2018 mini-tours…so far!

Next years monthly mini tours are nearly all sorted for the first half of 2018 which I find really exciting!

I’ve loved doing all the gigs in the past year and yep, I’ve enjoyed the concerts where very few have turned out as much as the ones I have faced a large audience!

As well as visiting some ‘new’ Churches, It’s so encouraging to see how many I shall be returning to!

I make it clear to the organisers that one night stands are fine, but part of the idea behind these tours is to travel round and make friends and build relationships with both organiser and audience.

You see the “Sting’ concert introduces me to those attending (warts and all) whilst the follow up ‘Glorie Day’s’ explains more about some of the exciting things that I have seen and done during my 47 years of travelling ministry.

So…get your diaries out, hopefully see you at one of the following next year!

January
Friday 19th. Still open for an invite in the Norfolk area, not too far from Aylesham if poss.
Saturday 20th pm. (NEW) Praise Party followed by a ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert in Aylesham.
Sunday 21st am. Children’s Praise Party at Chafford Hundred (Essex).

February.
Tuesday 13th (NEW) Spalding ‘Sting’ concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.
Wednesday 14th (NEW) Horncastle ‘Sting’ concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.
Thursday 15th (NEW) Hykeham ‘Sting’ concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.
Friday 16th (NEW) Nottingham ‘Sting’ concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.

March
Tuesday 13th Returning to Coventry ‘Glorie Days’ concert.
Wednesday 14th Returning to Erdington ‘Glorie Days’ concert.
Thursday 15th. Still open for an invite in the Birmingham / Coventry area.

April
Wednesday 4th. Returning to Spring Harvest. Minehead. premiering the brand new ‘Glorie Days are here again’ concert.

Wednesday 25th. (NEW) Papworth (Cambridgeshire) ‘Sting’ concert.
Thursday 26th Returning to Comberton for ‘Glorie Day’s concert.
Friday 27th (NEW) Ramsey ‘Sting’ concert.
Saturday 28th am Ramsey Praise Party.

May.
Nothing booked as yet tour wise but I could fit in a short tour at the end of the month anywhere in the country…let me know.

June
Tuesday 26th Still open for an invite in the Lincolnshire area.
Wednesday 27th Returning to Lincoln for a ‘Glorie Day’s concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.
Thursday 28th Returning to Kirton for a ‘Glorie Day’s concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.
Friday 29th Returning to Sleaford for a ‘Glorie Day’s concert with my friend Alan playing bass guitar.

Ok, I think that’s enough for now.

It excites me just writing all these wonderful invitations down…who would have guessed that an old man could begin a very different ministry as he creeps up to 70!

Thank you Lord! At least it assures me that it is not time to go out to graze….. just yet!


The ‘mega tour’ begins!

Rather a busy weekend coming up with 7 gigs in 4 days but really looking forward to it and what makes it even more exciting is that I will be returning up to the north of England where I lived and pastored a Church many many years ago!

If you live anywhere near the following, please do come along and say hello…and join in the very relaxed fun!

Gig details:

Thursday evening. ‘Glorie Days’ concert 6.30-7.45pm. Admission on door. Adults £5.00 Children £3.00
Venue. Holy Trinity Church, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury SY3 7LL

Friday lunchtime. Childrens Praise Party at St Andrews C of E Primary School. Oswaldtwistle. (Sorry not open to the public…pupils and teachers only)

Friday evening. ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert for adults 7.00-8.30pm. Admission on door £5.00
Venue St Pauls Church, Catlow Hall Road, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3EY

Saturday morning. Childrens Praise Party.10.00-11.00am All welcome!
Venue. Holy Trinity Church, Corporation Street, Stalybridge, SK152JS

Saturday afternoon. Children’s Praise Party. 4-5pm All welcome!
Venue. St Philip’s Church, Thorn Street Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD89QW

Saturday evening. ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert for adults. 7.30-9.00pm Admission on door £5.00
Venue. St Philip’s Church (see above).

Sunday morning. All Age Service 10.30-11.45am.
Venue. St Philip’s Church (see above).

Oh yes, and today I’ve just received an invite to do another late night concert at Spring Harvest Minehead on Wednesday April 4th.

There is no way that I would refuse after all I’ve been at nearly every Spring Harvest since it began in 1979…and always had a brilliant time!

After this years premiere ‘Glorie Days’ concert which went down a storm, I’m thinking of calling next years ‘Glorie Days..are here again’ and maybe adding some different stories and a few different ‘Glorie’ sing-a-long songs!
Can’t wait!


Very encouraging!

Just been sent this by a local Vicar…yes I feel very encouraged!

Hi Ish

Just wanted to encourage you.

Was in our church school this morning for the weekly collective worship I lead and there was a problem with the projector, so we were not able to have the song words up.

I asked a teacher, what song did they think that the children would know off by heart, that they wouldn’t need the words for.

The answer came, as quick as a flash.

‘Father God I wonder’!


If you live anywhere near Bognor please can you do me a big favour.

Tomorrow can you let it be known to your friends and Churches that on Tuesday November 14th I will be performing the ‘Glorie Days’ concert at St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted.
It will begin at 7pm sharp and end around 8.15pm so not too late a night if older children would like to come along and join in the fun…and believe me, it will be fun!

Admission is £5 adults £3 children (payable at the door).

I’ve just checked my diary and as I write I see no further local concerts have been arranged so this may be the last opportunity for locals to come and hear me tell some exciting stories and sing some of the most popular ‘Glorie’ songs which were enjoyed by all ages.

So don’t be a Miserie, come and enjoy a ‘Glorie-ous night out!


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