We have a friendly, enthusiastic, 4-part, robed choir which sings at the weekly Parish Communion services and other services on days throughout the year such as Christmas, Holy week and Easter. We are always looking for new members, especially Altos and men. We rehearse on a Friday from 7.30-8.30pm.
We have a monthly contemporary service at St Peter’s church in the morning, Impact Worship, our youth service (once a month in the evening) and Kids Worship (a monthly children’s service), with a mixture of traditional, modern and children’s worship songs.
We have a number of talented musicians in our congregation and enjoy occasional Taizé services and “Capers” – beer and hymns or carols with a folk theme linked to the season.
St Helen’s has a small but effective 2-manual and pedal pipe organ, constructed by Hill, Norman and Beard in 1968. This is being renovated and restored to first class order by FH Browne and will be back in service in early June 2016.
In the mean time we have a digital baby grand Clavinova which is used for more modern worship, and as a back-up in the absence of the organ.