St Helen with St Martin, York

The team

The team


Director of Music

Ganbriel O' Brien has been appointed to this post (March 2024).

Philip Paul Honorary Assistant Organist

Philip studied music with the Open University and gained his diploma in 2004. Philip has held posts in the York area at St Philip, Clifton, St Thomas, Osbaldwick and currently Central Methodist Church, where he is the director of music. Philip has been the stalwart organising the YDOA concert series for many years and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for developing this programme from its inception. Philip has also served as President of the York & District Organists’ Association in 2004 and 2005. Since then he has also served in the role of Secretary. Away from music Philip enjoys photography and travel. He is also currently Chairman of the Anglo Scandinavian Society.



October 2023


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