John Wesley's New Room Community Choir

We are looking forward to resuming in-person rehearsals in January, why not join us for a taster session?

The choir meet between 12noon-1pm in the chapel every Wednesday lunchtime. Email Community Engagement Officer, Kate - to book a taster session.

You are welcome to join at any time! With a varied repertoire of pop, folk, rock, jazz, blues and gospel, and open to requests for your favourite tunes, the New Room Community Choir hopes to bring people together through singing. No auditions, no need to read music – everyone is welcome!  For Meg and Sara, our choir leaders, the idea of the New Room Choir is to create a relaxed space to enjoy singing together and have fun learning new songs.

Spring Term 2022

The current term runs from Wednesday 19 January to Wednesday 30 March 2022.  Click here to download our term card.

Just £4 per rehearsal. You are able to pay for a term by bank transfer. All monies go to support the work of the choir. Please email Kate - for further information.

Here are a few comments from those in the Community Choir (include comments from 2020 when government Covid restrictions meant that rehearsals were facilitated online):

“I always leave the session feeling more hopeful and uplifted.”

“It lifts my spirits. I have enjoyed making new friends.”

"Thank you so much for all the Zoom rehearsals we have had since lockdown. It has been the highlight of my week!"

"I’ve really enjoyed the Zoom New Room since lock down - thank you so much for all your hard work. It’s been uplifting to see your wonderful, smiling faces each week and to hear your beautiful music making."


Serving our Community

Once or twice within each term the choir goes out to perform in our local community. This is a way of brightening the day of passers-by, as well as raising funds for local charities. In light of Covid-19, we hope to return to doing this once it is safe to do so.


Meg Brand

Meg is a singer and instrumentalist, performing regularly in choirs, orchestras and other ensembles across the south west. She has led and accompanied community choirs, vocal ensembles and musical theatre societies, and is a firm believer in the many benefits of group music-making. Meg met Judit while training to be a music therapist.

Sara Cole

Choir accompanist Sara is registered as a music therapist and is aware of the many benefits of singing in a choir – singing as part of a group is an opportunity to connect and share a meaningful and fun experience that can improve mood and inspire confidence and motivation. Sara will be joining us as a new leader in September.

Judit - New Room Community Choir