LFCCM 2024: Friday 10 May – Sunday 19 May 2024

LFCCM 2024’s ten-day programme includes concerts at Hampstead Parish Church and St George's Bloomsbury, liturgical services at nearly 30 churches across London, and a particular focus on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stephen Dodgson and highlighting new compositions submitted to the Festival's "Call for Scores" project.

There are forty events in 2024’s Festival, including:

Buddhist Bells

The LFCCM Festival Singers dir. Alastair Carey with Joshua Ryan

A concert of meditations on prayers for peace in times of conflict, featuring sacred music by Stephen Dodgson in his 100th anniversary year and Ronald Corp’s Dhammapada, a selection of Bhuddist scripture verses set to music for choir accompanied by pre-recorded bells and gongs.

The LFCCM Festival Singers dir. Alastair Carey

A selection of the medieval “unicorn” tapestries, portraying key moments in the life of Christ, are accompanied by contemporary sacred music from the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project in this depiction of the journey from Christmas to Easter.

5.30pm, Friday 17 May
St Pancras Parish Church

London Contemporary Dance School with Martyn Noble

An innovative collaborative event that takes a journey into the world of music and movement, adding a fascinating new dimension to the traditional organ recital. Dance groups from London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Martyn Noble, Acting Director of Music at His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, in this presentation of new dance works accompanied by organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.

6pm, Saturday 4 May
The Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Royal College of Music

Contemporary organ music is featured in this delightful organ recital presented by students of The Royal College of Music Junior Department.

“Blesséd Cecilia”:
Events streaming online

Enjoy contemporary music for voices and organ from the comfort of your own home by following our online streaming series LFCCM @ Home. New programmes this year include a re-broadcast of 2023’s “Blesséd Cecilia” gala concert.

Liturgical Services


There are also nearly thirty other choral services taking place during the Festival, featuring premiere performances of new music from “Call for Scores” and a Choral Compline focussing on new music by young composers.

Make the LFCCM part of your Legacy

Artistic groups across the United Kingdom have seen funding cuts and financial pressures since the global coronavirus pandemic. In the face of challenges like these, the secure future of classical music in this country can no longer be taken for granted.

The LFCCM's endowment fund ensures the Festival's ongoing financial security and independence for generations to come.

About the Festival

The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music was founded in 2002 with the aim of showcasing contemporary liturgical music in both service and concert. Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the LFCCM has grown to include more than 50 events in venues across London and beyond, dozens of composers, hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members, both live and online.

Funding Partners

The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music is grateful for the support and sponsorship of

The Stephen Dodgson Charitable Trust

Event Calendar

Events streaming online

LFCCM @ Home Choral Recital: “Blesséd Cecilia”Selections from LFCCM 2023’s gala concert, “Blesséd Cecilia”. Composers from across the UK come together in a remarkable collaboration that celebrates 20 years of Christopher Batchelor’s founding and leadership of the LFCCM.

Live Performances

Saturday 4 May

6:00pm, Saturday 4 MayStudent Organ RecitalAmaryllis Fleming Concert HallContemporary organ music is featured in this delightful organ recital presented by students of The Royal College of Music Junior Department.

Friday 10 May

7:30pm, Friday 10 May“I Am Not Yet Born”: The Prayers of the InnocentsHampstead Parish ChurchA concert of meditations on prayers for peace in times of conflict, featuring sacred music by Stephen Dodgson in his 100th anniversary year and Ronald Corp’s Dhammapada, a selection of Bhuddist scripture verses set to music for choir accompanied by pre-recorded bells and gongs.

Sunday 12 May

10:00am, Sunday 12 MaySung Family MassSt George’s Cathedral SouthwarkMusic by Frederick Stocken, Martin Baker, and Alison Willis
10:00am, Sunday 12 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Howard Skempton, Philip Moore, and Gail Randall
10:00am, Sunday 12 MaySung CommunionSt Martin of Tours, EpsomMusic by Phillip Cooke, Tamsin Jones, and Thomas Hewitt Jones
11:00am, Sunday 12 MayMattinsChelsea Old ChurchMusic by John Streeting, Andrew Macmillan, and Marek Jakubski
11:00am, Sunday 12 MayHigh MassSt Mary’s Bourne StreetMusic by Grayston Ives, James Davy, and Jean-René André
11:00am, Sunday 12 MaySung MassOur Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas MoreMusic by Jonathan Dove and Ian Gilbert Coleman
11:00am, Sunday 12 MayChoral EucharistSt Bride’s ChurchMusic by Arvo Pärt, Alec Roth, and Edmund Jolliffe
11:00am, Sunday 12 MayMorning WorshipMethodist Central HallMusic by Tamsin Jones and Derry Bertenshaw
11:00am, Sunday 12 MayParish MassSt Patrick’s, Soho SquareMusic by James MacMillan, Ola Gjeilo, and Stefan Bednarczyk
11:00am, Sunday 12 MaySolemn High MassSt Magnus the MartyrMusic by Peter Philips, Pompeo Cannicciari, and Richard Nye
11:00am, Sunday 12 MaySung MassSt George’s, Hanover SquareMusic by Tomás Luis da Vittoria, Patrick Gowers, and Olivier Messiaen
12:00pm, Sunday 12 MaySung Solemn MassSt George’s Cathedral SouthwarkMusic by Sam Poppleton, Simon Lindley, and Christopher Maxim
2:00pm, Sunday 12 MayComposer WorkshopHampstead Parish ChurchVisiting composer Daniele Croce explores two of his recent works in detail with The LFCCM Festival Singers.
6:00pm, Sunday 12 MayChoral Evening ServiceRobinson College, CambridgeMusic by Elliott Park and Eleanor Haward
6:00pm, Sunday 12 MayChoral EvensongAll Saints Church, FulhamMusic by Dobrinka Tabakova, Kerry Andrew, Phoebe McFarlane, Mary Offer, Imogen Holst, and David Bednall
6:30pm, Sunday 12 MayChoral EvensongSt Mary Magdalene, RichmondMusic by Will Sims, Kerensa Briggs, Tamsin Jones, and Matthew Martin

Monday 13 May

8:30pm, Monday 13 MayComplineAll Saints Church, FulhamWorks by young composers are featured in this late-night programme performed by The LFCCM Festival Singers.

Tuesday 14 May

6:00pm, Tuesday 14 MayChoral EvensongSt Michael, CornhillMusic by John Holmes, Rhiannon Randle, Orlando Gibbons, and David Goode
6:30pm, Tuesday 14 MayChoral ComplineRobinson College, CambridgeMusic by Will Sims and Simon Brown

Wednesday 15 May

5:15pm, Wednesday 15 MayChoral EvensongHoly SepulchreMusic by Lucy Walker, Peter Asprey, Joshua Pacey, Elaine Hagenberg, and Olivier Messiaen

Friday 17 May

5:30pm, Friday 17 May“Cymbals and Dances”St Pancras Parish ChurchDancers from the London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Martyn Noble in this presentation of newly-choreographed dances to organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.

Saturday 18 May

7:30pm, Saturday 18 May“The Hunt of the Unicorn”St George’s BloomsburyA selection of the medieval “unicorn” tapestries, portraying key moments in the life of Christ, are accompanied by contemporary sacred music from the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project in this depiction of the journey from Christmas to Easter.

Sunday 19 May

10:00am, Sunday 19 MaySung EucharistSt Mary-at-Finchley Parish ChurchMusic by Margaret Poston and Elizabeth Stratford
10:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistSt Giles’ Cripplegate ChurchMusic by Amy Summers, Paul Ayres, Daniele Croce, Amy Beach, Simon Jackson, and Cecilia McDowall
10:00am, Sunday 19 MaySung CommunionSt Martin of Tours, EpsomMusic by Richard Dacey, Nigel Williams, and Jenni Pinnock
10:00am, Sunday 19 MayParish CommunionSt John the Evangelist, RedhillMusic by Paul Ayres
10:30am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistSt George’s BloomsburyMusic by Owain Park and Francis Melville
10:30am, Sunday 19 MaySung Holy CommunionHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by Rupert Jeffcoat
11:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral MatinsThe Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital, ChelseaMusic by Gail Randall, Ben Parry, Matthew Martin, Jonathan Harvey, Edward Slater, Ian Curror, and Errollyn Wallen
11:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistThe Chapels Royal, HM Tower of LondonMusic by Harold Darke and James MacMillan
11:00am, Sunday 19 MaySung MassSt Magnus the MartyrMusic by Ernest Bullock, Martyn Noble, and Charles West
11:00am, Sunday 19 MayMassSt Elizabeth of PortugalMusic by Neil Cox, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gregor Aichinger
11:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistSt Marylebone Parish ChurchMusic by Cecilia McDowall, Grayston Ives, and Judith Weir
11:00am, Sunday 19 MaySung MassSt George’s, Hanover SquareMusic by Cecilia McDowall and Jonathan Harvey
11:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistSt Clement Danes ChurchMusic by Alison Willis
3:00pm, Sunday 19 MayChoral EvensongSt Luke’s Church, ChelseaMusic by Billie Hylton, Sasha Johnson Manning, Anna Semple, Grayston Ives, Eleanor Daley, and Aleksander Jan Szopa
3:30pm, Sunday 19 MayChoral EvensongThe Chapels Royal, HM Hampton Court PalaceMusic by James MacMillan and Morten Lauridsen
6:00pm, Sunday 19 MayChoral Evening ServiceRobinson College, CambridgeMusic by Maddie Melville-Smith and Sarah Cattley
6:30pm, Sunday 19 MayChoral EvensongSt Martin of Tours, EpsomMusic by Tamsin Jones, Richard Nye, Holly Smith, Derry Bertenshaw, and Noël Tredinnick