The Benefice Choir

Vacancy for Organist

Axbridge Parish Church is seeking an organist to lead the music for the 10 a.m. Parish Communion services in our Church and, where possible, other events throughout the year.

Our Church has a thriving musical tradition and a vibrant congregation, and offers a warm spiritual heart to the town.

The Church’s priority is to appoint an organist.  We would welcome applicants who may be interested in leading the strong SATB choir.

Further details of commitment and remuneration, in line with RSCM rates, are available from:

Rev. Tim Hawkings,
The Rectory,
Cheddar Road,
BS26 2DL.

or email   revhawkings@googlemail.com

If you are interested in joining the Choir (by audition), please contact Rev. Tim Hawkings 01934 732261.

The Benefice Choir Calendar

Date Service Music & Notes
Sunday December 16 - Carol Service Rehearsal 3pm / Service 6.30pm at Axbridge

(Choir) Walke - Sweet was the song the Virgin Sung
Once in Royal David's City O Little Town of Bethlehem
(Choir) Archer - O Magnum Mysterium
See amid the winter's snow Hark the Herald
(Choir) Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
While Shepherds Watched
(Choir) Chilcott - Behold the Star
Eastern Monarchs, Sages Three
(Choir) Gardner - Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day
O Come All ye Faithful

Monday December 24 - Midnight Mass Music 11pm / Eucharist at 11.30pm at Axbridge  

Recent Music

When Music
Sunday September 30 2018 – UBC Axbridge  
Sunday July 29 2018 – UBC Axbridge Soper - The Spirit of God
Sunday June 24 2018 – Axbridge Patronal Festival Bruckner: Locus iste
Sunday May 20 2018 – Pentecost (Axbridge)  
Sunday May 6 2018 – Axbridge Celebration of the Creative Arts Nardone: I give to you a new commandment
Sunday April 29 2018 – UBC Shipham Farrell: Jesus, you are the bread
Sunday 1st April 2018 - Easter (Axbridge) Farrell: Unless a grain of wheat
29th March 2018 - Maundy Thursday

Terry: Richard de Castre's Prayer to Jesus
Schutz: Praise to Thee, Lord Jesus

14th February 2018 - Ash Wednesday Gibbons / Fletcher: Drop, drop slow tears
Inwood: Remember your mercy Lord
Walke: Lux aeternum
Sunday 24th December 2017 - Midnight Mass (Axbridge)

Before the service:
Gabriel's Message
Coventry Carol
Kings of Orient
Good King Wenceslas
Carol of the Bells
I saw three ships
A maiden most gentle

In the service:
Silent Night (German)
Bullard: Scot's Nativity

Sunday 17th December 2017 - Carol Service Bullard: Scot's Nativity
Waddinge: Sussex Carol
Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors: Coventry Carol
Sunday 30th July 2017 - UBC Rowberrow Campion / Lloyd: View me Lord
Rutter: God be in my head
Sunday 25th June 2017 - Axbridge Patronal Festival Dean: The Lord Speaks of Peace
Sands: Sing of the Lord's Goodness
Sunday 4th June 2017 - Pentecost

de Severac: Tantum ergo
Veni sancte spiritu

Sunday 16th April 2017 - Easter Sunday (Axbridge) Farrell: God Beyond All Names
Perry: Cantate Domino
Thursday 14th April 2017 - Maundy Thursday

Tallis: If ye love me
Stainer: God so loved the world

Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Ash Wednesday Farrell: O God you search me and you know me
Saturday 11th February 2017 - Anniversary service Rutter: The Peace of God

Sunday 29th January 2017 - Benefice Eucharist

M/S - As the deer pants for running streams (Choir – verses)                              
Inwood: Come, light of the world…
Carol Service 2016 Manz : E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come (ms)
J Joubert : Torches
M Owens : The holly and the ivy
P Hurford : Noel nouvelet
D Willcocks (arr) : Masters in this Hall
Advent Sunday 2016

Manz : E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come (ms)

All Saints' Sunday 2016

R Vaughan Williams : O taste and see (1960 pg 4)
Harris : Holy is the true light (RSCM pg 58)


Some rehearsal music is available at andiwerx.com, see the links in the music list.

Last Updated by AG 26 October 2018

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