St Swithun's Worcester


Events at St Swithun's...



As well as hosting occasional religious services and an entire programme of arts events, St Swithun's is open to visitors free of charge from April to the end of September:

Fridays 12.00am to 3.00pm

Saturdays 11.00am to 4.00pm.

The church is open at these times thanks to Friends who act as volunteer stewards.


This year's series of organ recitals and other events:-

7th June: Henry Fairs (Birmingham Conservatoire) Click here for details.

14th June: Students of Birmingham Conservatoire Click here for details.

21st June: Christopher Allsop (Worcester Cathedral) Click here for details.

28th June: Katharine Pardee (University of Oxford) Click here for details.

5th July: Peter Nardone (Worcester Cathedral) Click here for details.

12th - 15th July: The St Swithun's Festival

12th July 1.10pm: Andrew McCrea (St Swithun's): The Festival Recital, using both historic organs Click here for details.

12th July 7.30pm: Border Voices & Border Waites (instrumental consort)
The Festival Concert - Music for Henry VIII. Voices, viol and recorder consorts, and with the Tudor organ. Click here for flyer.

13th July 11am onwards: The Festival Organathon
Call in as you please, stay as long as you wish, and hear the sound of the organs.

14th July 5pm: Tea Party

14th July 6.30pm: Choral Evensong
Sung by Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir; preacher - The Bishop of Dudley

15th July7.30pm: Festal Eucharist for St Swithun's Day
Sung by Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir; celebrant - Fr Andrew Greany
Haydn, Little Organ Mass (Gloria - Sanctus - Agnus Dei)
Motet: Bryd, Ave Verum

Friday 19th July 1.10pm: James Luxton (Worcester Cathedral): lunchtime recital using the historic 1795 Gray organ, the reconstructed Tudor 'Wetheringsett' organ, and the 'Queen Elizabeth' virginals Click here for details.

Friday 26th July 1.10pm: Hilary Norris (Leominster) plays both organs. Click here for details.

Friday 2nd August 1.10pm: Andrew McCrea (St Swithun's) plays both organs. Click here for details.

Friday 9th August 1.10pm: Gerdi Troskie (Worcester) plays both organs. Click here for details.

Friday 16th August 1.10pm: Peter Bassett (Newick): the 1795 Gray organ Click here for details.

Friday 23rd August 1.10pm: David Brookshaw (St Martin's, Cornmarket) plays both organs. Click here for details.

Friday 30th August 1.10pm: James Perkins (London) plays both organs. Click here for details.

Recitals will use the 1795/1844 Gray/Nicholson organ, restored by Goetze & Gwynn in 2010, and also the Wetheringsett Organ (2002), the reconstruction of a Tudor organ of c.1530 currently on loan.

Admission Free to all recitals (retiring collection, after expenses, towards maintaining and promoting the organs)

18th September: Friends' visit to Bristol - Arnos Vale Cemetery, Church of St John the Baptist, & The New Room (John Wesley'sChapel) Click here to book or enquire.

28th September 11am - 4pm Open Day organised by the Churches Conservation Trust


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