Music at the Sacred Heart


The Sacred Heart parish has a long tradition of excellent liturgical music, dating back to the opening of the church in 1887. For further information, including music lists, a detailed history of music and the famous organ of the Sacred Heart, please visit .       

There are three groups which support the liturgy at three Masses on a Sunday, and all are keen to welcome new members:

  • The children's choir sings at the 10.00 am Family Mass. Children attending the Mass are invited to come forward and sing, led by a cantor, professional soprano Rachel Marshall. The music group is led from the piano, our lovely Steinway, rather than the organ. The music is a mix of traditional hymns, newer hymns and settings composed by our own musicians. The piano accompaniment is supported by a number of instrumentalists.
Please feel free to talk to Rachel or Katy after Mass or email if  your child would like to join the choir.
If you or your child are interested in joining the instrumental group please contact Giles Kennedy on 020 8543 3307 .
  • The main church choir sings  each Sunday at 12.00. The repertoire covers the wonderful legacy of Catholic liturgical music from the Renaissance to the present day, and with the Plainsong propers sung each week. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings and at 10.00 on the Sunday morning. If you are interested in joining the choir please contact Robert Rathbone, the Director of Music .
  • The choir at the Sunday 5.00pm Mass supports the liturgy with music from the contemporary liturgical repertoire, including Vineyard and composers such as Matt Redman. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings at 8.30 and Sundays at 4.00.
Interested? Then contact Bruce Mackett .

The Charismatic Prayer group meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7:30pm in the church. To join our music ministry, please contact Jayco Wamsteker for more details.