J05 – The King’s Minstrelsy

Praise is an essential element in worship, and those who are privileged to lead in it may well count it a high honour. Many have served as Church Organist during the past fifty years, for longer or shorter periods.



Miss Whiteford, 1888 to 1891.

Mr. Wilkins, 1891 to 1895.

Miss Price, 1895 (no record)

Mr. H. Marcroft, 1904 (no record).

Mr. Bowden (relieving various periods)

Miss Marcroft, 1908 to 1910.

Miss Upcroft, 1911 to 1912.

Mr. Bowden, 1912 to 1913.

Miss Pittock, 1914 to 1916.

Miss Lewis (few months) 1916.

Miss Waldock, 191 7 to 1919.

Mr. Overtori, 1919-1938.



(Records not complete.)

Mr. Thomas, 1912 to 1914.

Miss Pittock, 1914 (few months).

Mr. V. Prowse, 1916 to 1921.

Mr. Whitton, 1921 to 1922

Mr. R. Overton, 1923 to 1935.

Mr. Thomas, 1935 to 1936.

Mr. R. Patten, 1936 to 1938.


For all who have led the Praise of the Sanctuary, we are deeply grateful. We must express our very best thanks to our musical brothers, Messrs. Overton, who have served the church so well as Organist and Choir Master—Mr. T. Overton for 19 years and Mr. R. Overton for 12 years.


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