Christ Church, Reading


Choir & Music

Christ Church has a proud and ambitious musical tradition. Music includes congregational singing of hymns, and mass settings and anthems sung by the choir. The robed choir, made up of children and adults, leads worship on Sunday mornings during the 10am service and as part of Choral Evensong on Sundays at 6pm, and also at festival services throughout the year.

The choir sings music from the Anglican tradition as well as other European music and spirituals. Repertoire includes music by Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina, Purcell, Mozart, Wesley, Stanford, Howells, Duruflé and contemporary composers – including members of the choir.

Joining the choir

There are no auditions to join the choir and we are always keen to have new members – whether children or adults. The junior members of the choir work towards Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) awards to develop their musical understanding. Christ Church also runs a programme of Choral and Organ Scholarships to support and develop young musicians.

To find out more about joining the choir, scholarships or to receive the monthly Music List please email

Contact Us

Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading Berks RG2 7AR.
Telephone: 0118 931 3468
Facebook: Christ Church Reading
Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9am- 2pm

Our Ministry Team

Vicar: Rev Dr Peter Day (Fr. Peter)
Associate Priest: Rev John Croton (Fr. John)
Church Wardens: Yvonne Lawson | Ian Shorrocks
Director of Music: Jamie Hudson