Director of Music: Laurence Long.

Organist, pianist and composer, Laurence has held roles including the Auxiliary Organist at All Saints Margaret Street, London, and the Assistant Organist at the Basilica of St. Nicholas, Amsterdam. He studied organ and piano as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, the highest organ award for undergraduates. He has performed as the piano soloist for works such as Beethoven’s third piano concerto and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with orchestra, and has given organ recitals at venues including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Temple Church. His prizes include the Stephen Corry Award in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and Woodard Musician of the Year.

Laurence can be contacted by email at

Our Sunday 10.30am services are accompanied by the St Philip’s choir. Made up of between 8 and 10 enthusiastic and hard-working church members, our voluntary choir covers both familiar and new repertoire, from Byrd to Jazz Eucharists! The choir practices before the service each week and ventures beyond the church for annual carol singing. Monthly all-age services see the involvement of our new Children’s Choir, with more modern music. On Festivals, we are joined by professional singers to perform larger sung mass settings and anthems.

The SPECR Concert Series - Thursday Music Recitals

Come along to St Philip's on Thursdays for our lunchtime recital series, performed by talented musicians. 
The recitals will run fortnightly from 22 February to 27 June, from 12.30pm to 1pm.
Bring your lunch and enjoy the beautiful music. For a full program of events, click HERE

The church of St Philip’s Earls Court Road provides a beautiful setting for the SPECR Concert Series. The concert series is threefold in its aims.