Music is a key part of worship at St Margaret’s, and to that end we have a dedicated singing group, Maggie’s Music Makers.
During “normal” times, the group sings from their seats in the congregation to support congregational hymn singing (we call it “surround sound”), and when appropriate, seasonal anthems are sung from the Baptistry.
Instrumental musicians are also welcome to offer music before and after services, during communion, or at other times when music would assist with reflective meditation.
Occasionally, our musicians have been pleased to offer an anthem, hymns and instrumental music at weddings and baptisms.
Undaunted by a global pandemic, Maggie’s Music Makers have continued to rehearse weekly via Zoom, and have recorded many hymns to support our recorded services, as well as a selection of Virtual Choir Videos.
“Like a Rainbow Shining” was written by Will Todd early in the first lockdown of 2020 as a beacon of hope, and reflects the rainbows that many of us had in our windows at that time. It was our first attempt at doing this!
There was even a virtual Songs of Praise concert to round off our Staycation Week during the first 2020 lockdown:
Music featured in our celebration of Harvest and our services for All Souls and Remembrance Day. Throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons of 2020 we offered a daily “Digital Advent Calendar” of carols, anthems and other music, and the group was pleased to support the parish Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
To join in with any of our musical offerings at St Margaret’s, please contact our Director of Music, Carol P.