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

September 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
2
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Evening Prayer
3
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Happy Circle
  • Evening Prayer
4
5
  • Holy Communion
  • All Age Service with Communion
  • Baptism of Charlotte Holdsworth
  • Evening Prayer
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
  • Happy Circle
  • Evening Prayer
11
  • Holy Dusters
12
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Evening Prayer
13
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
  • MU House Group
14
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
15
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
17
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Happy Circle
  • Evening Prayer
18
  • Wedding of Liam Brignull and Amy Hayes
19
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Baptism of Harrison Oldring
  • Evening Prayer
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
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
24
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Funeral of the late John Ridley RIP
  • Happy Circle
  • Evening Prayer
25
  • Bellringers' Annual Outing
  • Holy Dusters
26
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
  • Baptism of Milo Beck
  • Evening Prayer
27
  • Morning Prayer
  • Interment of the late Donald Sherwell RIP
  • Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practise
28
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
29
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer

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