Tuesday, 19 September 2017

This Sunday: Harvest Thanksgiving at St Clement's

Join us for a celebration of Harvest Thanksgiving at St Clement's this Sunday. We will be holding both a morning and evening service, and are welcoming harvest donations (tinned / dried food with long shelf life) in support of local food banks and charities at both services. We hope you can join us for one or both of these:

11AM: Sung Eucharist 
5PM: Choral Evensong 

Bp Rowan Williams returns to celebrate at our Eucharist us on Sunday morning, and the evening will be a Prayer Book choral evensong with sung canticles, responses, psalm and anthem.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Taizé service: Fri 15th Sept at 7.30pm

We will be celebrating a Taizé-style Eucharist this Friday evening to mark Holy Cross Day. Our service begins at 7.30pm. All are welcome, and we hope you can join us for prayer, readings, singing and silence by candlelight.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sunday time change: 11AM from 3rd Sept 2017

It's been a quiet few weeks on our News Feed as activities wound down for the summer break. We have been beavering away behind the scenes though for events coming up over the next months, so stay tuned for more information in the next few days.

For now, just a reminder to all our digital followers that from this coming Sunday (3rd September) we will be shifting to a slightly later start-time for our principal Sunday morning service.

Sung Eucharist will now be celebrated at 11AM, though of course aside from this, our Sunday services and worship will remain unchanged. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Sat 29th July: Lieder and English Song

Join us this Saturday for the last of our July lunchtime recital series at St Clement's. This weekend we're welcoming baritone Felix Kemp with pianist Timothy End as they perform a programme of English Song and Lieder. The recital will include Vaughan-Williams's Songs of Travel and Schumann's Dichterliebe.

1pm at St Clement's Church on Bridge Street. Free entry with retiring collection.


Felix Kemp recently performed with English Touring Opera for their Spring Tour 2017 and will perform the role of Masetto in Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera this September. He has also sung for Grange Park Opera and Wexford Festival Opera. Felix and Timothy performed together in masterclasses and in recital as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2016.

A multiple first-prize winner, Timothy End was awarded both the Pianist and Duo Prize at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, a Samling Scholar, and performing highlights include BBC Radio 3's In Tune and Wigmore Hall.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Liszt, Scarlatti and Ravel: Lunchtime Recital this Saturday

Our Saturday Lunchtime Recital series continues this weekend as we welcome Georgios Vardakis from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. Georgios is an accomplished pianist, with additional interests in composition and improvisation, currently pursuing further studies in the UK under pianist Martino Tirimo.

He is bringing an exciting programme spanning centuries, playing on our newly acquired Beckhardt Grand Piano. 1pm start with free entry. A retiring collection and donations will be taken to support furhter growth of music at St Clement's, including contributing to our Organ Restoration Fund. We hope you are able to join us there.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sat 15th July: Baroque songs and arias

Join us this Saturday for the next of our weekly recitals this month, as we welcome past Cambridge students Anna Lush (soprano) and Alex Davan-Wetton (piano) who will be performing a selection of baroque arias and keyboard music by Henry Purcell and John Blow. 1pm this Saturday with free entry. A retiring collection and donations will be gratefully received.
Anna Lush studied music at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She was a choral scholar in the choir of Trinity College for two years, before going on to conduct the Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir in her final year. She has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra on the Hill in works such as Handel's Messiah, and Bach's Magnificat. After graduating in 2016, Anna went on to do a secondary music PGCE course in London, and will begin teaching full time at a school in South West London in September.

Alex was a Music Scholar at Tonbridge School, and subsequently studied Natural Sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge. There, he sang with Queens' College Chapel Choir as well as founding and conducting the Stanford Orchestra. Alex is now Musical Director of the Godwine Choir, conducting the concert première and recording of Roderick Williams’s Christmas Bells for the Financial Times in 2014. As a pianist, Alex studied with Vincent Barrella and Stephen Coombs and has accompanied recitals in Cambridge, London, Kent, and Ireland.
Henry Purcell: painting by John Closterman

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Taizé Service: Sat 14th July @8.30pm

Join us for our final Taizé service at St Clement's before the summer holiday. A quiet and contemplative service of readings, prayer, chanting and silence. All are welcome, and we hope to see many of you there.