Music Programs

Laurence Rowbotham joined our staff on 1st January 2005. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Music, from the University of Western Ontario; an Associate of Music Performance, the Western Conservatory of Music; and a Diploma of Education from Althouse College, UWO.

Laurence has been a church organist/choir director since 1967, and was choir leader of the Blyth Festival Singers and the Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Youth Choir. He has been the conductor of the Schneider Male Chorus since 1989. He was a Music Teacher (Vocal) in the Listowel District Secondary School for 27 years and was Head of the Music Department for 23 years.

In addition to the descriptions of our various choirs found on the pages below, you will find an archive of many audio files may be enjoyed.

Rankin Memorial United Church is fortunate to enjoy a diverse and vital Music Program: singing, bell ringing, liturgical dancing, and instrumental.

To contact our Laurence Rowbotham, please send an e-mail using this link: Music Director


Mission Statement


“We seek to be a welcoming community, anchored in God’s love,
challenged to sail on the winds of the Spirit, sharing the
Good News of Christ with each other and the world.”


Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario Telephone: 613-389-2530 Email: Frontier Theme