St Matthew’s Music in 2018

Saturday 9th June Come and Sing Choral Evensong at St Andrew’s Surbiton

Rehearsal 3-5pm Service 6pm. Refreshments provided between rehearsal and service. Cost £5 to cover music hire and tea. All welcome!

Sunday 22nd July Choral Evensong at St Matthew’s 6.30pm

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




Carols by Candlelight Sunday 17th November 6.30pm

A chance to sing some of your favourite carols in a service with readings and choral music for Christmas – plus the children’s choir!

Team Choral Evensong Sunday 19th November 6.30pm

Singers from the THiS Team churches, St George’s, St Paul’s & St Matthew’s, will be singing Evensong at St Matthew’s on 19th November, and anyone who would like to join in is welcome to come along to the rehearsals on 27th October, 3rd, 10th & 17th November in the Sitzler Room at St Matthew’s, 7-8pm. Please let Simon know if you wish to take part:

The music will be:

Responses: Smith

Canticles: Noble in B minor

Anthem: Balfour Gardiner – Evening Hymn


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 11o’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 Leeds organ builder J J Binns at around the turn of the 20th century. 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