The usual pattern of services is:
8.30am Holy Communion (1662)
10.30am Choral Parish Eucharist
St Mark's Hamilton Terrace
St Mark's Church
Tel: 020 7328 4373
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St Mark’s has a strong musical heritage, with connections with the Victorian opera and oratorio star, Charles Santley and also Arthur Sullivan. The hymn tune Day of Rest sung to the words O Jesus I have Promised was composed by J.W. Elliott, a former organist of St Mark’s. The renowned choral musician John Williams who became the first Master of Music at the Tower of London was organist here in the 1950s and Margaret Cobb, the first woman to play the organ at a Promenande Concert in the Royal Albert Hall was also organist here.
Our Director of Music, Tansy Castledine, oversees the music program at St Mark's and she directs the adult voluntary choir. The choir has performed on the BBC and as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival at St Martin in the Fields. The choir's repertoire spans five centuries and during terms time the choir sings a choral setting of the Eucharist.
The Junior Choir is also directed by Tansy Castledine and welcomes members from the age of 7. The Junior Choristers sing at major church festivals, twice a month and rehearse weekly during term. The rehearsal happens after the Parish Eucharist each Sunday. The choir sings both ancient and contemporary music, sacred and secular.