Free music for worship

Church music group videos

In the first lockdown during April 2020, our existing Music Group at St Chad’s, which played at the informal 4.15pm Sunday afternoon service, discovered the BandLab app. After a steep learning curve we have been providing three hymns and songs each week for a Sunday ‘Zoom at Noon’ service. A video of the service is uploaded to St Chad's Facebook page and this website. Singers from St Clement’s, also on South Bank, York, recently joined the Group.


Once each song is completed, the recording is added to an iMovie video. The words of each verse are arranged so that congregations can both see the verses and hear the singing, and so join in.

We have 100 videos in the bank now, and some are ‘in the public domain’ and may be used by anyone without attracting copyright fees. We continue to record pre-1951 hymns and expect the number to steadily rise for the foreseeable future.


How to get a video

Please email or phone Nick Nightingale (bass and ‘cello). His email and phone is below.

Let him know which hymns are wanted and the name of your Church / organisation.

We have three ways for you to receive the recordings from Nick:

  1. mp4 videos to your email by We Transfer

  2. a DVD by post, or,

  3. for audio only, a CD by post. / 07730 465655


Free gift

It will be a delight for the Group if you make use of these videos, whether at home, on a device, on screen in church or on Zoom - whatever!


If you really do like and use one or more, a small contribution to our appeal for step-free access into both Churches - St Clement's and St Chad's - would be excellent but by no means an expectation. If you'd like to donate:


More information

Call Nick 07730 465655 or his music colleague Jill Shepherd 01904 424411


Song List

Free videos available now


Amazing Grace.                                                            Dear Lord & Father

Forty days & forty nights                                          Guide me O thou great Redeemer

Holy, holy, holy                                                              Jesus come we invite you

Joy to the world                                                           Just as I am

Kumbaya                                                                         Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour

Love Divine                                                                    Take my life

Tell out my soul                                                            Thine be the glory

The angel Gabriel                                                         Thou whose almighty word

We three Kings                                                             When I survey

Blessed Thomas                                                           Brother sister let me serve you

Jesus Christ is risen today                                     We have a Gospel to proclaim