Three things to work on in lockdown- drummer edition

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Psalm 33:3 If you’ve got some extra time on your hands then why not invest it wisely. Develop your skills as a drummer so you’re more equipped for when we meet together as church again. Here are a…

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Songs for Streams

Below are a number of songs that friends of ours have recorded for use in their own churches, with lyrics included. They are recorded to varying degrees of quality, and most are by no means meant to be professional! But if you are in a small church, with limited resources,…

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Three things to work on during lockdown – keys edition

If you’re finding yourself with a wee bit more time on your hands during lockdown, and would like a few piano-for-church tips to work on, here we go! Obviously every church is different, and every pianist is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to…

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Our Infectiously Clean King

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding our social interactions as humans really surreal at the minute.  The way people cross the road to avoid each other, visibly hold their breath when passing by, wear masks and gloves and disinfect everything that may possibly have been touched by anyone…

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A Greater Longing

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.  (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV) For many…

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‘Can’t we just stick the service online?’

UPDATE - 24th March 2020Since the last update to this blog, CCLI have released a Streaming Licence. In light of this release and its implications, along with other clarifications that have come in recent days, I have rewritten the copyright section with the latest information. UPDATE - 19th March 2020PRS…

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London conference 2020 talks

On 25 January 2020, we gathered together with loads of musicians and directors from around London for a day of training and encouragement in All Souls Langham Place. It was a really fantastic day thinking around the theme of Singing in the Gap. We don't have recordings of seminar streams,…

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LMMC20 Setlist Links

Spotify Playlist Click here Sheet music Crown Him with many Crowns Behold our God - Sovereign Grace O Praise the Name (Anastasis)- Hillsong Worship Creator God- Ben Slee I stand amazed He Will hold me fast - Matt Merker The King in all his Beauty - Matt Boswell and Matt…

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Planning centre – review

At my church, TCM Baptist Church in Lincoln, we’ve recently invested in a digital, app-based system for displaying music for our musicians - Planning Center’s ‘Music Stand’. Getting to this point was not quick and not straight forward, so I thought I’d give my thoughts and insights into how and…

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| The Glorious Christ – Sovereign Grace | Review

Now that Christmas is over, you might be starting to think about the year ahead, and maybe new songs to introduce to your churches over the coming months. Overview This new album from Sovereign Grace came out just before Christmas. I'm sure you've heard at least bits of it already,…

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Meet the Team – Matt Dennis

Name: Matt Dennis Church: Christ Church Fulwood, Sheffield How have you been involved in church music ministry over the years? I’ve been serving in music ministry since not long after I became a Christian at the age of 17. A number of years later, I was encouraged by church leaders to consider…

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Meet the Team – Richard Simpkin

Name: Richard Simpkin Role in Music Ministry Heading up the apprenticeship scheme, and organising the weekly teaching slot we do at Cornhill London Church: St Helen’s Bishopsgate, City of London How have you been involved in church music ministry over the years? I spent 5 years as a chorister at…

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