Organist & Choirmaster

John Clift

John has been a secondary school music teacher for nearly forty years.

He studied music at Bristol University and gained his PGCE at Christ Church College Canterbury.

John began his teaching career in the London Borough of Havering before moving across to the other side of London to Richmond. He moved to Gloucestershire in 1988 to be Head of Music at Arle School. After moving to St Peter’s RC High School in 1994, he finally moved to Bournside School in 2005, where he has remained since then. He stood down as Head of Music in December 2020, but he still teaches there on a part-time basis.

He began studying the organ aged 12, inspired by the experience of turning pages and pulling out stops in an organ recital by his piano teacher at the time.

John has played the organ at a number of different churches over the years, including Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean and St Peter’s, Leckhampton.

He has an interest in a wide range of choral music He has conducted a number of local choirs including Churchdown Choral Society.

John says that “it is a real privilege to be part of the music at St Mary’s, which has such a long and wonderful musical tradition.”

John can be contacted at organist@stmarysck.org.uk

Calendar

August 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
3
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late Catherine Mills RIP
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
4
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
5
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
6
  • Holy Dusters
7
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service with Communion
  • Baptism of Michaela Elvin
  • Choral Evensong
8
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
9
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
10
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
11
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Funeral of the late Patrick Boulton RIP
  • Evening Prayer
12
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
13
14
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Taize
15
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
17
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
18
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
19
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
20
  • Holy Dusters
21
  • Holy Communion
  • Breaking of Bread
  • Baptism of Eleanor Perks
  • Evening Prayer
22
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
24
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late Peggy Price RIP
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
25
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
26
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Memory Lane Service
  • Funeral of the late Valerie Flippance RIP
  • Evening Prayer
27
28
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Prayer and Praise
29
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
31
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer