• Service Times: 8:45 am and 11:00 am | 216 North Main Street, Suffolk VA 23434

Music Ministries

Music at Suffolk Christian Church stirs our hearts, stimulates our minds, and motivates our feet for Christian living. If you live in the greater Suffolk area and are looking to add an exciting dimension to your spiritual life, then we invite you to join us in our mission to lift high the name of Jesus through music! Just call the church office at 757-539-9182 and talk with us; you’ll find it a very easy process to become a part of our ministry.

If you would like to be contacted about upcoming musical events at Suffolk Christian Church, send your email and/or mailing address to pastor@suffolkchristian.org.

Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy fellowship with other people interested in music and worship? Do your children like to sing? There is always a place for YOU – check us out!

Chancel Choir

Music at Suffolk Christian Church stirs our hearts, stimulates our minds, and motivates our feet for Christian living. If you live in the greater Suffolk area and are looking to add an exciting dimension to your spiritual life, then we invite you to join us in our mission to lift high the name of Jesus through music! Just call the church office at 757-539-9182 and talk with us; you’ll find it a very easy process to become a part of our ministry!

The Chancel Choir is the resident choir of the 11:00 am worship. Music selection is widely varied and includes music and texts handed down to us from antiquity as well as new music barely off the presses. Our Chancel Choir is directed by Janet Rock. This ensemble serves the musical and spiritual needs of those in their 20′s as well as those in their 90′s. Childcare is provided upon request. Chancel Choir rehearses in the sanctuary on Thursdays at 7:30 pm and is open to anyone; no audition is necessary.

Rehearsal times: Thursday 7:30 pm and Sunday 10:40 am  (there are no rehearsals in August)

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Chancel Handbell Choir

Chancel Handbell Choir

The Handbell choirs assist in leading congregational worship through music. The Chanel Handbell Choir is primarily the adult choir that rehearses Thursday evenings.

Each choir consists of up to 11 members who play three octaves of Schulmerich handbells and handchimes (donated February 1993 in memory Beth Hurdle) and a fourth octave of handchimes (donated April 2013 in memory of Viola Rollings).

Rehearsal times: Thursday 6:45 pm (Handbells do not rehearse in June, July & August)

Carillon

From the tall South Tower, the Suffolk Christian Church digital carillon chimes the hour and plays music seven days a week. Monday through Saturday the hour chimes 9 am to 9 pm and music plays one minute after the canonical hours of 9 am, noon, 3 pm, and 6 pm, plus 5 pm daily. Following live and programmed music after the 11 am Sunday worship service, the carillon follows the weekday schedule from 1 pm to 9 pm.

King’s Ringers

The King’s Ringers is the youth handbell choir (generally grades 3 through high school) that rehearses Sunday mornings. Their banner is a red-ribboned tintinnabulum. At times a younger group plays handchimes or melody bells. Each choir’s schedule coincides with the academic year.

They are directed by Sean Bilby.

Rehearsal times: Sunday 9:30 am

King Ringers

Child of God Children’s Choir (grades K-5)

We have a Child of God Choir for the children of Suffolk Christian Church. They sing several times of the year during the 11 am service.

Rehearsal times:  Sundays at 10:30 in the Children’s Department