South Wales…Here I come!

Just doing my final preparations before I visit South Wales tomorrow.

At 6.30pm on Saturday I will be at Lliswerry Baptist Church Newport Gwent NP19 0JF. Here I will be doing the ‘Scripture Song Concert’. Loads of songs! Loads of singing! And of course…loads of fun for all ages!

Approx 90 minutes long, admission free but an offering will be taken to help support my on going ministry.

Then on Sunday morning at 10.30am I will be at Alc Newport 124 Lower Dock St. Here I will be leading an all age celebration. There will be lots of singing and I will also be sharing a little bit about healing and praying for any who would like prayer.

At 6.00pm Sunday I will be at Gosen chapel 31 Bute St Treorchy Rhondda. Another all age celebration, again with plenty of singing but this time i’ll be giving testimony and sharing a bit on how to cope when the road gets rough and steep.

I do hope to see some of you ‘locals’ this weekend as it’s my first visit to Wales for years!

Can’t wait!

New Greeting cards

4 pack of unique Ish greeting cards* to bless friends and family

Beautiful original photography of birds taken by Ish’s family

Each card includes an envelope and is cellophane wrapped*(cards blank inside, card size A6)

These cards retail at £10 for 4 (£2.50 each.)

For online sales it was easier for us to reduce the cost of the cards to £6.00 then add on the website shops set amount for P&P of £4.00.This means that UK buyers are really getting the cards P&P free.

Februarys & March Visits

Just to update you at this present time on where I will be and what I will be doing whilst there throughout February & March. Other bookings may be added.

As usual if I am anywhere near you on that date, I can always come one day earlier or stay one day later should you like me to visit your Church whilst I’m in your area. I have proved that concerts held on Mondays are just as popular as concerts held on Saturdays.

Saturday Feb 9th Scripture Song Concert at Lliswerry Baptist Church, Newport, Gwent, NP19 0JF 6.30 start.

Sunday Feb 10th All Age Services in Wales at Alc Newport 124 Lower Dock St 10:30am then at Gosen chapel 31 Bute St Treorchy Rhondda CF42 6SY at 6.00pm.

Thursday Feb 21st Sting in the Tale / Glorie Days Double Concert at Foots Cray Baptist Church, 137 Sidcup Hill, SIDCUP, Kent, DA14 6JS7.30 start

Saturday Feb 23rd Sting in the Tale / Glorie Days Double Concert Portsmouth Christian Fellowship.The Drayton Centre.238 Havant Road,Drayton.Portsmouth.Hants, PO6 1PA 3.00pm start

Saturday March 2nd All Age Praise Party at St Barnabas, Westbury Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4RB 6.00pm start.

Saturday March 16th Leading Children in Worship Teaching Workshops for Children’s Leaders led by Ishmael and Duggie Dug Dug at St Andrews Church. Weald Drive. Furnace Green. Crawley. RH10 6NU Coffee served at 9.30

Saturday March 23rd 4.00pm Children’s Praise Party 7.30pm Sting in the Tale / Glorie Days Double Concert at CHASE Family Church CENTRE, Shirley Road, Enfield, EN2 6SB

Sunday March 24th 10.30am Family Service “ALL AGE SERVICE” Café style again  at CHASE Family Church CENTRE, Shirley Road, Enfield, EN2 6SB

Friday March 29th 6.00pm Childrens Praise Party followed by Sting in the Tale / Glorie Days Double Concert (Times to be confirmed) at Wear Valley Christian Centre, South Church Road. Bishop Auckland. Co Durham.DL14 7JX

The timings could change, I will of course inform you if they do. Hopefully see some of you at the above events.


Happy New Year!

So another exciting year is about to begin but there are a couple of major decisions that I will need to make as the year progresses.

On reaching 70 in August my wonderful 12 years spent as the Chichester Cathedral Missioner Deacon will come to an end as it will be time for me to retire.

Of course I will be praying about obtaining a PTO (permission to officiate license) which will allow me to carry on preaching, but this decision will ultimately be made by the Bishop and the Dean.

And on reaching 50 fantastic years of national travelling musical ministry I will be assessing if that too should conclude at the end of 2019.

You all know that I still love travelling and doing my Praise Parties, Concerts and All Age Services, and I am so grateful to God for keeping me fit and healthy to continue doing them but…., I don’t want keep doing something that may thrill me…but really no longer thrills people in Churches up and down the country.

At the end of the year I believe that the signs for me to bring the travelling musical ministry to a close will be

if I feel that what I do is no longer effective and being used by God


if the invites start fading, which will signify to me that what I do is no longer wanted or needed in today’s Church, which after 50 years is quite understandable.

So I’ll have to wait and see what 2020 has in store!

But hey…back to 2019, I’m getting ahead of myself!

As I have mentioned before I am already really looking forward to my visits to Chichester in January, Footscray and Portsmouth in February, Crawley, Enfield and Bishop Auckland in March, at the Spring Harvests in Minehead, and Skegness in April, Swindon and Alfold in May, Bristol in June and Weston Super Mare in September….And maybe even your Church sometime this coming year.

Yep, I’ve got a very happy new year ahead, and now it’s time to wish all you wonderful friends the same.

May you all have a very happy and healthy new year and may it be really blessed by God!

Last nights concert

2 words can sum up last night’s concert in Bognor to pray for my good friend Tom Mills (who is seriously ill) and to help support his family…. ‘very special.’

The Church building was nicely full of all ages and I managed to squeeze in about 25 of my most ‘sing-a-long-able’ songs in just over the hour.

My daughter Suzy taught the actions to some of the songs whilst some of the children including my grandson Kobie came out and assisted her. It was like turning the clock back 20 or 30 years but not in a nostalgic way, in a praising way that I feel God really enjoyed along with us.

After watching the Youtube video of Tom powerfully singing ‘Bartimaeus’ for me at Spring Harvest with the Revival Band (Do watch it if you have not yet seen it) whilst I was in hospital, we prayed for Tom and took up an offering. People gave really generously and the total sum collected was far more than I expected and will definitely be a great help to the Mills family over the Christmas period.

Thanks to brother Timbo on bass and Tom’s dad Des on drums and the participation of all present…and most of all God being with us, it was an exceptional evening.