St Mary’s Music

Information about music at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury

Home Concerts Choir Organ


Thornbury Benefice website is here.

Services (and some concerts during lockdown) are livestreamed on this YouTube channel.

Here is the St Mary’s Music Facebook page.

Click here for our repertoire and here for the current year’s choral music programme.

Directors of Music

Ian and Kate Phillipson-Masters have been assistant and interim Directors of Music since 1997.

Old photos

With Malcolm Kittle

The church choir in Switzerland in 2019 with Joachim’s choir

With Joachim Schwander

With Hugo Kennard

With Phil Wilby

Ray Hillman


Director of Music

Sept 2022 -

Alex Hiam

Jan - Sept 2022

Martin Firth (interim)

Oct 2017 - Dec 2021

Malcolm Kittle

Aug 2014 - April 2017

Joachim Schwander

Nov 2012- May 2014

Hugo Kennard

Sept 2009 - July 2012

Phil Wilby

August 1990 - May 2009

Ray Hillman

1984 - July 1990

Nigel Davies

 - 1984

Simon Johnson

David Hocking

Albert Jenkins

Courtney Chambers