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With a Song in our Heart

Here is a new collection of songs to reflect faith in our contemporary weorld, with words by Norman Brooks and Norman Goreham.
Most of these hymns may be sung to familiar tunes, but there are also some new melodies written be New Zealand musicians, including Jeremy Whimster.
Copies of the book are availab;le and may be purchased for $20. Click here to contact Jeremy or Viv Whimster through the church office to secure your copy. 

Norman Goreham, Jeremy Whimster, and Norman Brookes



                                        Wesley Choir

God loves variety. At Wesley Church we endeavour to celebrate variety in the ways we worship. Whether we are praising God through traditional music, worshipping with contemporary Christian song, appreciating the beauty of our floral arrangements or challenged by the words of prayers or Scripture, there are many ways people's gifts are used in the Wesley community. Music is a very important part of the Wesley tradition. 

The Wesley Choir makes a valued contribution to our services, opening worship and leading the congregational singing. The organ, and sometimes other instruments, enrich our worship. It has truly been said that 'Methodism was born in song', and this is probably because Charles Wesley wrote over 6000 hymns, some of them still being sung today, almost 300 years later. Click here to see what John Wesley had to say about singing.

Our choirmaster, Jeremy Whimster, leads us very competently, finding a suitable anthem for us to sing, no matter how many, or few, choristers there are present.  Click here to read a reprint of an article about him that appeared in the Summer issue of 'Music in the Air'.


Are you looking for a particular hymn?
 If so, click on the link below where you can play some favourite hymns, or search for a particular one. 

The links go to the Net Hymnal website who maintain that they are the #1 Hymn site on the web, featuring over 10,000 Christ­ian hymns, Author Bios, Composer Biographies, Hymn Histories and Gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions. You'll find lyr­ics, scores, MI­DI files, pic­tures, his­to­ry, & more. This wor­ship & teach­ing re­source is pro­vid­ed as a pub­lic ser­vice. 

You can click on the sample hymns below, which are usually played on a piano, but if you are looking for a particular hymn, click here and search among the 10000 hymns.

Abide with me

All glory laud and honour

All people that on earth do dwel

Amazing grace

Away in a manger

                  The Lord's Prayer sung by Andrea Bocelli

The following link connects to a video by Andea Bocelli, the noted tenor, singing the Lord's Prayer with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. It is a wonderful arrangement and well worth listening to . Click here to view.

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