Director of Music and Organist

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John studied piano, organ, harmony and counterpoint with his father Jack, and gained his FRCO on his seventeenth birthday. He held the position of Organ Scholar at Girton College, Cambridge, from 1979-1983. He has held full-time posts as rehearsal pianist and ballet conductor at the Opera House in Kiel, Germany, and with Northern Ballet Theatre. He has been Musical Director of the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra since 1993 and is active as a freelance arranger and copyist. John joined St Peter’s as its organist in 2003 and took over the role of Director of Music from brother Oliver in 2012.  He plays for the 11.00am and 6.30pm services every Sunday, and for weddings and funerals as required.  For further information please see his website www.johnlongstaff.co.uk, or if you’d like to get in touch with him you can send him an email.

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  • News from the Annual General Meeting

    We are delighted to announce that Paul Medforth was elected as a Churchwarden – for the first time -alongside Sian Lockwood who was re-elected. We also welcome four returners to the Parochial Church Council (PCC): Rachel Fell, David Fisher, Oliver Longstaff and Stella Pilling.

  • St Peter’s Ladies who Lunch

    The Ladies who Lunch are meeting again at 12:15 pm on Wednesday 23rd May at the Palm Court Café at the bottom of Montpellier Hill. There they serve a good selection of sandwiches, wraps and toasties, as well as home-made cakes and sweets – they also cater for those avoiding gluten, wheat or dairy. If you are  [Read the rest…]

  • Royal Wedding

    You are invited to enjoy afternoon tea and watch the Royal Wedding at St Peter’s In celebration of the Royal Wedding we will be serving afternoon teas on Saturday 19th May from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. This will comprise of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, cakes and tea. The cost will  [Read the rest…]

  • Job Opportunities at St Peter’s Church

    A Cleaning Assistant is required for 7 hours per week over 2 shifts at £9 per hour. Also a General Assistant is required for up to 10 hours per week with the potential for additional hours at £9 per hour. Job descriptions and application forms from the Parish Office (01423 568218) or at [email protected]tlbusiness.com. The postholders will be  [Read the rest…]

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