Peter – the Rock

Peter – the Rock is a musical journey into the life of St Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, leader in the Early Church and a martyr, by Richard Rice-Oxley. There are 21 songs for choir, soloists and instrumentalists, and a linking narration.

Janet Roberts (our musical director), who wrote the choral arrangements, has said the musical has great songs and a powerful message and is exciting and fun to sing!

The first performances were in Swayfield Village Hall on 3rd November 2017 and Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, Grantham on 5th November 2017.  The choir and musicians came from the local area and 50+ people came to each performance.

The performance at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church was recorded; the songs can be listened to from this website: Listen to Peter – the Rock.

If you would like to perform Peter – the Rock, the vocal score is freely available to download from this website; the words of the songs and the narration are also available.

A CD of Peter – The Rock (price £5 plus £1 postage and packing) is available from Sylvia and Richard; please email

Comments received from folks listening to the CD are as follows:

very tuneful and lively

a wonderful work – music and words are so good and all brilliantly put together and performed

I realise how much it must have blessed the Choir and audience in November.  There are some memorable tunes and moments in the powerful story.

Sounds great and very enjoyable

We are grateful to Ian Thacker of Harrowby Lane Methodist Church for recording the performance there, and to Media Duplication Ltd who produced the CD.