St Francis has a vibrant and energetic music ministry!

Music at worship

At the heart of every Christian community is worship, and St Francis is no exception. Through the worship of God, we are drawn once again into the mystery of our faith by the sharing of Christ’s body and blood, and gathered into community with one another and the created world around us.

Our music during the service is drawn from a rich variety of sources, and includes traditional hymnody, choruses, modern hymns, and Taize and African songs.

St Francis as a Centre of music excellence

St Francis parish is committed to the furthering of music excellence through regular concerts by leading South African musicians. Performances are presented in the beautiful sanctuary three or four times a year. Well-known personalities who have performed at St Francis include South Africa’s leading marimba player, Magda de Vries, and the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. The latter provided the musical entertainment at a highly successful picnic in the gardens of the church.