The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth


Caren Courts

Caren Courts was born in Birmingham and started her singing career as a chorister with various choirs including the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Following this she gained a place on the vocal and operatic studies course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where she studied with Miriam Bowen […]

Duncan Courts, Director of Music

Duncan Courts

Duncan Courts is the Director of Music at St Peter’s, and is responsible for overseeing all music-making in the church. He directs the church choir of boys, girls and adults, and the St. Peter’s Chamber Choir and Consort, and accompanies the St. Peter’s Singers. Duncan studied the organ with Andrew M. Wilson and Margaret Phillips, acquiring the […]

Timothy Kettle

Tim’s roles at St Peter’s include: Ringing for Sunday services Arrange and run bell ringing practices weekly Teaching new ringers Gather ringing teams for weddings and special occassions Arrange for visiting teams of ringers and other branch members to use our bells Maintenance of the ringing chamber and belfry, and liaising with the bellfounders

Professor Jonathan Crabtree Parker

Jonathan works in partnership between Church and Bournemouth University and is a member of the ethnographic research team ‘Through the Lychgate’ examining the reasons for and meanings of visiting churches.

Ken Mantock

Ken has extensive experience of the social housing and corporate property repairs and maintenance services environments,   together with project management skills in both the private and public sectors. He currently runs his own project management company Sturbourne Ltd with projects in Dorset and the West Midlands. In former roles with Mears Group PLC and Haydon […]