Singing the Season

Back in Morecambe Holy Trinity in November 2016 for a Big Sing focused on Advent, Christmas & Epiphany. It was just great to be back and people came ready to put something in and get something out of it – a good way to begin anything in church!  Such brilliant songs from writers such as […]

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Cartmel Primary School

It has been a pleasure to work with the staff and pupils of this local primary school, introducing new songs for their assemblies and collective worship. Rachel Battersby, the Head Teachers said:  We regularly use these songs now in our collective worship at Cartmel.  It was incredible how easily they were retained by the children.  […]

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Big Sing in Newcastle

Northern Synod of the URC invited me to lead a Big Sing in June 2016.  Jesmond Church’s lovely, spacious, redesigned sanctuary was the perfect place to sing.  I’ve been at this church 3 times now and am grateful to the gifted and enthusiastic Alison Shiel, who’s the musician there.

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Iona Singing Week 2016

SINGING A DEEPER STORY  30 April – 6 May 2016 This was a fabulous week of singing at Iona Abbey.  We reflected on how authentically our song in worship represents our yearnings, our faith, God’s story – all done through the singing of songs which help us to pray more deeply.

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Psalms workshop for Elders’ Training Day

In April 2016 I was invited by Duns Presbytery (in the Scottish Borders) to lead a workshop of Psalm singing.  A good number gathered and we used the singing as a way into reflecting on the range of the themes of the Psalms and how we can use them in worship and pastorally.  Great participation from […]

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A day on Lindisfarne – with the Psalms

Psalms as Soul Food – a precious day on Lindisfarne reflecting on the impact the Psalms can have on our lives. We did this mostly by singing them, rather than talking about them, although we did also use the psalms in praying for ourselves and the world using the themes of light, longing, loss, burdens, […]

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