We have a dynamic music team here at Clifton and we aim to bring a fresh approach to music in the liturgy. We compose and arrange music for the liturgy in differing styles, so we can truly say that the music we provide ranges from plainsong to music on which the ink is still wet. Our mission is to bring ourselves and the people we meet closer to God through our music, meeting them where they are in their journey in faith, in their understanding of what music can do for them and with them in the spirit of what we sing for and with them.

Clifton Cathedral Choir probably sings more fabulous choral music at the Sunday 11.15am Mass than any other choir in the West Country! We sing sacred music from across the centuries and have a reputation for performing new music as well as rare music from the Renaissance period. We welcome new singers from all backgrounds who are willing to rehearse on a Friday evening and on the Sunday morning before the 11.15am Mass.

The Family Mass gives us an opportunity to use modern worship music of a high standard in whatever style to lead our community in praise and prayer – and make them think too. The music and words combine to be challenging rather than passive; here you will find something to ponder on as well as enjoy. The music itself, however, lends itself to participation and is tuneful and stylish. So whether you want to listen, sing, or play an instrument there will be something here for you.

Vespers is sung in the Cathedral at 5.15pm on Fridays during term time. The Cathedral Junior Choir welcomes new members aged from seven to twelve. Rehearsals are on Fridays from 4.15pm. Membership of the choir offers children the opportunity to develop their musical skills and to meet friends whilst having fun and performing a wide choral repertoire to a high standard. For more details, please contact the Junior Choir Director, Stephen Bryant, at juniorchoir@cliftondiocese.com.


We are always keen to welcome new members to the Choir, the Junior Choir or the Music Group!