Music and Worship
Andrew Maries is our Consultant for Liturgy and Music and encourages music and worship activities in the Exeter Diocese across a broad cross-section of churchmanship and worship styles.
He encourages an eclectic and inclusive approach to worship, reflecting the key elements of Christian Faith – spiritual encounter, community, and a holistic approach to mission.
Other important elements need addressing too in seeking to make connection with the surrounding culture: the symbolic, the visual image, imaginative ways of communicating the word, new liturgy, the use of technology – all within an authentic sense of community into which the outsider can be welcomed.
Andrew offers advice for particular situations including:
- suggestions for developing a balanced repertoire for corporate worship
- resources for planning and preparing worship
- ideas for making worship more accessible to the outsider
- expressing worship within diverse traditions
- the key role of music within worship and mission
- ideas for encouraging young people’s participation in worship
- music and worship in small situations
- mediating difficult pastoral situations within music and worship
He is also willing to make personal visits to help with:
- the establishment of new patterns and approaches on an on-going basis
- the networking of resources for particular situations
- practical training for musicians and leaders of worship in workshops, courses, training events, experiencing fresh approaches to worship etc.
- animating congregational worship – developing suitable repertoire, leader skills, creative ideas, cantor skills
- Taizé, Iona worship materials
- music with children in mind
Townhaven, Pound Square, Cullompton, EX15 1DN
01884 34389. Email Andrew
Further resources for worship including music and liturgy downloads
Breaking 'Holy' Ground with video game-led service (16 May 2012)
Exeter Cathedral used a video game to complement its Holy Ground service on Sunday 13th May....