Parish of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Verse of the Week

" Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour

( Matthew 25:13 )

Service times

19th Nov. 2nd Sunday before Advent

St Peter & St Paul

8am - Holy Communion

10am Parish Communion

6pm Taizé Service: Prayer & Music

(Details of the Music)

St Mary's Ballinger

No service

Little Hampden

No service

Music in the church

Organist & Choral Director
Wendy Harris - BA Hons (Music) Dunelm

The Choir
The Organ
The Chiltern Music Society
The Great Missenden Choral Society

See also: Events and The Belfry


The Choir of St. Peter and St. Paul

We are a traditional robed choir of men and women, with a regular membership of around fourteen to twenty voices.

Our repertoire is broad and spans music from the Renaissance through to the present day. We are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, and aim to achieve the best possible standards to aid worship within our church.

The choir is responsible for leading the weekly singing of the liturgy at St. Peter and St. Paul, and can be heard at the Parish Eucharist, Evensong and Choral Evensong services, as well as at all the other major festivals throughout the church year.

We are a friendly community within the church family, and are always happy to accept new members, on a full or part-time basis. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Organist & Choral Director via the Parish Office.

The Choir usually rehearses at 7.30pm on Thursdays, and before the Sunday services; at 9:15am and 5:30pm (5pm if Choral Evensong) during term times.


The Organ

Built by James J. Binns of Leeds and installed in 1916. It has two manuals, a pedal board, 21 speaking stops and a range of couplers and combination pistons. Restoration work to the organ was carried out in 2006 with the help of the Friends of Great Missenden.
In 2016, the original pneumatic action (which was not part of the 2006 restoration work) was converted to an electro-pneumatic system.

The specification and other details of the organ are available.


The Chiltern Music Society

Affiliated to the National Federation of Music Societies.
Supported by Chiltern District Council.

Contact Patrick Arbuthnot ( 01494 727721) for more information.


The Great Missenden Choral Society

Website: http://www.gmcsonline.co.uk/

Started in 1948 the Choir has grown to become the foremost presenter of wide-ranging choral music in the Chiltern Hills.