The music group at Ecclesfield church began in the early 1980s, when the band formed to
introduce an alternative style of worship aimed at less formal, family-orientated

Over the years the group has changed format many times, welcoming new musicians and
expanding in musical repertoire. In its earlier years the group was known as “Rejoice”,
though nowadays we’re simply known as “the music group”.

Highlights from our history include performing on the back of a lorry, whilst being driven
around the village at Whitsuntide and being the opening act at Sounds of Summer concert
(a musical night with acts from churches across the North of Sheffield). We have also
recorded our very own CD and were involved with the week-long Mission in 2007.

Despite being a relatively new feature, the group is an active body within the church. We
helped lead worship at the 11:15 family service for many years, and have played at special
occasions such as baptisms, weddings, confirmation and Christmas Eve.

We now play at the 10am services on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and occasional 5th Sunday of every
month and we lead the Prayer and Praise Service held at 6:30pm on the 4th Sunday.

The music group currently consists of vocals, keyboard, guitar, cello, flute and saxophone.
We’re a very warm and friendly group, always looking to welcome new members –
especially those capable of playing an instrument.

For more information about joining the group please contact Andrea Whittaker.
We play mostly modern songs of worship written by such fantastic composers as:-
Matt Redman,  Stuart Townend  and  Graham Kendrick . Although we can sometimes
be heard playing secular music during practise - just to expand our repertoire.
The Music Group playing in a Parish Communion Service
Music Group
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Music Stand Fall
Worked in Cross
Stitch by Keith Pearce