Blueprint Church’s album, Reconciled, has just been released. This full-length record draws together threads from A New Zealand Prayer Book: He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (The Eucharist liturgies, Night Prayer and the Daily Offices) into contemporary arrangements for corporate worship, alongside original songs from Blueprint’s journey as a congregation of young adults in central Wellington.
Blueprint became a pioneer mission unit of the Diocese of Wellington in 2013, and seeks to find ways to re-engage young adults with faith in Jesus and the beauty of the Anglican tradition. “As our community began to embrace a culture of daily common prayer, and sharing the Eucharist together each Sunday, we started to feel new songs arise that helped us to engage with the richness of Anglican tradition in an expression that made profound and powerful sense to millennial Christians” said the Blueprint Church leader, Rev Scottie Reeve.
“The album is about the reconciliation that Christ brings in every sphere of our lives and our world. Reconciliation between us and God, between old and new, and between people groups in Aotearoa. Reconciled draws from ancient liturgy and scripture, and our unique experience as a community trying to reconcile the broken things in our central Wellington neighbourhood.”
Blueprint’s musicians spent a weekend at Ngatiawa River Monastery refining arrangements in late 2017, and then recorded in March this year with Vivek Gabriel in the chapel of St Jude’s Lyall Bay, where Blueprint has recently sent a team to replant a dormant parish.
Album supporters received their advance copies two weeks ago, but the album is free to all on Spotify, iTunes, and at reconciled.co.nz. Parishes wanting chord charts can request them from email@example.com.