Choral Evensong August 25 2019

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

Aug_EvensongWe are delighted to welcome back Eric Spencer and his choir Quinquagesima to sing a joint Evensong with Worth Choir. Eric was a previous Director of Music at St Nicholas,’ and now lives in South Africa.

Come and listen to this traditional and beautiful service held in the tranquil surroundings of the 11th oldest church in the country. Music will include:

  • Almighty and everlasting god, by Orlando Gibbons (1583 -1625)
  • My soul there is a country far, by Hubert Parry (1848 -1918)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D by by George Dyson (1883 – 1964)
  • Preces and Responses by Herbert Sumsion (1899 -1995)

Free entry although contributions are always welcome to the upkeep of our buildings. Refreshments afterwards.

Choral Evensong July 14 2019

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

JulyEvensongA rare chance to come and listen to the traditional and beautiful service of Evensong held in the tranquil surroundings of the 11th oldest church in the country. Sung by Worth Choir and Directed by Alex Hiam.

If you are not accustomed to this traditional service, it is one that has been sung regularly in Church since the Sixteenth Century, and was based on the Services held daily in the medieval church. It’s the high proportion of music in Evensong which distinguishes it from other church services.

It is free to come to hear its choral music, performed live and to a high standard. and music will include:

  • Preces and Responses by Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656)
  • Like as the Hart by Herbert Howells (1892 -1983)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F by George Dyson (1883 – 1964).

Followed by drinks and nibbles and with a collection towards the refurbishment of our buildings.

  • For more about our choir, click here.
  • For directions to our church, click here.

Pewsheet for Week Beginning 30 December 2018

Children, Christmas, Pewsheets, Special Services

Please click here to view this week’s pewsheet. Thank you for all your support and appreciation of our Christmas services. Here’s a little video of our St Nicholas’ nativity children and some more photos from the St Barnabas’ Crib Service.


Chichester Cathedral Choir Sing Evensong

Choirs and Music, Evensong, Special Services

We were very lucky today to have the wonderful boys and men of Chichester Cathedral Choir to sing Evensong at St Nicholas’, Worth. They were so well-behaved and polite, and of course, made a lovely sound in the acoustics of our ancient building. It was such a treat for all who were there, and thank you to all for giving so generously in the retiring collection.  For those who couldn’t make it, please enjoy these photographs.

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Chichester Cathedral Choir Visiting

Choirs and Music, Events, Music, News, Special Services

Save the date of Sunday October 21 2018 !

We are delighted to announce that Chichester Cathedral Choir will be visiting St Nicholas’ Worth, to sing Choral Evensong at 4pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Full details of music will be announced in due course.



Musical Treats…

Choirs and Music, Music, Special Services


As you may know, trained singers from London’s City Lit Opera School will be delighting audiences this coming weekend as they perform a free Opera concert in St Nicholas’ Church, Worth on Saturday 28 April at 7pm.

Presenting scenes from Delibes’s Lakmé, Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito, Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Nino Rota’s I due timidi, and Gilbert & Sullivan, The Gondoliers, the concert in the 11th oldest church in the country, promises to be a delightful occasion.

To ensure the concert is accessible to all, Fr. Michael Boag, Rector of Worth Parish, has said it will be free. Suggested donations of £5 or more from those who can afford it would be most welcomed towards the cost of hosting and providing refreshments.

Choral Evensong

A second rare musical treat occurs at St Nicholas’ on Sunday 6 May at 6.30pm when Choral Evensong will be sung by Worth Choir, directed by Alex Hiam.  Music will include:

  • Preces and Responses, William Smith (1603-1645)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D Minor, Thomas Walmisley (1814-1856)
  • Though I speak with the tongues of men, Edward Bairstow (1874-1946

This is a beautiful traditional service which has been sung since the Sixteenth Century. Again, it is free to come along and hear this living musical heritage performed in the 11th oldest church in the country and one of the very oldest churches still in continuous use.

For more about Worth Choir, click here. For what to expect at Evensong, click here.