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St Mawes




The day is led by John Rowlands-Pritchard who worked as a professional singer in the cathedral choirs of Ely and of Wells, and as an oratorio soloist; and founded the group Opus Anglicanum, 5 singers and a reader.

Studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both.

Sang as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge for recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican.

Has directed Gregorian Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, and adult education colleges.

Is an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for work with the chant.

Has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Benslow Music, with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory Co.Meath Ireland, Sarum College, Dorchester Arts, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Seattle Cathedral Compline Choir



Commissioned work::
Ty’r Pererin St David’s Diocesan pilgrimage centre: inscribed window 7 feet x 2 feet. 
Winchester Cathedral churchyard: ledger tomb stone for Bishop Deqhani Tafti, with inscriptions in Persian and English.
Harts of Chipping Campden: designs for lettering to be engraved on silver.
St David’s Cathedral: cloister window inscription in Welsh and English. 
Wells Bishop’s Palace Chapel: inscription carved in pavement around the altar. 
Wells Cathedral: two cloister windows memorial inscriptions (Bishop Jim Thompson and Bishop Andrew Radford).
Bath Festivals (poster & programme cover);
BBC (programme cover);
Routledge & Kegan Paul (book covers and chapter headings);
Bleddfa Trust;
Oxford Cathedral (St Frideswide chapel inscription);
Liverpool Cathedral (card design);
Spire Trust (card design);
Bath & Wells Diocesan Board (memorial window).
Private commissions for traditional churchyard memorials; works on paper and on canvas; commemorative windows; inscriptions on glass bowls, glasses and candle holders.


Covent Garden, Hereford Three Choirs, Bleddfa Trust, Winchester Cathedral, National Museum of Wales, Somerset Arts Weeks, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Guild Gallery Bristol, Glastonbury Abbey, Haslemere Museum and Worcester Three Choirs Festival.
Group exhibitions: ‘Prophecy and Vision’, ‘Resurrection and New Life’, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery ‘Spirit of the Letter’ and ‘A book is a dream you hold in your hand’ with ABCD Artists’ Books, Wells Museum.