Upcoming Events

Come and Sing “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer

Date: April 9, 2022

Time: Rehearsal: 13.15, Service:16.00

Location: Buckfast Abbey

A chance to sing this memorable work in Buckfast Abbey, under the direction of Philip Arkwright

Cost £7   Students free

A booking form will be posted here in due course




Come and Sing Cathedral Evensong

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Exeter Cathedral

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Directed by Timothy Noon

Come and join the Cathedral Choir sing Evensong in the Cathedral

Cost £7  Students free

Details of this event will be posted here later.

Devon Area Annual Festival Service. 2022

Date: October 8, 2022

Location: Exeter Cathedral

Directed by Timothy Noon

A date for your diary.  Details of this event will be posted here nearer the time.

Recent Events

Advent Carol Service 2021

Date: November 27, 2021

Time: 13.30 - 17.30

Location: Buckfast Abbey

Our  Advent Carol Service will take place in Buckfast Abbey on Saturday November 27th and will  be on a “Come and Sing” basis.
It will be directed by David Davies,  Organist Matthew Searle
Cost £5. Students free
A Parental Consent Form must be completed and submitted ahead of the event for all under 18 year olds taking part, even if their parents will be attending the event.
Timetable for the day
Rehearsal. 13.30
Service 16.30
Finish 17.30 approx

Annual Choral Festival 2021

Date: October 23, 2021

Location: Exeter Cathedral

The Area Festival took place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday October 23rd.  

This was in the form of a “Come and Sing” Evensong, directed by Peter Nardone, with Timothy Noon at the organ.

130 singers had booked, but illness prevented some attending, so the choir comprised 108 singers on the day.

The singing was of a surprisingly high standard considering the long lockdowns, and all those who have spoken, emailed and texted me really enjoyed themselves and were very appreciative of the efforts being made to put it on.
Louise Jones (Crediton) was awarded the Mike Ball Shield, Alex McNeice (Colyton) officially received his Gold Award, and was the excellent cantor for the preces and responses, and Tony Yates (Topsham) received the RSCM Certificate of Special Service which would have been presented at Celebration Day last year in Salisbury.
Especial thanks are due to Peter Nardone for his masterly direction of the rehearsal and service, and to Tim Noon for his dynamic accompaniments and voluntary. Great thanks to James Mustard for taking the service and preaching, and to Tom Salmon in the Liturgy and Music office for preparing and duplicating the orders of service. We are also indebted to the vergers for putting out and back the chairs and for dealing with the temperamental microphone.
Nicholas Brown – Devon Area Team Leader

The service book is  available to download here.

The download is a.pdf file and is best viewed and downloaded using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This reader may be downloaded free of charge from Adobe’s website using the following link – which will also identify the type of device you are using, and download the correct software.