O for a Thousand Tongues:
A conference on joined-up worship
at St. Peter’s Church, Notting Hill
on 25th May 2013.
“O for a Thousand Tongues” is a conference exploring the fertile ground opened up by convergent worship. Worship that is enriched by weaving together new and old traditions, but is also fresh and rooted in the present and the local.
Through the day we will be looking at models for fusing musical and non-musical styles, examining different types of engagement with worship, and addressing some of practical considerations in developing expressions of worship in our churches that are inclusive, creative and heartfelt.
This conference is for everyone with an interest in worship in the broadest sense, from musicians and artists, to worshipers and clergy. Our aim is to create a cauldron of ideas and approaches to worship, and to provide an opportunity to meet and converse with people from other churches in a wide range of traditions.
The day runs from 9.30am-5pm, and will combine times of creative worship with a range of talks and workshops from practical, musical and theological perspectives, including a keynote lecture from Jeremy Begbie, a world-renowned writer and lecturer on interplay between theology, music and aesthetics.