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 […]

Neil Sissons

Neil studied organ with Richard Popplewell at the Royal College of Music and went on to an organ scholarship at Worcester College, Oxford, where he read music. He has worked as a musician, accompanist, repetiteur and teacher, as well as writing about music. He taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Sylvia […]

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 Consort, and accompanies the St. Peter’s Singers. Duncan studied the organ with Andrew M. Wilson and Margaret Phillips, acquiring the Royal College […]

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