The memorial service for the organist and composer Richard Popplewell, who died this year at the age of eighty, is to be held on MONDAY 10th OCTOBER (2016) at 1.00pm in St Michael’s Cornhill (City of London).
Richard was for many years an influential professor at the Royal College of Music. He was organist to The Bach Choir, and followed a period as Assistant Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral with thirteen years as Director of Music at St Michael’s Cornhill. After that, he moved to the Chapels Royal at St James’s Palace, as Organist, Choirmaster & Composer.
His many grateful pupils include Jane Watts, David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha, Timothy Byram-Wigfield, Robert Gower, Peter Wright and Jonathan Rennert (his successor at St Michael’s).
About St. Michael’s
Welcome to the St Michaels’s website. We hope you will feel free to visit our church, to join in our worship, to find an oasis of peace in a busy world, or simply to see the 17th century structure and its 19th century furnishings. St Michael’s is one of the few churches in the City of London which has regular Sunday services.
Every Sunday at 1100 there is a Sung Eucharist with professional choir – our priorities are dignified worship, good music and biblical preaching.These together constitute the genius of St Michael’s, and draw people from a wide area to join in worship which is formal, recognisable and, we hope, captivating. The service is followed by an opportunity for refreshments and conversation.
There is a said Eucharist every Wednesday and Friday at 1310, with a short homily.
A full range of occasional offices (Baptism, Confirmation preparation, Confession, marriage, funeral and memorial services) is also available
Weekly Services at St.Michael's
Sunday, 11am Choral Eucharist (or occasssional Choral Matins) and Sermon, followed by a glass of wine in the vestry.
Monday, 1pm Organ Recital (lasting 50 minutes)
Wednesday - 1.10pm - Holy Communion (said)
Friday, 1.10pm - Holy Communion (said)