Christ Church, Heaton

Office Tel: 01204 492169

Rev Dave Thompson (Vicar) Tel: 01204 748251

Holly Bonfield (Churchwarden) Tel: 07961 422523

Irene Morris (Churchwarden) Tel: 01204 846904 


Christ Church Heaton has a strong choral tradition. Throughout the history of the church our choir, led by the organists and choirmasters listed below, have led the worship at Christ Church skillfully and reverently earning the choir a reputation second to none throughout churches of all demoninations in the borough.

Highlights in the musical calendar include the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in December, the Advent Carol Service held at the Parish Church and the Easter Day Anthems. Our four-part choir are not only wheeled out on special occasions. They are an ever-present part of church life, leading our worship at the 11:15am Sung Eucharist once a month and our 6:30pm Choral Evensong services on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. 

The Choir are always looking for new faces and you will be made very welcome. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at 7:45pm in the Choir Vestry. For more information please contact our organist and choirmaster Mr. John Balshaw on 01204 840472.

Organist and Choirmaster

1878 - 1896          Mr T Rigby (Sometime organist in the "Iron Church")

1896 - 1903          Mr J A Corson

1903 - 1909          Mr John Lomax

1909 - 1912          Mr Wood

1912 - 1916          Mr J H Emmett

1916 - 1935          Mr John Edge

1935 - 1938          Mr H Brown

1938 - 1940          Mr D Barnett

1940 - 1943          Mr N D McAdam

1943 - 1951          Mr. Keith Bond

1951 - 1977          Mr. Fred Balshaw

1977 - Present      Mr. John Balshaw

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