Music is a vital and exciting part of our worship at St. Philip, and new participants of all skill-levels are always welcome to come and sing or play!
Our 9:00 a.m. Sunday worship features a rich blend of music including ancient chant to modern, played and sung by one of our half dozen musical ensembles. It’s not uncommon to hear songs drawn from both the ‘secular’ and ‘sacred’ canons – all of which express our worship of God! The music ensembles lead the congregation in singing, beginning the services with a time of praise music, followed by liturgical music and hymns, songs during communion and a closing song. If you enjoy singing worship songs or playing a musical instrument, come along and join with us. A willingness to participate won’t commit you every week, as the variety of teams take turns to cover the schedule. Each week the words to all our worship music are projected on a screen and we are always looking for folks who are interested in running the projection or the sound during the worship time. To get involved, please contact the office at office[at]stphilipvictoria.ca.
Our 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship features a small but dedicated choir which lead the congregation in liturgical music (sung Eucharist and Morning Prayer) and traditional hymns, most of which are played on the organ. Please contact the church office to get more involved in the choir or other traditional aspects of music at St. Philip.
There are also other musical expressions of worship at St. Philip – including Taize Services, and Jazz Vespers – all of which have their own dedicated times for worship (usually on a Sunday afternoon or evening). Please see the worship drop-down menu on the homepage for more detailed descriptions of each of these.