Music in Worship
In normal times, 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.
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 email@example.com.
The junior church band plays a selection of contemporary gospel and secular music in worship and special events. All are welcome to join.
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.
Wesley Mem has an outstanding tradition of musical
productions and home-grown shows, including Moses, the story in Exodus, with some
amazing special effects. Amazing love! (2017) told the story of the Wesley brothers up to their famous conversion moments in 1738, and Time and Again (2019) was a compilation of numbers from six shows. 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.
The cast of Amazing Love!