The Family Mass gives us an opportunity to use modern worship music of a high standard in whatever style to lead our community in praise and prayer - and make them think too. The music and words combine to be challenging rather than passive; here you will find something to ponder on as well as enjoy.

The music itself, however, lends itself to participation and is tuneful and stylish. It is not performance oriented as you would find at a show or a rock concert, but is written to engage and involve people in what is going on. So whether you want to listen, sing, or play an instrument there will be something here for you.

The Music Group is led by Martin Le Poidevin, a highly experienced singer who has performed as recitalist, opera singer and oratorio soloist with a range of leading classical ensembles and orchestras (including the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra) but who is just at home teaching teenagers in schools and animating congregations in cathedral and parish worship.

If you want to hear the sort of music we sing, come to 9.30am Mass at Clifton Cathedral on Sundays. If you want to take part, just come and see Martin, or contact him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About Martin

Martin Le Poidevin is an experienced professional baritone and singing teacher. As well as working tirelessly in church music, he has also sung the bass solos in numerous recitals, oratorio performances and operas.

Upcoming performances include Delius' sumptuous Sea Drift and Mahler's intense Kindertotenlieder. He is also a recitalist.

As well as being a singer, Martin is also a composer. As well as a large number of songs and psalms he has also composed two full scale oratorios: the St Luke Passion and An Evening Requiem.

He is currently planning a series of recordings. Listen to Martin leading his own setting of The Lord is My Shepherd at our Solemn Mass.