Joss’s walk for charity

Dear Ish website friends.

May I appeal to your generosity please.

Our son Joss is again on his travels (having walked New Zealand) and this time he is walking from Lands End to John O’Groats.

The hike is about 1200 miles total (up mountain and down dale) and at present he has walked over 400 miles and is in Sandbach north of Crewe.

He is doing this to raise money for the same charity as before the Snowdrop Trust who cares for children in their own homes who have a life threatening or terminal illness.

The reason we as a family hold them in such high regard is because they were such a wonderful support to us when we went through our darkest hours a few years ago.

If you can afford to give even just a small amount to show your support, Joss, Snowdrop and I would really appreciate it.

You can follow Joss on the link below and even on the wettest and toughest days, I guarantee he will write something or post up a photo that will make you smile.

In advance…thank you. Ish x

Here is the link address to sponsor this adventure and support a superb charity:

Songs for your summer children’s clubs

Some of you now will be preparing for your summer kids clubs and maybe looking for some good songs to use.

I’m not suggesting that mine are good…but I am saying that mine are fun and your children will enjoy singing them!

For younger children I would recommend the following CD’s

Little songs for little children

I know Jesus loves me

For older children

Bigger barn (which has favourite ‘Wolfy Wolfy on it)

And for all ages of children

52 Scripture songs vol 1

52 Scripture songs vol 2

Vital to teach children Scripture verses in a way they will enjoy and remember!


All the above (and many more CD’s) can be bought from our website shop either as downloads or CD’s. The music is also available for most of them





Please note


I will be away from my office from Saturday June 18th until Monday June 27th.

During this time you will of course still be able to order products and receive downloads from our online shop but I won’t be answering e mails or posting products.

I’m back from the Pilgrimage

Just to let you know that I’m back at work after a 7 day pilgrimage having seen a lot, learned a lot, prayed a lot…and of course laughed a lot!

So all those who ordered Ish products from our online shop during the past week will be receiving them very soon as I posted them off to you 1st class this morning.

Also another ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert date for your diary.

On Wednesday October 26th I will be doing the first concert in Chichester. It will be held in the very ancient Bishops Palace Kitchen and as it only seats 100, it will be an all ticket event. More details later.

For your information

Hi everyone.

Thank you all those who have rejoined my mailing list. Now my mailing will be sent to you via ‘MailChimp’ which will be far better. If you know of others who may like to be kept in touch with what I am up to, please ask them to join up.

I promise not to bombard my mailing list with constant mailings just news I think you may be interested in.

Forthcoming bookings

The latest ‘Sting in the Tale’ tour dates.

July 29th Saturday Park End Church in Cardiff

September 10th Saturday Holy Trinity Church in Shrewsbury

September 18th Sunday North Camp Methodist Church near Farnborough in Hampshire.

Still plenty of dates available to visit your Church, please send me an e mail for details.

Also lined up in the summer so far are:

June 1st Speaking and singing at a ladies meeting in South Harting.

July 15th Speaking at a filling station meeting in Emsworth.

August 3rd A children’s Praise Party in Frinton.

August 21st All Age Service at Wivelsfield Café Church.

August 28th Tots Fest near Stroud.

Plus of course my ongoing Cathedral, hospital ministry and other Sunday Services and after dinner talks.


I will be away from my office from Thursday May 12-Thursday May 19thon a Pilgrimage. During this time you will of course still be able to order products and receive downloads from our online shop but I won’t be answering e mails or posting products.

Finally, on Sunday May 29th after 37 years Ishmael United will be uniting to play a 35 minute set at ‘The Big Church Day Out’ in Sussex. This should great fun, I hope some of you will be able to be there to cheer us old boys on!