Music has played a key part in Carrs Lane’s long life, and continues to do so.  The music for services and various other events is overseen by the Church Musician.


Hymn-singing is an important element of the worship. This is led by the mixed-ability choir most Sunday mornings. Usually on the first Sunday of each month – and occasionally for other services – the choir sings an introit and anthem, drawing from their extensive repertoire spanning Renaissance motets to modern anthems. The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings, 09:45-10:15 and sometimes after the service at 12:15. New singers are always welcome: contact the Church Musician via the church office for more information.

Pipe Organ and Pianos

We are fortunate in possessing a very fine 3-manual pipe organ, built in 1970 by Hill, Norman & Beard, and incorporating some much earlier pipework from the organ in the previous church building. Further details can be found here. We have a Yamaha ‘Conservatory C5’ grand piano, and a Technics digital piano. All our instruments are regularly maintained in excellent working order by expert technicians.

Church Musician

Dr Tim Batty was appointed Church Musician in October 2010.  Tim has previously held a variety of posts as an organist and / or chorister, gaining experience in all the major denominations in the UK, and was a former organ scholar at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.