Music

Our Director of Music and Organist is Canon Claire Tillotson.  Contact her at organist@stmarysshortlands.org.uk

The Parish Church of St. Mary, Shortlands aims to offer a variety of styles of worship, intended to meet the needs of the worshipping community of Shortlands and beyond. In response to this, we also encourage a diverse range of music to suit the style of worship each service provides.

Our Choir provides support for the congregation and clergy by leading the sung and spoken parts of our 10.30 am service. They also provide more elaborate music for our monthly Choral Evensongs and special services and Christmas and Easter. For full details about our choir and how to join, as well as a full list of choral services, please see The Choir.


Our instrumental and vocal Music Group provide leadership of worship songs at some less formal services such as our monthly Parade Service for uniformed organisations and our Evening Praise services. We take the best hymns and songs by contemporary writers and encourage all who are interested in using their musical talents as players and singers to express them in modern forms of worship. If you are interested in joining our music group, please contact the Parish Office at office@stmaryshortlands.org.uk

If you are interested in the church organ at St. Mary’s and particularly if you have any memories of the instrument being purchased, installed or worked upon at St. Mary’s, please see The Organ.