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 25th to the end of September:
Fridays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Saturdays from 11.30am (variable closing times, to be advised through the season)
The church is open at these times thanks to Friends who act as volunteer stewards.
This year's series of organ recitals (1.10pm on Fridays) and other events:-
6th June 1.10pm: Students of Birmingham Conservatoire
13th June 1.10pm: James Luxton (Worcester Cathedral)
20th June 1.10pm: Thomas Allery (Oxford)
27th June 1.10pm: Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral)
11th July 1.10pm: Christopher Allsop (Worcester Cathedral)
15th - 18th July: The St Swithun's Festival
15th July time tba: Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Vita of St Swithun
15th July 6.30pm: Tea Party
15th July 7.30pm: Choral Evensong
Sung by Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir
16th July through the day: The Festival Organathon
Call in as you please, stay as long as you wish, and hear the sound of the organs.
8th August 1.10pm: Hannah Gibson (Worcester)
15th August 1.10pm: Raymond Russell (Dublin)
22nd August 1.10pm: Henry Fairs (Birmingham Conservatoire & Birmingham University)
29th August 1.10pm: Micaela Schmitz (Broadway)
29th August 7.30pm: The Celebrity Recital to close the season: Michele Benuzzi plays the 'Queen Elizabeth' virginals in a musical tour of Renaissance Europe.
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 towards maintaining and promoting the organs)
We are grateful to The Elmley Foundation for financial support towards the recital series and the Festival Concert.