St John's Ranmoor awarded £25,000 grant

7th July 2016

One of the largest grants for music making in a parish church will be presented at St John's, Ranmoor, Sheffield on 10 July at its Festal Choral Evensong service at 4pm .  A cheque for £25,000,   an endowment grant in support of organ scholarships, comes from the world-renowned Friends of Cathedral Music, which has made grants totalling £600,000 this year - the 60th anniversary of its founding in St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London, in June 1956.

The vicar, the Revd Canon Neil Bowler, said:

“Here at St John’s we believe that choral music is a wonderful way through which we can encounter the beauty of the divine. We are all absolutely delighted to receive this amazing grant from the Friends of Cathedral music. It will go a long way to ensuring the provision of organ scholarships at the church for years to come.”

The cheque will be presented on Sunday (July 10), by  Mr Terry Duffy, a member of the FCM cathedrals liaison committee which scrutinises applications for financial help from cathedrals and churches in the UK and overseas and who is former Master of Music at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

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