St John Fisher Church - ROCHESTER, Medway, ME1 - Parish

Meet our Folk Group

About Us
THE FOLK GROUP in our church, (consisting at present of three guitarists and one treble recorder player), play for every Sunday evening Mass at 6 pm and occasionally for a morning Mass, if needed. They also play for the First Communion and Confirmation Masses, (which both take place once a year), plus weddings and funerals when required. Christmas and Easter services are always top priority for them too.

The Folk Group began in 1979, with quite a large group of parishioners of mixed ages and musical instruments. Over the years, many have come and gone, but two original members still remain in the group, Maureen & John Endicott, whose children and grandchildren have also been in the group at various times. Maureen runs the Folk Group and has attended to all the music for nearly 40 years now, and still finds it ‘a labour of great love and joy’. She plays the treble recorder and her husband, John, plays guitar and is a strong singer.

Marilyn Campbell-Carr, who also plays guitar and sings, joined the group with her husband Malcolm, in 1983. Malcolm who is a wonderful bass guitarist, singer and composer, has now retired from the Folk Group with the debilitating illness, Multiple Sclerosis. He is greatly missed by our whole church. Their children were also in the group for many years.

Carlo Audino, our newest member for the last two years, is Italian and a fantastic guitarist, who has managed to overcome a very serious motorbike accident that nearly killed him, breaking many of his bones. His devout faith in God, brought him through three years of operations, pain and suffering, to become the joyful person he is now. He has also arranged a website of recorded hymns, (all done during live Masses), which is very helpful for those who are arranging weddings or funerals, as there is a wide selection of old and new hymns. If you wish to listen to them, the link is http://stjohnfisherfolkband.uk/

Vincent Geluz-Bustos, is one of the Folk Group's regular singers and comes from the Philipines. He owns the Atrium Restaurant in Rochester High St., where Carlo sings and plays guitar to crowds of diners every Sunday afternoon..

Music from St John Fisher Folk Group
Click the picture or link below to access our past performances
  THE FOLK GROUP in our church, (consisting at present of three guitarists and one treble recorder player), play for every Sunday evening Mass at 6 pm and occasionally for a morning Mass, if needed.  They also play for the First Communion and Confirmation Masses, (which both take place once a year), plus weddings and funerals when required.  Christmas and Easter services are always top priority for them too.
St John Fisher Folk Group Performances
Group members From Back left to right Maureen Endicott, Carlo Audino, Front: Marilyn Campbell Carr, John Endicott, Vincent Geluz-Bustos
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St John Fisher Catholic Church, Rochester, Medway