February 1, 2014

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Congratulations to Katie Allen who reached the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year – for the second time! Katie was one of eight finalists (four girls and four boys) who performed at St Martin in the Fields on Monday 28th October in front of a packed house and a line-up of […]

Introducing Richard Brain – Our new Director of Music!

February 28, 2013

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On Friday 22nd February we officially welcomed Richard to Christ Church when he led the choir through his first rehearsal. Richard studied at Cheltenham College and was a Choral Scholar at Gloucester Cathedral Choir before reading History at the University of Exeter, where he was also a choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral. He is currently studying […]

Conductor Rupert Gill leads the Christ Church Choir during February

February 28, 2013

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A big thank you is due to Rupert Gill for stepping in to lead the choir between 27th January and 17th February. During his month at Christ Church, Rupert selected music which was both appropriate liturgically but also allowed us to perfect and tweak some of our ‘old favourites’ including pieces by Parry, Stanford and Brahms. Rupert’s […]

Goodbye Harvey! Hard working DoM leaves Christ Church after three successful years!

January 31, 2013

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Despite the snow and ice, it was wonderful to see so many people in church on 20th January to say goodbye to Harvey Brink, our Director of Music for the past three years. We sang some wonderful music, including Stanford’s Te Deum in B Flat as a communion motet and, at Evensong the expansive St Paul’s […]

Christ Church Composers and Organists – The Next Generation

December 2, 2012

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November was a very special month for our choir, not least the culmination of months of rehearsal, with the performance of our special 150th Anniversary Concert! As well as looking back at our history, we were also able to look forward. On 18th November we celebrated a baptism as part of the 10am Eucharist. Mia […]