Busy weekend approaching

Yep, a busy 48 hours ahead…which of course I am really looking forward to.

An early start tomorrow as I saddle up and race over to Brighton to do the music in a kids club then back to Chichester and hoping to miss all the ‘Glorious Goodwood’ traffic as they set off in their rather extreme costumes to lose some cash watching a few horses galloping past them!

I then trot off to (no not Canterbury) but Evesham where I will be joining a Church weekend away and speaking at a 45 minute seminar on Sunday morning and doing an all age service to close their weekend after lunch.

As I said, this sounds to me like a perfect way to spend a weekend!

But next week, I’ll be drawing in the reins with my 68 year birthday creeping up on me, I am going to spend some precious time sightseeing and relaxing with Irene!

This is a must…. seeing the rather busy autumn and the finale furlong of 2017 approaching…which actually really excites me….who needs Goodwood when you know what Godwould have you doing!


Dairy updated

Do check the diary as I have just updated it.
Do come and join in the fun if I am visiting anywhere near where you live.

I’d love to see you.


Loving it!

And now for something completely different!

With the Lincolnshire ‘sting’ tour still buzzing around my head, today I led and preached at our pre prep cathedral School prize giving service. Great fun!

Tomorrow I am teaching for 2 hours at a Baptist Church weekend away.
Then Sunday morning I return to preach at their communion service and in the evening I am preaching at a local Anglican Church celebration.

What a great weekend ahead!

Lord thank you for keeping me busy… I really do love everything I’m involved in and give you thanks that I am still alive and with your help am well able to do everything that you bring my way! Yea!


Diary update & Glorie Days concerts begin!

So thrilled that my travelling diary is getting so busy. Thank you!

Whilst I am still reasonably fit and able I want to travel and enjoy the company of as many of you as I can!

You will notice in the website diary that the brand new ‘Glorie Days’ concerts will begin locally in September. I am trying to plan roughly one a month locally and also to expand it to short tours nationally in 2018.

This is the fun concert (premiered at Spring Harvest) that follows on from the ‘Sting in the Tale’.

Although it differs from the Praise Party, which is primarily for young children and families, I have designed the ‘Glorie Days’ concert to be very accessible for older children as well as adults. So no age limit!

Please check out my updated diary on www.ishmaeldirect.com because if I’m in your area, I’d love to see you.

Finally I’m still looking for a couple of ‘Sting in the Tale’ gigs in the Bradford area on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of November. Give me a shout if you are interested.


Diversity is the word!

So in the next few days I will be speaking at an after dinner talk in a hotel to the Fishermans mission employees, preaching at a beloved friends thanksgiving service who’s wife has tragically recently died, and performing at a ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert.

I am so thankful to God that have been invited to participate to all 3 of these.