The main purpose of the  choir at St. Botolph's Church is to help lead the worship at our weekly Parish Eucharist services when, in addition to hymns, there is a sung communion setting, psalm and anthem.

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.

With effect from 1st November 2018, the choir is once again without a permanent organist/choirmaster, since Philip Bailey, who was appointed back in October 2017 has, for a variety of reasons, decided that he is unable to continue in the post. We have been very grateful to Philip for his musical contribution over the past year and wish him all the best for the future.

The position at St. Botolph's has been advertised and we are hoping that we may soon have further developments to report!

​In the meantime, the choir will be carrying on as usual, thanks to a strong "music team": Richard Baker, who helped out during the last vacancy, has very kindly agreed to play the organ for us during the next couple of months, while Tony Tournoff will be taking choir practices and conducting on Sundays and Martin Didymus, choir librarian, will be helping to co-ordinate things and assist with constructing music lists.

Choir practices are held each Friday starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 9.15pm and new members, in all voice parts, would be very welcome. At present, the group is an adult choir (usually of about 10 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 Martin a call to discuss things (01903 202036 or email [email protected])

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.

It is hoped that occasional sung evensongs at St. Botolph's and choir visits may again be possible in the not too distant future - there are already several plans afoot!

For further information about the choir please contact             
Martin Didymus on 01903 202036 or email [email protected]