At our Sunday morning services we begin with a time of praise where we sing to God – thanking and praising Him for all He has done for us. The time of praise is led by the DCF Band and we sing both modern worship songs (from worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Scott Cunningham, Kari Jobe etc) and also older hymns (such as well known hymns like Amazing grace, How great Thou art, What a friend we have in Jesus etc). The style of music is best described as contemporary, but not raucous – with acoustic and electric guitars, drums, bass and occasionally keyboard, saxophone and flute as well as vocals.
In addition to Sunday mornings the DCF Band leads the praise and worship at Sheer Praise, and Jordan Clague leads the worship at our mid-week Bible studies – Worship & the Word. The current team is as below;
Simeon Forder – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
John Tigwell – Electric Guitar
Suzy Tigwell – Vocals, Cornet, Keyboard
Pete Smith – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jordan Clague – Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matt Randall – Drums
Over the years we have grown together as good friends, but also spiritually as we have studied God’s word, and each Sunday we spend time reading a Psalm and praying together before we practice. After each service we also pray together that God would receive the glory, as all praise and worship should always be directed to Him.
From the summer to autumn of 1998 the DCF Band recorded an album titled We Are Free which contains 13 praise and worship songs written by members of the band. This album is still available from DCF for £6.99 (plus £1 postage and packing). For more details on this album, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More than a decade on the band is keen to record again when God allows the time as God has blessed us with even more songs in that time – songs that we would love to share with others.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
– Ephesians 5:19-20