The Benefice Choir

Vacancy for Organist

Axbridge Parish Church is seeking an organist to lead the music for the 10 a.m. Parish Communion services in our Church and, where possible, other events throughout the year.

Our Church has a thriving musical tradition and a vibrant congregation, and offers a warm spiritual heart to the town.

The Church’s priority is to appoint an organist.  We would welcome applicants who may be interested in leading the strong SATB choir.

Further details of commitment and remuneration, in line with RSCM rates, are available from:

Rev. Tim Hawkings,
The Rectory,
Cheddar Road,
BS26 2DL.

or email   revhawkings@googlemail.com

If you are interested in joining the Choir (by audition), please contact Rev. Tim Hawkings 01934 732261.

The Benefice Choir Calendar

January 2017 and beyond

Axbridge Church unless otherwise stated.

Date Service Music & Notes

Wednesday 1st March - Ash Wednesday

Communion at 8pm at Axbridge

Hymns: 121 - Forty days and forty nights
             372 - Kyrie eleison
             123 - From ashes to the living font (tune Belmont, 425) 
             806 - There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

Communion:  Farrell - O God you search me and you know me

Sunday  26th March - Mothering Sunday Family service at 10am at Axbridge Supporting the service
Sunday 9th April - Palm Sunday Evening service TBD TBD
Thursday 14th April - Maundy Thursday Communion at 8pm at TBD TBD
Sunday 16th April - Easter Sunday Eucharist at 10am at TBD TBD
  Diocesan / Deanery Music Festival

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 14th and 28th March 7.30 to 9 pm, 7.30 pm Thursday 22 June.
Services: Diocesan - Saturday 24th June (Wells)
               Deanery - Sunday 9th July (Axbridge).

Recent Music

When Music
Saturday 11th February - Anniversary service Rutter: The Peace of God
Hymns: 238 - Come down O love divine (Down Ampney)
             799 - The Lord's my shepherd (Crimond)
             721 - Love divine (Blaenwern)

Sunday 29th January 2017 - Benefice Eucharist

Hymns: 169 - God is love, his the care                           
             M/S - As the deer pants for running streams (Choir – verses)
             261 - Jesu love of my soul   
             M/S - Christ be our light                               
Communion: Come, light of the world…
Carol Service 2016 Manz : E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come (ms)
J Joubert : Torches
M Owens : The holly and the ivy
P Hurford : Noel nouvelet
D Willcocks (arr) : Masters in this Hall
Advent Sunday 2016

Manz : E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come (ms)

All Saints' Sunday 2016

R Vaughan Williams : O taste and see (1960 pg 4)
Harris : Holy is the true light (RSCM pg 58)


Some rehearsal music is available, see the links in the music list.

Last Updated by AG 20 February 2017