Music Reflection

This more reflective section gives you opportunity to think about your own responses and opinions, based on a set of questions, statements and phrases, which are designed to stimulate ideas and comments on our “vision” for music at Chilwell Road. See “Music at Chilwell Road Methodist Church – a review” for a review, including a summary of responses (compiled in June 2011).

Music in worship; music as worship; coming to know God through music.

Music with and for children and young people – fun, learning and inspiration.

Music and the community – using our talents, premises and resources in the service of our neighbours.

Music doesn’t have to be sacred.

Guitars, worship band and other instruments – variety is the spice of life.

Making the most of the talents in our church – individuals and groups, of all ages and levels of proficiency appropriately heard to the glory of God.

Singing – for me, for others, for God.

The organ – our biggest musical asset?

Music as “glue” – outreach and ecumenism through harmony.

What role music? Aid to prayer and meditation; “spirit lifter” and calming balm; wallpaper and star of the show?

Hymns, worship songs, Taizé; old favourites, new inspirations; poetry and scripture painted by music.

New ideas, taking risks, learning from others; holding on to quality; discarding mediocrity.

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