St Bride's: Listen Online

Robert Jones, Organist

Robert Jones
Director of Music

The Choir of St Bride's, Fleet Street is proud to be the first adult professional choir, and also the first London church choir to offer web-casting of services. This is very fitting for a church with such strong media links, and I hope it will bring the distinctive and exciting sound of the St. Bride's choir to a wider audience.

For those who have not heard us before, the choir is an ensemble of 12 professional soloists, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of Wren's church and the magnificent Compton organ. The choir is famed for its versatility, and is equally at home in operatic excerpts and popular arrangements, but the traditional Anglican repertoire is at the heart of what we do.

Choral Eucharist: Farewell to David MearaListen Online

Sunday 27th July

Setting: Mozart Coronation Mass
Canticle: Jubilate - Boyce
Anthems: Laudate Dominum - Mozart; Ave verum

St Bride's Choir is joined by the Orchestra of St Bride's, leader Tara Persaud.

Choral Eucharist with BaptismListen Online

Sunday 20th July

Setting: Harwood in A flat
Psalm: 86: 11-17
Anthems: i) O Holy Spirit - William Lloyd Webber
ii) I will love thee - Kalinnikoff
Preacher: The Venerable David Meara

Choral Evensong with Sermon in MusicListen Online

Sunday 13th July

Responses: Smith
Psalm: 60
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in B flat
Sermon in Music: Five Spirituals - Tippett
Officiant: The Venerable David Meara

Choral Evensong with Holy CommunionListen Online

Sunday 15th June

Responses: Tomkins
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Batten 4th Service
Anthem: O lux beata Trinitas - Byrd
Preacher: The Venerable David Meara

Choral Evensong with Holy CommunionListen Online

Sunday 18th May

Responses: Byrd
Psalm: 147: 1 - 10
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Trebles' Service - Weelkes
Anthem: Surrexit pastor bonus - L'Heritier
Preacher: The Venerable David Meara

Journalists' Memorial Service: A Mission in PerilListen Online

Tuesday 12th November

Celebrating The Media in Troubled Times

A service to commemorate and celebrate all those in the media industry whose mission to bring us the news faces peril and uncertainty was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 12th November at 6:30pm.

View Order of Service & Transcripts of Lindsey Hilsum's Address and Readings


The word 'mission' implies a sense of vocation, a calling to go to the frontiers and trouble-spots of the world to understand, to interpret and to bear witness. It is a word with unmistakably religious connotations but it is also an appropriate description of the journalist's duty to keep in touch with all that is happening in the world, to spot the events of significance, and to relay them to others in a form which can be readily understood.

Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. As journalists we further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Recent events in the Middle East and especially in Syria have highlighted the importance of accurate reporting on the ground and the risks associated with this.

This year, our title 'A Mission In Peril: Celebrating The Media in Troubled Times' refers not only to those on the front line, but to everyone in an industry which more than ever faces perils now and uncertainty ahead.

So tonight we remember once again all whose mission it is to bring us the news, sometimes at terrible cost, and we celebrate the profession of journalism, and the priceless value of freedom of speech.

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