Welcome to St. Johns Burlington Methodist Church :  

A warm welcome is assured for any new members coming to St. Johns Burlington, we have a dedicated team of Church Stewards who will give you a warm and friendly welcome.

Organist:                                                                                                                            Stephen Parker
We warmly welcome Stephen to our Church family as organist who will play the organ at Morning Services and Weddings/Funerals. Geoff has kindly agreed to continue to play for evening services and we do thank Geoff for his long and continuing service of providing music to SJB
Stephen says:
I started off as a boy chorister aged 9 at Ossett parish Church. l soon became fascinated with the large pipe organ as l could play a few tunes by ear on the piano. The organist said l needed to have formal lessons and then began having weekly piano lessons and went onto to have organ lessons with Philip Tordoff at Halifax Minster and further lessons at Leeds Minster with Jonathan Lilley who went to Ely Cathedral. I also went to Leeds college of music on evenings to do theory. I have had various organ posts over the years – my longest job was for 23 years as Director of music at Dewsbury Minster where l was involved in re-instating a pipe organ and building up the music & Choir.
I have always believed music is a real expression of my faith and l thank God for those who saw l had a gift and nurtured me from a young age. I look forward to getting to know you all and hopefully adding to your worship here at SJB
Stephen, organist

Church organist

 Pianist and Organist:                                                                                                              Geoff Gregson                                                                                                                      Geoff Gregson was our organist and pianist for many years.  Geoff learnt to play the piano, but is    a self taught organist. Geoff continues to play for evening services and we do thank Geoff for his   long and continuing service of providing music to SJB.                                                                     Geoff is a retired Woodwork teacher.





Comments & Responses

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  1. Alan Beesting says:

    Hello from New Zealand. Delighted to see my parents, Chris and Lesley, on the site web page and impressed with the whole site, and the sense of community displayed.

    I remember with fond memories attending church and 6th Brid scouts at the old Chapel Street site.

    My wife, Masako, daughter, Sayuri-Alexandra, and myself attend the Tawa Union Church, Wellington, NZ (http://tawaunionchurch.org.nz/); multi-denominational, combining the Methodist and Presbyterian churches of New Zealand. A thriving church with a strong community focus, and just the environment to support the development of our young people.

    So our best wishes from the other side of the world.

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