The main purpose of the  choir at St. Botolph's Church is to help lead the worship at our weekly Sung Eucharist services.

We are a robed choir with associations with the Royal School of Church Music, and a number of our singers have taken R.S.C.M awards.

Since January 2018 Philip Bailey has been fully in post as Organist/Choirmaster for St. Botolph's Church.  Philip - one of our regular visiting organists since the post became vacant in February 2017 - was appointed from October 1st  but was unable to play on Sundays each week until the New Year due to prior commitments. Until December, he shared organ-playing duties with Richard Baker who very kindly played for us fortnightly during the months without anyone in charge of directing music at the church, and to whom we wish to say a very big 'thank you' for all his help and support.

Now that Philip is in charge musically, we are hoping for a more settled period for the choir and are eager to recruit new members in all voice parts (but contraltos/counter-tenors and basses would be particularly welcome).

Choir practices are held each Friday starting at 7.30pm and last, usually, for about an hour and a quarter. At present, the group is an adult choir (usually of between 10 and 12 voices). Some level of sight-reading is required, but do come along on a Friday and give us a try (entrance via rear entrance on Manor Road, Worthing), or give Philip a call to discuss things.

In the past, St. Botolph's choir has visited local cathedrals at Chichester and Portsmouth to sing evensong when the Cathedral choir is on holiday; visited local care homes to sing Christmas, Easter and Harvest music for residents who are unable to attend the church due to infirmity, and sung at least two concerts a year at St. Botolph's. The group's most recent Cathedral visit was for three days at Worcester Cathedral at the end of August 2016.

For further information about the choir please contact             
Philip Bailey on 01903 503057 

Philip Bailey - Organist  & Choirmaster