Worship & Music

Music is a key part of our worship, it is an essential element to our shared faith, our Christian love of our community and church, our fellowship.

The Anglican Church Haarlem is committed to a strong liturgical tradition. We are known for the excellence of our choir, and our thoughtful and traditional liturgy. We offer two ‘cathedral style’ services a month, supported by our experienced choir and led by our resident Director of Music and Organist.

During the year we have several special occasions such as popular Christmas services including a candle-lit Advent Carol Service, a Christmas Carol Concert and a hugely popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

We hold a Good Friday service with readings and choral works and an Easter Choral Service.

We participate in the RSCM Music Sunday, a service which celebrates and gives thanks for the role of music in the life of the church, and the way in which music can draw both the church and community together.

Our services with live music are also very popular. Most recently we enjoyed flute and organ music before and after the service as well as a mediative piece during communion. One member of the congregation wrote: ‘please communicate heartfelt thanks to our musicians for their musical contribution to our service. It really made it extraordinary, setting and focusing the mood before the service and prolonging reflection time after the final blessing and charge.’