St Matthew’s Music in 2018

Saturday 1st September: Choral Evensong at Chichester Cathedral

with St Andrew’s & St Mark’s Choir 5.30pm

Sunday 23rd December: Carols by Candlelight 6.30pm





Music at St Matthew’s Sunday by Sunday

Praising God through music is a significant part of all our services. The 9.15 service has a robed choir which helps lead the worship in hymn singing and anthems. At the 11 o’clock service the music is led by a band and singing group, and includes a mixture of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns.

And as in 2016, the regular choir will be augmented at the 9.15 service with extra singers on the first Sunday of each month to perform a four-part anthem during Holy Communion.

If you would like to find out more about joining in with the music, whatever your musical style or ability, please contact our Director of Music Simon Hancock at or via the Parish Office.

The Organ

St Matthew’s has a fine three-manual organ built by the Hedgeland at the time the church was built in 1875, and refurbished and enlarged by Leeds organ builder J J Binns in 1906. The instrument was rebuilt in 1962 by J W Walker & Sons, when a pedal trombone stop was added (an extension of the Great trumpet). Now with electro-pneumatic action, the console was moved from directly below the instrument to the Cantoris side of the chancel in the 1970s.

The stop list can be found here