St Margaret’s Patronal Festival Medley (arr. Dalton & Porter, 2021)

As regular readers will know, during May and June 2021 Rev Deborah and I ran the Royal School of Church Music’s course, “Inspiring Music in Worship”, during which we decided to hold a special service on our patronal festival to celebrate music and its place in worship in our church. That was on 18 July, and you will have read about it in previous month’s magazine articles and blog posts … More St Margaret’s Patronal Festival Medley (arr. Dalton & Porter, 2021)

When is a ‘Performance’ not a ‘Performance’?

Regular readers will know how important music is to me, and much has been said about the importance of music in worship over recent weeks – in a weekly course, in our church services and in magazine articles. It has been all the more poignant for the long absence of music from our worship, and its reintroduction at the end of July … More When is a ‘Performance’ not a ‘Performance’?

What is liturgy?

Liturgy is one of those words that is frequently used, but rarely explained. When people say that they don’t need to come to church to pray, they can pray at home, that is perfectly trues, but rather misses the point. Because in church we are not just praying and reading the Bible, but we are worshipping God together in a structured way. And that is what we mean by liturgy … More What is liturgy?

The Importance of Music in Worship

Good morning and a very warm welcome to our service of Holy Communion, celebrating our patron saint, St Margaret of Antioch. We also celebrate music! Despite Covid regulations still restricting singing during worship, today we share with you all we recently learned during the “Inspiring Music in Worship” course attended by many of our music group, Maggie’s Music Makers. Rev Sue will preside, Rev Deborah will preach, and Reader Christine will share with us the reasons behind each hymn choice … More The Importance of Music in Worship