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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  • Introducing Sanctuary – St Peter’s Youth Group

    Sanctuary is a youth group, led by Chris Clayton, that welcomes all children from the local area who attend secondary school. We aim to offer a sanctuary away from the pressures of school, exams and social media. A place for friendship, fun and spiritual feeding. Sanctuary will have a relaxed atmosphere so that everyone can slow down, chill out  [Read the rest…]

  • St Peter’s Animal Service

    Our annual Animal Service is next Sunday 30th September at 4:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 4:15 pm). All animals are welcome, or just bring a photo of your pet, for a blessing.

  • A message from Tim Hurren

    A huge thank you to all those who were involved with my retirement party on Sunday. The cards, gifts, catering, kind words, good wishes and generous cheque are greatly appreciated. No doubt Caroline and I will see you around town from time to time. It has been good to play a part in the St Peter’s journey  [Read the rest…]

  • Farewell Lunch for Caroline and Tim Hurren

    Our Associate Vicar, Tim Hurren will be retiring from St Peter’s Church after almost 20 years of service. To mark Tim’s retirement and, of course, to say farewell, there will be a bring and share Parish Lunch on Sunday 16th September starting at 1 o’clock. Please contact Hannah Beck (07503 186455) for more details.

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