Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, and the sound of singing (Psalms 98:4-5

St Hilda’s has a magnificent organ and thriving choir who perform at Sunday Mass and certain Holy Days. The organ is 130 years old and remains in good working order after a full restoration in 2015-16. On the first Sunday of each month, a music group perform at St Hilda’s with the choir on their acoustic instruments. At English Martyrs there is also a couple of guitar players which lead the singing.

The role of music in the liturgy at St Hilda’s is to uplift the prayer of the congregation through:

  • The use of instruments to accompany singing;
  • Vocal support for congregational singing; 
  • Instrumental solos without congregational participation to set mood, cover long processions or silences.

The parish is proud of our musical team and choir which enhances our church services and brings praise from many visitors. More details can be found in the sections below.


Organ and choir looking from the altar