Worship is at the heart of all that we do here in the Tollington Parish. We believe that we are transformed as we encounter God during times of intimacy with Him in sung worship and that it is this intimacy with God that fuels our passion for mission and compels us to reach out to our local community.
The worship at St. Mark’s, Emmanuel and St. Saviour’s is contemporary and eclectic consisting of a range of songs, hymns and musical styles that are chosen to help facilitate a journey toward intimacy with God in worship and also reflect the diversity in our congregations and values of our church community. Our regular worship bands lead with a wide range of music from the earliest of hymns to the most current contemporary worship and gospel songs and just about everything in between!
A highlight of our Sunday morning services is a time of energetic ‘all age’ worship which is great fun for kids and a good workout for adults! We are also privileged to be joined regularly by the Tollington Gospel choir and our Christmas & chamber choirs and string & brass sections for our Parish festivals and special events.
If you have a heart for worship and serving as part of a team, here are some ways to get involved.
The Tollington Gospel Choir (All welcome!)
Under the leadership of Beth Allwood,The Tollington Gospel Choir sings regularly at a range of Parish services and events and from time to time treats us to special performances at the Gospel Choir seasonal concerts. The Gospel Choir warmly welcomes people of all ages and singing abilities. To find out more, get involved.
The Worship Band
The worship band provides excellent music for worship for our three weekly Sunday services at St. Mark’s, Emmanuel and St. Saviour’s and for a variety of additional parish services and events. If you sing or play an instrument and would like to find out more, click here.
The Tollington Christmas Choir & Tollington Chamber Choir
Under the direction of Dan Allwood, the voices of the Tollington Christmas Choir & Tollington Chamber Choir join together with us in corporate worship and bring a touch of class to our Parish Easter and Christmas festivals and occasional special events. If you have had some choral experience or can sing from musical notation and would like to be involved, let us know.
We are blessed to have the help of our wonderful string players who, in addition to playing for our weekly Sunday services, come together to form a string section for our parish festivals and special events. If you play a solo instrument (string, brass or woodwind), feel free to contact us.
Worship for Pastorate groups
Sung worship is also integral to our Pastorate group meetings. Please feel free to get involved in any of our Pastorate groups
and if you play an instrument and/or sing, please do speak to your leader about how you can help with worship in your Pastorate group.
Sound and Technical team
The sound, projection and technical team are essential to facilitating our corporate journeys of worship by working to create a comfortable and supportive environment that is free from distractions. If you have a good ear for sound or can work with technical equipment, please contact us.