Music is an essential part of the services at St. Matthew’s. We are extremely blessed by the amount of musical talent within the church but we are always looking for more, either to develop people’s gift or to develop into leadership.
The two Sunday services are quite different in their musical approach:
- At the 8.45 service of prayer the music is simple, usually a hymn or worship song accompanied only by piano or organ.
- At the 10.30 service there is a band with a mixture of music, usually including a hymn, a child-friendly song and a variety of contemporary songs. At present we have three band leaders who use the different musical personnel in the church. Instruments used include the organ, drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, flute and sax. Youth will often play in the bands whilst also playing at the Hub on a Friday and at the monthly children’s service in the hall.
We also have a youth band that sometimes plays at the 10.30 service, at the Hub and at the children’s service in the hall. The band produced a CD recently and is constantly looking for new members (see under church youth for more information).