Booking Ish


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Nowadays I am available and would love to visit your church to do either an……

 ‘All Age Praise Party Concert’ which if on a Sunday can be called an ‘All Age Service’ but they are roughly the same thing!

Or the ‘When the road is rough & steep’ the cancer testimony concert.(See further down the page).

MAJOR CHANGE. Winter Matinee’s.

Due to not enjoying driving on rainy dark nights from the beginning of October until the end of March I will now only be doing daytime events. But I think you will find that matinees seem to be very popular with all ages during those winter months.

But from April until the end of September with lighter nights, I will also be available for evening events if preferred.

I will often use my own PA gear which only takes minutes to set up. You can plug your PA into it using a female cannon connector if you wish if you need it for a loop system.  

Although I will be travelling with my own 300 watt PA speaker system including mic and stand I do require organisers to provide a computer / projector / large screen for the powerpoint and someone to operate it please.

 ‘All Age Praise Party Concert’ / ‘Sunday All Age Service’

A great fun interactive concert where nearly all the songs will require audience participation but don’t panic as this is mostly singing! But some songs do have a few simple actions where I will encourage the children and any ‘lively’ adults to get involved. Lots of Scripture learning songs, very little chat but in some song intro’s I will include short Bible stories / gentle thought-provoking challenges. Amid all the craziness, of course the Christian message will gently come across loud and clear.

Unless told differentially I will make these suitable for all ages but I can adapt if you you would prefer me to make them more suitable for younger children or of course for older adults, why should the young ones have all the fun!

This Praise Party concert will last approx 60-75minutes.

Financial costs. Most things I do will be free entry to all guests unless the organisers prefer a different arrangement.

Please note. As I don’t receive any other income from the Cathedral, my Chaplaincy work etc. My ‘on the road ministry’ is my main form of income.

If possible, I ask the Church / Organiser to contribute £250 to help cover all our expenses, fuel, food and accommodation. BUT if you cannot afford this please let me know as finances (or lack of them) would never stop me from being with you.

I do ask that an offering be taken at this event (although this may not be appropriate on a Sunday) because I have found that those attending do like to show their appreciation by helping to support my ministry. Passing a hat round is a fun way of doing this!

 When the road is rough and steep (Our Cancer Journey) Testimony Concert

Irene and I will be bringing ‘Our Cancer Journey’ book to life.’

Understandably there will be some serious bits, but it will not in any way be a ‘heavy/depressing’ time together and I promise some of the stories and songs will provide plenty of smiles. (Can you ever imagine a totally serious Ish event?)

Although we pray it will be a time of encouragement for any who may be suffering from or who have had cancer and those caring for them, we briefly cover all sorts of other ‘rough and steep’ issues like bereavement, disappointment, depression and prayer both answered and unanswered.

I decided to do this concert seated to make it more informal and to sing quite a few appropriate songs which enhance our testimony story and also allow our listeners to gently participate in singing with me if they so choose.

 This testimony concert is suitable mainly for adults and will last approx 75-90 minutes.

‘When the road is rough and steep Testimony Concert’ people’s reviews

‘Although not suitable for children, it was an amazing testimony concert and people of all ages found it hugely helpful. It was so real and honest, and yet uplifting at the same time.’

I just wanted to say that Ish and Irene came and did this seminar at our church and it was a huge blessing to all that came. The evening combined songs, humour, honesty about the struggles we have, and a focus on the glorious hope that Christ brings to us. If you are wondering whether to have this event at your church, I really encourage you to do so, and am sure you will be just as blessed as we were!

 Really enjoyed listening to you both. Inspirational, moving, and great fun. What ambassadors for Christ you both are.

 I very much enjoyed the seminar. Very moving. I will enjoy reading your book “Our Cancer Journey”