Director of Music and Organist

sp_044John Longstaff

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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  • Candlelit Vigil – 24 May at 7.30pm

    All welcome to join us for a candlelit vigil for Manchester tonight, 24 May from 7.30 – 9.00pm.

  • Sing It With Flowers – St Peter’s Flower Festival

    The theme for this year’s flower festival is music – where each display is linked to a musical tune or a song.  Do come and enjoy the displays around church from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th June.  You can also vote for your favourite displays!

  • Fostercare Fortnight – 8 – 22 May

    If you are interested in becoming a foster carer to help disadvantaged children or teenagers, then do come to St Peter’s Foyer where you will find information and advice.  North Yorkshire County Council’s campaign for Foster Carers in the local area is seeking to address the local and national shortage of foster carers.

  • St Peter’s Church AGM

    The annual general meeting will be held in the church at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25 April.  Hear about developments that have taken place in the past year, and more importantly, our plans for the future.  If you are entered on the church’s Electoral Roll, you are also entitled to vote at the meeting.

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    May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    May 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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    May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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