Diocesan Music

The Clifton Diocese is also served from the Cathedral and plans are afoot to hold music days in conjunction with the Department for Liturgy to provide a more complete experience of formation with them.

The Diocesan Choir, a group of singers drawn from our parishes, sings at the annual Chrism Mass in Holy Week and at the Glastonbury Pilgrimage each July. We are currently looking at other opportunities for them.

Since we are a Music Service, we make ourselves available to help with anyone in the Diocese involved with or who has rnconcerns about music, so don't hesitate to contact us. We hope to expand our role in the Diocese to reach the far corners of it with satellite Music Commissions.

If you want to get involved - maybe you could become one of our Commissioners - please contact us using the contact page.

Diocesan Cantors/Organists

The Music Service is happy to arrange for leading diocesan musicians to be available to lead worship or training days at your parish.

Celebrations included in this might be Mass for special or important occasions, confirmations, dedications, baptisms and so on. We can also supply musicians for weddings and funerals. Carols services are also covered.

Unfortunately, as the Music Service is self-funded, we have to make a charge for these services. The charges go towards paying the professional musicians we use as well as the costs of administration.

A table of charges is shown below.

Musicians for your celebrations
Cantor   from £150
Organist/keyboard player   from £150
Cantor and Organist   from £275

If you are part of the Clifton Diocese, reductions in cost apply. If you require choir or other extras, we can provide for extra costs.

Training days or evenings: costs on application, and dependant on the subject matter and duration.

We also organise and provide music for events like the very popular Primary Schools' Leavers' Mass and several carol concerts over Christmas and help out now and then with our Primary Schools too.

In November 2009 we had a visit from John Bell of the Iona Community which was very successful, mostly owing to the lovely Mr. Bell himself of course.

Picture from the Primary Schools' Leavers' Mass, an annual event which is led by diocesan musicians