Calling all singers for the diocesan Chrism Mass

The diocesan Chrism Mass is an important annual service during which Archbishop Wilson will bless and consecrate oils that will be used for anointing during the administration of Sacraments in parishes during the coming year. In addition, Southwark clergy will renew the promises made at their Ordination.

Singers at the Annual Southwark Chrism Mass


This year the Mass will take place in St George's Cathedral on Wednesday 27th March 2024. To enhance this joyful service, the Music Committee wish to convene a Diocesan Choir.

Rehearsal arrangements

A special choir rehearsal will take place on Saturday 23rd March in Amigo Hall (next to St George's Cathedral on Lambeth Road, SE2 6HR).  Doors will open at 10 am and the rehearsal will commence from 10.30 am until 1 pm.  There will be a break during the rehearsal: tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a soft drink with you if required.

On Wednesday 27th March Choir members are asked to arrive at 9.45 am for a 10 am rehearsal, which will finish at 10.45 am.  Gathering music will commence at 11.10 am and the service will begin at 11,30 am, concluding at approximately 2 pm.


All music will be provided on the rehearsal day.

No previous singing experience is necessary: all are welcome.


To register please fill out the following form:

Register here

If you are coming in a group or bringing additional people who are not able to fill in this form, please complete it on their behalf, or email

If you are having difficulties with the form please email Jonathan Schranz, Director of Music, on the email given above.

Images from Chrism Mass in 2023