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

December 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Open the Book
  • Experience Christmas
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Experience Christmas
  • Evening Prayer
3
  • Experience Christmas
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
4
  • C K Community Players (Set up)
  • Holy Dusters
  • C K Community Players-Let Us Be Merry
5
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service with Communion
  • Choral Evensong
6
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
7
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
8
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
9
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
10
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
11
12
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Choral Evensong
13
  • Morning Prayer
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • C K Infants Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
14
  • Morning Prayer
  • St Edward's Rehearsal
  • C K Infants' Rehearsal
  • Funeral of the late Mary Lewis RIP
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
15
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Visiting Bell Ringers
  • Evening Prayer
  • St Edward's Carol Service
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • C K Infants' Carol Service
  • CK Choral Society Rehearsal
  • Evening Prayer
  • Charlton Kings Choral Society Christmas Concert
17
  • C K Infants' Carol Service
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
18
  • Holy Dusters
  • Peal-Bell Ringers
19
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
20
  • Morning Prayer
  • Bible Study Group
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
21
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
22
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
24
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
25
26
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Choral Evensong
27
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
28
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
29
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
31
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer

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