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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  • Faith Pictures – Lent course

    A series of courses are being held at St Peter’s Church or at house groups to mark this season of Lent.  Courses begin from 3rd March for 6 weeks. For more details please contact the parish office on 01423 568218.

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign to promote awareness of Fairtrade products and issues.  Come to the display in St Peter’s Foyer from Friday 3rd to 10th March and visit the Fairtrade Shop on Cambridge Street.

  • Consultation of the Harrogate Stray Act 1985

    From 9th January to 6th February 2017, as part of a 12-week public consultation, Harrogate Borough Council will be using the Glazed Foyer at St Peter’s in order to obtain views on the relaxation of some of the restrictions on the use of the Stray.  More information can be obtained from www.harrogate.gov.uk/strayact

  • No Wrong Door – NYCC initiative on fostering

    No Wrong Door is a new way of providing support to young people who are with, or on, the edge of the care system, replacing traditional council-run young people’s homes with hubs that combine residential care with fostering. From 29th December to 9th January, in St Peter’s Glazed Foyer, find out how young people are  [Read the rest…]

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  • Events Calendar

    Fri 24

    St Peter's Cleaning Team


    March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fri 24

    Food parcel distribution


    March 24 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Fri 24

    Rosary Group


    March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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