Singing from the same songsheet

I love being musical. Whether that is playing on my violin or my guitar, it brings me so much joy. I also love singing. Having been a part of churches my whole life, there is something wonderful when people get together and sing.

#AMerryViolinChristmas – Away in a Manger

Time for our third video in the #AMerryViolinChristmas compilation – a collection of Christmas Carols arranged for beginner violin and Piano. If you haven’t yet, make sure you grab your copy today! Today, we’re learning “Away in a Manger”, so watch the video above and have a go. In addition, discover some more about the… Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Away in a Manger

Ding Dong! Merrily on High

An exciting arrangement of “Ding Dong Merrily on High” that will challenge the choir whilst still providing interest and variety for all parts. Arranged for SATB Choir (without accompaniment) by Ben Clapton, each part takes the melody at some stage. As such all parts are actively challenging and highlighted throughout the performance. Initially arranged in… Continue reading Ding Dong! Merrily on High

#AMerryViolinChristmas – Joy to the World

It’s Christmas time! Time for Christmas Carols!The problem is that many Christmas Carols are written in keys that aren’t friendly for the violin, especially for the beginner violinist, who initially learns notes in G, D and A major, whilst carols are often written in F, Eb and Bb major. So I’ve arranged ten favourite carols… Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Joy to the World

Whose Kingdom?

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Whose Kingdom?, was given at The Salvation Army Rochester on Sunday November 26, 2017. The Reading was John 18:1-19:42. Handel’s Messiah On Friday April 13, 1742, some 275 years ago, Handel’s Messiah oratorio was first performed in Dublin, Ireland. This was a… Continue reading Whose Kingdom?

I don’t need your gifts, only your presence

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, I don’t need your gifts, only your presence, was given at The Rochester and Elmore District Health Service Hostel and nursing Home’s Ecumenical Christmas Service on Tuesday 13 December, 2016. The Reading was Matthew 2:1-12. What are the best Christmas gifts… Continue reading I don’t need your gifts, only your presence

Prince of Peace

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, The Prince of Peace, was given at The Salvation Army Devonport on Sunday 21 December, 2014, for our Christmas with the Salvos Carols service. The Reading was Isaiah 9:2-7.  I chose the passage for today a few weeks ago. The theme… Continue reading Prince of Peace

The gifts that we bring to offer our King

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, The gifts that we bring to offer our king, was given at the Church of Christ Wembley Downs on Sunday 6 January, 2013. The Bible reading was Matthew 2:1-12. Today is the last day of our Christmas season. I… Continue reading The gifts that we bring to offer our King