The Choir at St Peter's Church, Shaldon

St. Peter's Church has a strong musical tradition going back many years.

The Choir has a wide repertoire and is fortunate in its facilities, the Church has a very fine three manual organ (for details see below), on the north east side of the Church is a large choir vestry and there is a very healthy music library. The Church is light and airy, but also well heated in cold weather.

However to maintain our traditions, we always need new members in the Choir, both to expand and to replace those who leave the area.

A very warm welcome awaits you, should you wish to join us.

It is a four part choir and we have vacancies in all sections. Set out below is some of the basic information about the Choir. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Music:

Mr. John Stainer on 01626 772696 or e-mail at

What do you need to join?

A love of singing; a sense of commitment; the ability to sing in tune; and above all else - Enthusiasm!

Previous experience is not necessary, neither is a trained voice.

What can the Choir offer you?

Friendship from like minded singers; the chance to work to a high musical standard; and a musical training.


Choir practice is held on Fridays at 4.00pm in the choir stalls. There is a Choral Eucharist at 10.30am each Sunday.

The Choir also participates in all the major festivals throughout the year, and for these and other special occasions singers who are able to augment the choir on an 'ad hoc' basis are most welcome.

If this is not for you but you know someone who may be interested, please pass this information on.

The Pipe Organ at St Peter's
­The organ was originally built by H. C. Sims of Southampton, and has been through various restorations and updates, the latest being by Michael Farley in 1983.

The instrument is highly regarded by local and visiting organists, and is seen by many as one of the finest instruments in Devon.

The console is located in the chancel, just east of the rood screen. The organist's red-rimmed mirror can be seen above the console.

Most of the pipes speak into the chancel, except the Positive, which speaks into the north aisle.
The console is located in the chancel, just east of the rood screen.

The pedalboard is radiating and concave.
The "Bomb" feature among the Swell thumb pistons is not a self-destruct device, but a toggle piston to switch the Pedal Bombarde on or off.

There is also a toe piston which performs the same function.

The National Pipe Organ Register reference number is D 04867. The full specification is listed here .

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