Singers rehearse on Thursday 8 to10pm

Choir Director: Phillip Linquist

Organist: Peter Hamilton

Organ Scholar: Katie Choi

The choir supports and enhances regular worship on each Sunday at the traditional 9am morning service . We also sing a traditional Evensong four times each year; we contribute to funerals, memorial services and weddings when required.

We welcome anyone who would like to join us. There are no auditions; we ask only for a love of sacred music and a duty of commitment. Contact the Director Phillip if you would like to sing with us:


We sing sacred music covering many genres; from the middle ages to the present day. Our organist, Peter Hamilton, is also a composer and regularly writes new pieces for us.


The choir has been in continual operation in the parish since 1914.

We sang services in Winchester Cathedral for a week in August 2001 to celebrate the Pymble parish’s centenary and have returned to England and Ireland quite regularly since then to sing services in five more cathedrals during their long summer holidays.

The choir has been a member of the Royal School of Church Music NSW Branch since its inception in 1955.



1 May

“Giving “

2 Corinthians 8:1-21

Matthew 9:35-38

218 (ii) Name of all Majesty

286 For the fruits of your Creation

328 Lord for the Years

519 We have a gospel to proclaim

Anthem: All things Bright and Beautiful by John Rutter

8 May - Communion

John 21:1-25

104 Jesus calls us –in the tumult

S.19 Make me a channel of your peace

Before the throne of God above

Sung Gloria by Hamilton

(A Clare Benediction by John Rutter - as a blessing for Mothers day )

Anthem:Lord of the Dance by John Rutter

15 May

Psalm 1

254 The Heavens declare your glory

O Great God by Bob Kauflin

21 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

260 Great is your faithfulness

Anthem: Blessed are the Pure in Heart by Malcolm Archer

22 May

Psalm 2

334 Your Kingdom come, O God

O Church, Arise by Getty and Townend

194 I cannot tell

Gloria by Hamilton

Solo: Why do nations so furiously rage together

By Handel from Messiah

Peter Gilkes Bass Solo

29 May

Psalm 3

101 Lord of all hopefulness

270 New every morning is the Love

What Grace is mine by Getty

24 O worship the King

Anthem: Be thou my Vision by John Rutter

5 June

Psalm 19

254 The Heavens declare your Glory, Lord

516 Jesus shall reign where’re the sun

13 All creatures of our God and King

Communion Sung Gloria – Hamilton

Introit: In our Service by T H Jones for Platinum Jubilee

Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth by Phillip Stopford

12 June

Psalm 22

7 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty

9 God of Abraham praise

Before the throne of God above

567 For all the Saints

Anthems from Messiah by Handel :

Tenors “All they that see him”

All Choir “He Trusted in God”

19 June

Psalm 23

44 The King of Love my Shepherd is

How deep the Fathers love for us

212 I will sing the wondrous story

Communion Sung Gloria – Hamilton

Anthem: The Lord's My Shepherd by John Rutter

Hyfrydol: St Swithun's Choir monthly e-newsletter 

Hyfrydol (meaning "cheerful") is a Welsh hymn tune that has been used as a setting for hymns such as: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; I Will Sing the Wondrous Story.

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