Music

Church Music at St. Cuthbert’s

Faith, Family, Friendship

Choir Mission Statement

“And of your own do we give you”

In our worship at St. Cuthbert’s we believe that music should offer a sense of the numinous and the transcendent.  Transcendent is a theological word that means the “otherness of God”.  To this end we believe that the resources that we have been provided with, namely, the parish church choir and the tone colour of the organ are the most appropriate channels through which this may be experienced.  While for some in the contemporary church guitars and drums can also be preferable, we at St. Cuthbert’s avoid patterns and styles of worship in our Sunday services that are derivative and compromising to the beauty and dignity of the church’s liturgy and tradition.