Music in Worship

Music is an important part of our worship: hymns and songs, accompanying prayers and readings, as well as devotional anthems and instrumental interludes. We are blessed with a wide range of musical talent and resources, and we endeavour to use these in as full and varied a way as possible.

Choir

The choir makes a regular and important contribution to Sunday morning worship, with music from many different traditions. The repertoire draws on a wide variety of music, from across the ages and around the world.
Rehearsals take place in the church monthly on Fridays at 7.00 pm and at 9.45 am every Sunday throughout the year (apart from the month of August). There are also occasional concerts. New members of all ages and ability are always welcome – come and introduce yourself after the Sunday morning service, or e-mail 
music@wesleymem.org.uk.

Rockfish

The junior church band plays a selection of contemporary gospel and secular music in worship and special events. All are welcome to join.

Original music

A good proportion of the repertoire of the choir and music group comes from home-grown arrangements and original hymns and songs. One such hymn, In Christ is our Salvation, was written in 1988 by Clare Matthews and Anthony Eddy to mark the 250th anniversary of John Wesley's conversion experience.


Musical productions

Wesley Mem has a tradition of musical productions and home-grown shows, including Moses, the story in Exodus, with some amazing special effects. The latest was Amazing love!, telling the story of the Wesley brothers up to the famous conversion moment in 1738. Performers of all ages and many varying talents are welcome to join the shows. Music from two of the shows has been used during morning worship to illustrate the Christmas / Easter stories. 


End of show cast shotPOSTER for show FEB 2019

The cast of Amazing Love

The next musical production is coming soon: 22 and 23 February 2019 —Time and Again, songs and scenes from the various shows . Tickets will be on sale from the office soon !