The church choir supports the congregation regularly, though not every week, at Parish Communion services. In addition to the hymns, it sings at least one anthem, usually during the administration of Holy Communion and sometimes an introit.
The choir also leads the singing in the traditional Carol Service, sings during the All Souls' service and takes part in many special services throughout the year, helping to celebrate Advent, Christmas, Easter, and other important milestones in the Church Year. There are occasional special Sunday evensongs, both in St James’s and also elsewhere.
The choir consists of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices. Both adults and children can be members. New singers in all voices are always welcome – please check with the organist/choirmaster first.
Generally rehearsals are held on most Friday evenings from 19.00 to 20.00. They are held in the church and are sometimes followed by drinks and socialising at different members' homes.