Church Music Survey 2011

The Executive Committee of Church Music Dublin regularly asks itself the question ‘Are we meeting the actual needs of musicians working in parish churches throughout the dioceses and effectively contributing to the promotion of music in worship?’

To help the members of the Executive respond to this fundamental question, a survey of music in parish churches was carried out early in 2011: mainly by means of a web-based questionnaire and also by direct contact with clergy and musicians.

By the beginning of June, information had been received from all 103 churches in the diocese (quite an achievement!).

While it was hoped that musicians and clergy would supply the information jointly, as matters turned out the data was supplied by 68 clergy, 13 musicians, and 4 administrators.

The results provide a fascinating snapshot of Anglican parish church worship in the Dublin region in the first decade of the 21st century.

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