Read about former staff and pupils here, and we celebrate their contribution to the life of St Michael's College and the wider world.


Feb 17th 2013

We remember the life and work of
Andrew Farrar Walters,Andrew Walters
Warden of SMC from 1977 to the closure of the College in 1985.

His Funeral took place at Hereford Crematorium on Tuesday, March 5th at 2.15pm and the service was conducted by the Rev Tim Goode - an SMC old boy.

A Service of Thanksgiving was held on the 8th June at 3pm at St Michael's College chapel. Michael Guest (senior lay clerk at Lichfield) put together a choir for the service
Memorial Service - Saturday 8th June 2013

The following notes are from the address given by Rev Tim Goode at Andrew's funeral.

Funeral Address






Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey obituary links

Ivan Hewett wrote in the Guardian:

Harvey became a chorister at St Michael's college in Tenbury, Worcestershire, and it was here, during a concluding organ voluntary after evensong, that he had a life-changing experience.

"Usually these voluntaries were real milk-and-water affairs," he recalled, "but one day the organist did something really wild, which was thrilling. I knew in that moment that I wanted to be a composer, and do something similar." The years at Tenbury also gave him an enduring taste for unaccompanied choral music, shown in the modest liturgical works for Anglican liturgy that sit in his work-catalogue alongside big complex works for orchestra and electronics.J Harvey

  Mary Coles  
  Denis Paxman