Choirmaster Stuart Mallen
Our adult choir is now some 20 strong and sings to a very high standard, befitting its affiliation with the Royal School of Church Music. The choir sings in the main 9:30 am services and is available to the wider community for weddings and funerals. Each year before Christmas, the choir leads the community in singing carols in the village High Street.
St Peter’s is blessed with a pipe organ played from a remote console. The organ has been professionally overhauled in recent years with two new stops added. We have three excellent organists to make the most of this wonderful instrument at our services. We have recently acquired a modern grand piano to extend our musical capabilities. St Peter’s provides an excellent venue for periodic music concerts and visiting choirs which always prove popular locally.
St Peter’s has a set of eight fully renovated bells in the tower. They are rung from an elevated ringing floor where the ringers can be seen hard at work by congregations through an internal window. Five of the bells date back to 1746. The bells are rung every Sunday for our services by a gifted and enthusiastic team of ringers. Other ringers come and support us and Kinver ringers also go out to local churches for extra practices and to support their ringing. The ringers are available for weddings and funerals and also by request from local people to ring quarter peals to mark special occasions.