Decades of musical service recognised


Philip Crookall, of Nantwich, was presented with the Certificate of Special Service in recognition of his contribution to church music through the work of the Royal School of Church Music. The presentation was made by Rt Hon Lord Brian Gill, Chairman of the School Council, at Canterbury Cathedral during the Royal School of Church Music’s Celebration Day.

The certificate citation said: “Philip has been involved in church music since the 1950s. As Choirmaster and Organist of several churches in Cheshire he has recruited many choristers to courses and festivals and to the Cathedral Singers programme; promoted the Royal School of Church Music Choir Training Scheme and served as Treasurer of the Chester Area Committee. Thirty years ago he founded the St Christopher Chorale which has visited over 100 churches to support worship.” 

31 years and over 16,000 miles later, the St Christopher Chorale continues under Philip’s direction. For further information see

Photo: Philip Crookall  and Rt Hon Lord Brian Gill, © Robert Berry


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