St.Mary the Virgin, Lewisham Lewisham High Street  SE13 6LE

St.Mary the Virgin Lewisham

346 Lewisham High Street

SE13 6LE   020 8690 2682




Director of Music

Lewis Vincent

The choir leads the singing at several civic functions throughout the year and occasionally joins with other churches for their choral services.  During the Christmas period we raise funds for local charities including the Mayor’s Christmas Fund by singing carols at various venues, this includes a round of the wards at Lewisham Hospital.  Each year our Arts festival provides opportunities to widen our repertoire, commission compositions and perform with many varied musical ensembles.

Our main rehearsal is on Friday evenings at 8pm, generally lasting an hour. We welcome new members including those who feel unsure about their ability to sight-read and are willing to learn.  For more confident singers you are welcome to join the choir for Choral Evensong, without any commitment, on the first Sunday of the month at 6.30pm (check the homepage calendar) with a rehearsal at 5.30pm.

If you are interested and would like more details use our ‘contact’ page to get in touch with our Director of Music Chris Stringfellow


Director of Music    

William Whitehead

There has been a long tradition of choral singing at St Mary’s for well over 100 years. Choral music is a vital and valued part of the life of our Church.  Our services involve singing at the Parish Mass each Sunday and for a service of choral evensong, usually on the first Sunday of the month. Occasionally we sing for weekday services such as Ash Wednesday, during Holy week and also for carol services at Advent and Christmas.

The choir, are a friendly, dedicated and talented group of voluntary singers drawn together by a love of singing sacred music in its liturgical context.

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The Parish Church of Lewisham, St Mary the Virgin has a modern Catholic tradition, a lively and diverse congregation and a fine musical tradition.  We are seeking an inspirational, innovative and collaborative Director of Music/Organist to join our vibrant church and lead our music in new directions. Excellent 3-manual Allen organ plus grand piano.  Salary in line with RSCM rates, to a maximum of £6000, related to qualifications and experience.  Opportunities for weddings/ funerals fees at RSCM rates.  Closing date: Friday 14th september; interview/audition Friday 21st September, afternoon and early evening; to commence mid-October 2018.

To download job description and how to apply click here

For any further information email: Fr Steve Hall, Vicar:

Tel: 020 8690 2682.