Performing Arts & Music

About Us

The St John’s Choir is a four part choir that sings at the traditional 11.15 a.m. services on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month and Choral Evensong at 6.00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday.

The Choristers are a small group of voices that sing at the Church Family Eucharist at 9.30am on Sunday.

Extra voices are always welcome. There is no audition but a commitment to attend weekly practices is necessary and the ability to read music is an advantage. Both singing groups also perform on other occasions, such as weddings and church festivals.

The Director of Music is Sheila Thompson OAM who has a performance degree in pipe organ from the Canberra School of Music. She is a teacher of piano and organ and is one of the conductors of the local U3A choir. She can be contacted on 02 6281 3433 or [email protected]

St John’s is fortunate to have a very fine pipe organ which is used largely to lead the singing at worship, although extra instruments such as keyboard, flute and trumpet are used on occasions.

The organ was built by Ronald Sharp in 1981 who also built the organ in the Sydney Opera House.

Quick Facts About The Region

St John's Anglican Church is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Reid, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.