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Updated 21/04/21: We are delighted that St Bride’s doors are now open six days a week for those wishing to worship, pray and visit (closed on Saturdays). Our two Sunday choral serices have also resumed.
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Remembrance Tide 2020

Updated 4/11/2020 following new government restrictions. St Bride's will once again be holding a series of services this Autumn focusing on the theme of remembering. These significant events bring us back in touch with those whom we love but have...

Recitals "live" again

The sun was streaming through the windows, birdsong was louder than the subdued bustle of Fleet Street, and in St Bride's, on Friday 11th September, a socially distanced audience was eagerly awaiting the start of our first live recital in...

Free online concert in thanks for St Bride's generous support of its professional church musicians. Watch on YouTube TODAY at 7pm Services in Wren's wonderful St Bride's Church have long resounded with the sound of music-making from our professional choir...

Green shoots for music-making at St Bride's

Despite the continuing tyranny of lockdown for live performance, music at St Bride's is not only surviving, but also finding ways to reach new people, in the form of our online Eucharist and Evensong services and recitals. Admittedly, with the...

Despite the restrictions of lockdown, we're delighted that lunchtime recitals will resume in 'virtual' form - being streamed as live on Facebook - every Tuesday lunchtime from 1.15 to 1.45. There has been a recital series at St Bride's for...

Christmas Round-up

Canon Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride's, and Robert Jones, Director of Music, report on a bumper Advent and Christmas season at St Bride's The Rector's Report We had a record-breaking number of carol services throughout December, which were, as...

On June 16th (Trinity Sunday) our mass setting will be Antonín Dvořák's Mass in D. This work was commissioned by Dvořák's friend, leading architect and patron of the arts, later the founder and first president of the Czech Academy of...

Harrison & Harrison appointed for imminent organ repair

In May 2018 there was a lightning storm across London and for the third time in its history St Bride's was struck. Though there was no structural damage, the strike fried the electrical systems of our fine Compton organ. Following...

On Sunday 12th May St Bride's Choir is taking part in the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. We are delighted to welcome back the St Bride's Orchestra who will be joining the choir in a day of contemporary music...

On Sunday 7th October, St Bride's Choir will be marking the centenary of the death of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, who was one of the leading figures in British music during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Born in...

Eastbournian Society Choral Evensong As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Eastbourne College, their choir will be singing Evensong at 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 October. Many of the College's supporters will be present and are welcome to the reception...

Robert Jones Silver Anniversary

St Bride's marks the 25 years Robert Jones has served as Director of Music.

Clare Richards reviews St Bride's second Come & Sing event with guest reader, Joanna Lumley

Students from Selwyn College, Cambridge may not be particularly acknowledged for gaining double firsts in music. Ian Tindale was one of the exceptions last year.

Sir Simon Jenkins joins renowned cellist Orlando Jopling at St Brides to raise money for the INSPIRE! Appeal

Whatever Happened to Christmas?

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson returns to St Bride's. This time in aid of the INSPIRE! Appeal with special guest, Marc Almond

Britten Canticles Concert Review

As part of their Olympic festival, St Bride's mounted an enterprising concert encompassing all five of Benjamin Britten's Canticles

Claire Seaton celebrates 25 years at St Bride's with a night to remember

Big Society Buildings Ditty

Which organisation has 41,000 branches spread all over the country, many with a full-time employee in charge, and backed up by an army of volunteers?

At 19, the young organist with the world at his feet!

Edward Dean, currently organ scholar at St Bride's, has landed three posts this summer which should clear the way to a highly successful career.

On 5th December St Bride's Choir will perform the world première of O Viridissima Virga by Harry Escott, and Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas .

Review of concert held on Monday 23rd November at St Bride's Church celebrating the life and songs of Judee Sill (1944-1979).

How's this for a musical secret?

The Compton organ is one of London's best kept musical secrets, but St.Bride's great invisible asset impresses the visitors - and delights their ears!

Record Label and the Choir hit a new musical high!!

Robert Jones has just celebrated his 20th year as Director of Music. His gifted and remarkable skills in conducting, organ playing, singing and voice training place him in the Premiership of sacred and indeed secular music.

Review of Laudibus at St Bride's

We "looked forward" in both senses on a balmy Sunday evening, as St Bride's hosted the magical Chamber Choir of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and its and its long standing musical director Mike Brewer, OBE.

A remarkable journey with an extraordinary choir

Discarding their familiar mid-brown gowns for dinner jackets and evening dresses St Bride's Choir took their audience on a 50-year journey.

Jethro Tull Christmas Concert Review

Back in the early 1970s a leading UK music paper reported that the rock group Jethro Tull had sold out the Los Angeles Forum for an unprecedented five nights, under the headline: "Jethro - Now The World's Biggest Band?". On December 19th the group performed in St Bride's in aid of St Mungo's.

A journey with a famous choir

The widely renowned choir of St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, in the heart of London, was in superlative form for the opening concert...

St Bride's leads the nation

At 10:25am on Thursday 8th September the strains of Jerusalem echoed across the airways...

Desert Island Discs

Leading African poet would take St Bride's record on his castaway island

Krakow Music Festival

Emma Brain-Gabbott reports on the choir's first tour for 16 years