We are starting a new worship thing next Sunday night- a simple, quiet, mainly music led thing. We have not given it a name as this would imply greater pretension than we have been able to gather.
Regular readers of this blog will know of my ramblings around the use of music in worship- I am a reformed ‘worship leader’ in the auditorium stylee- and thought never to return. However, I still love to play and sing and the question that I have found myself asking continually concerns what role if any singing songs of worship may play in our on going journey away from CCM monoculture.
Following thoughts gathered during a recent silent retreat I decided to set aside angst and just sing.
Andrew, a friend and local Episcopal vicar/priest/canon/ pope (pick suitable title!) had already asked if we could do something like this- something primarily about private worship, made collective in the small sense, and so we decided to go for it.
If this is of interest to anyone local, you are more than welcome to join us- 7.30, Holy Trinity Church, Dunoon.
Half and hour to an hour of music, quietness and contemplation.
If it feels like it has the wind of the Spirit, we might even give it a name…