Sunday, 30 October 2011

For preachers and church musicians

I heard about an interesting resource for preachers ands church musicians yesterday which I thought I would share here for my readers who fulfil either of these roles. It is the website associated with Singing the Faith, the new hymn book of the Methodist church and has a section that details hymns for each week to go with the lectionary readings. Numbers are all from Singing the Faith but many of the suggested hymns can be found in other  hymn books –it is something I may well use in the future at least as a starting point.
You can find the page here .

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Singing the Faith–reminder

Just thought I would remind readers who live near enough to Walsall about our Singing the Faith workshop this Saturday (29th October)

The event will take place at Bentley Methodist Church, Margaret Road, Bentley, Walsall, WS2 0HB and will run from 10a.m. until 4p.m. with an admission charge of £2 per person. Any one attending will need to bring a packed lunch but tea and coffee will be provided during the day.

The workshop will be led by two members of the worship resource group Revs Ian Worsfold and Paul Wood and we will be singing a number of items from Singing the Faith so it will be quite interactive.

For readers who may not know Singing the Faith is the new Methodist Hymn book that was launched at the Methodist Conference this year and one of its aims is to keep the Methodist people singing through a book that combines old, not so old and new in one collection.

I am looking forward to the day which is open really to anyone with an interested in learning a little more about the new book and perhaps learning the odd new hymn or two.

If you are a reader of this blog and you come along please make sure you say hello to me as I am always interested in meeting readers.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

And the best preacher is……..

In the previous post I raised the question that Robert Johnson had put over on facebook. He did get a number of replies and the names there were some I would have expected to find.

I think while it was an interesting question in itself it does prompt another question in my mind and that is ‘what makes a good preacher’? I suppose this might be as subjective as the previous question but I would be interested to see what people think on this one – I might even pop it on facebook as it will the hit a different audience to this page. Please feel free to offer an opinion or comment.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Interesting Question

Robert Johnson on the Facebook group 'Worldwide Christians' has posed the following question amd sparked an interesting conversation. I thought readers here might also find it interesting.

Who in your humble opinion, is the greatest preacher of all time? [and no picking the obvious 


It will be interesting to see what readers think on this one so over to you