Music at St Paul's

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Methodism was born in song
(from the preface to the 1933 edition of The Methodist Hymn Book)

Music in Worship
At St Paul's music, whether we are playing or singing, is an important means of learning about, sharing and celebrating our faith. In our worship services we sing a mix of traditional and contemporary hymns and songs and we often learn new ones to add to our repertoire.  A group of singers sing worship songs before the service most weeks and lead us in our hymn-singing along with our dedicated team of pianists and other instrumentalists.

Young People's Singing Groups
Several of our children and young people enjoy meeting on Friday evenings (during term time) to learn and practice contemporary Christian songs. They sing in some Sunday services and at special services.
There are two age groups:
      Ages 6-11 meet from 6:30-7pm
      Over 11s meet from 7-7:45pm
New members are always welcome
.

A little bit of history
In 1736 John and Charles Wesley travelled across the Atlantic to America. During a terrible storm they saw a group of Moravian Christians singing hymns together and they were inspired by this expression of confidence in God, realising that their own faith was weak in comparison. After two years John and Charles returned to London where they both experienced the conviction that they personally had received salvation.

With renewed strength from the Holy Spirit John became the great preacher and Charles became the great hymn-writer who wrote about 6000 hymns, many of them still sung today by Christians across the world.

Safeguarding
Groups for children and young people are led by people trained to be Junior Church/Youth leaders and the groups always have two adults present. St Paul’s actively follows the principles of the Safeguarding Policy of the Methodist Church. All leaders and helpers have undergone training in Safeguarding and Child Protection, and have been DBS
checked. DBS checks are renewed at the appropriate intervals. See the full policy here