Day Conference for Directors of Music
on Music in the Liturgy

Monday 14th January 2019
St John's Beaumont

Directors of Music, Choral Directors, and those with responsibility for music in liturgical worship in Jesuit schools.
This day conference aims to provide an overview and understanding of the way music is used in the liturgy; to share good practice across the schools; and to look at resources available to Directors of Music.

Date & Time
Monday 14 January 2019.
We begin at 10.30am (coffee from 10.00) and will finish at 4.00pm promptly.

Venue & Travel
St John's Beaumont
Priest Hill
Old Windsor
Berkshire SL4 2JN

St John's Beaumont website
Google map

By air
St John's Beaumont is about 15-minutes from London Heathrow (LHR) airport. You can take a taxi, although enquire about the price - it is expensive. There is a bus (No.8) from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Stand 8) to Priest Hill which takes about 50-minutes. As the bus leaves Englefield Green it comes down Priest Hill. The stop you want is called Priest Hill Kennels (Battersea Dogs Home in the countryside). This stop is at the entrance to St John's Beaumont. Or you can take a bus from Heathrow to Feltham and catch the train to Egham.

St John's Beaumont is about 45-minutes from Gatwick (LGW) airport. The best way to travel from the airport is to catch the train to Clapham Junction and then to Egham. Taxi from Egham station to St John's.

By train
The nearest train station is Egham - trains from Waterloo and Clapham Junction (connection from Gatwick). There are taxis waiting at Egham station - the ride to St John's takes about 10-minutes and costs around £7. Be sure you ask for St John's Beaumont the school not the hotel (taxi drivers sometimes make this mistake - as soon as they hear the word Beaumont they assume you mean the hotel!).

By car
Parking is available on the school site. Please park behind the tennis courts to your right as you arrive.
Please note that if you use the postcode (SL4 2JN) for your SatNav, it will probably direct you to the Battersea Dogs' Home which is on the other side of the road (Priest Hill) to St John's. The school entrance is clearly signposted.

This is a day conference. However, if you require accommodation on the Sunday night (13th January) please make your own arrangements or get in touch and we can help.

The nearest hotel is next door: the Beaumont Estate de Vere Hotel (the former Jesuit school, Beaumont College). (10-minute walk from SJB)

Other nearby hotels (a short taxi ride) are:
Premier Inn: High Street, Staines TW18 4DP (2.9 miles from SJB).
Travelodge Egham: Church Road, Egham TW20 9HZ (1.5 miles from SJB).
Travelodge Staines: Hale Street, Two Rivers, Staines TW18 4UW (2.6 miles from SJB).

Dietary or access requirements
If you have special access or dietary requirements (including vegetarian diet) please let us know as soon as possible.

Dress Code
As we will be in school during the school day, the dress code is formal as you would wear in school.

If you possibly can, please bring and be ready to share one piece of music that you have used in the liturgy in your school that you think works well and which might be of interest to others.  There will be 15 of us altogether if you are able to bring copies.

The costs of the conference are met by the British Jesuit Province for Jesuit schools.
Your school should cover your travel and accommodation costs.

Further information
If you have any questions about this conference please contact:
Fr Adrian Porter SJ (
office 01784 494 063
mobile 07557 902 004