Music is an integral part of our life as a Church. Methodism was famously 'born in song' and it is often said that we sing our theology.
In worship, we are blessed with the talents of number of skilled musicians who help lead services. Our organist, Chris Moorhouse, plays most Sundays, using both our beautiful Bevington pipe organ and our Bechstein grand piano. He is regularly accompanied by other musicians, leading our worship and introducing us to a wide range of modern music.
The pipe organ is an old and treasured instrument, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. It has a a somewhat mysterious past, having been built for a residential property before being purchased by our congregation in 1926.
ABRSM music exams
We are delighted to be a local centre for the ABRSM music exams three times a year. Examiners and performers alike value our well-maintained piano and the beautiful acoustics of our sanctuary. The next set of exams will take place in the autumn.
Choirs and concerts
The church is regularly used by other musical groups. The Sing West Choir, rehearse in the sanctuary every Wednesday evening during term time. Anyone is welcome to join them and you do not need to be able to read music. More details here.
On Thursday, 15 February, 2020, the Barnes Music Society will be back with us, presenting one of their monthly concerts, featuring piano pieces by well known composers.