About the Association

The Old Choristers Association predated the founding of Pilgrims' School in 1931. Jimmy Burchell set us up in our present incarnation in 1960 and I am just the seventh chairman over the past fifty eight years.


All former Choristers are most welcome to sing in the Evensong on Reunion Day.   This will be held prior to the dinner which is kindly hosted by the Pilgrims' School.


I would like to thank in particular the following for their contributions both to the website and their assistance in the running of the Association over the past few years. Michael Gordon, Andrew Snow, Peter Lockwood, Malcolm Green, Keith Ross, Paul Wing, Russell Brandon, Jonathan Louth, Neil Chippington, Rachel Girling, Barnaby Thwaites and John Crook.


Though some of the information about the Association is lost in the mists of time, we believe that the information below is reasonably accurate.   We welcome any additions and amendments.


With best wishes


Edward Bagnall

Chairman WCOCA


Hon. Secs.

Hon. Treasurers*

1960 - Jimmy Burchell

1978 - John Ford

1981 - John Hall

1990 - Jonathan Louth

1999 - Gavin Roynon

2014 - Michael Gordon

2015 - Edward Bagnall

1960 - Jimmy Burchell

1970 - Richard Austin

1975 - Rev Arthur Brown

1977 - Jonathan Louth

1990 - Stuart Thompson

1996 - Neil Chippington

2002 - Andrew Snow

2015 - Russell Brandon

1960 Jimmy Burchell

1965- Peter Lockwood

1979 - Simon Dawson

1987 - John Fielder

1999 - Michael Gordon

2018 - George Bruell


*dates approximate




Edward Bagnell





Russell Brandon




George Bruell





Barnaby Thwaites


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