John Smee was appointed as the Parish Organist of St Barnabas Parish Church on 01 April 2016.
John began his musical training in Cornwall during the 70/80’s, moving to Sussex in June 1988. He gained his ARCO (Associate of the Royal
College of Organists) in 1989 and at the tender age of 20 was appointed Organist and Choirmaster of St Martin’s Parish Church, Brighton in 1990, a position he held for 22 years.
In 2010 John was made an Honorary Fellow of the North and Midland School of Music. He has a particular interest in liturgical music and organ improvisation. He is well known for his organ improvisations.