I really would like more diary bookings….please.


Just checking the diary and brilliant news, September is full and the first 2 weekends in January have now gone.
But….I really would like some of you to invite me to be with you in October, November and December.

I fear if you don’t I’ll only stay at home gardening and getting stung by more wasps!


Seriously I know many Churches are still concerned about numbers returning but I repeat again, I love small audiences and let’s give those who have decided to return some lively praise a bit of simple teaching and a lot of smiles and fun!


Also we will have the ‘Our cancer journey’ book and the ‘Scripture Praise Party Vol 2’ CD out by then.These will only be available from us.


So if you are even slightly interested in me popping to see you (where ever you are) please e mail me at ishmael@ishmael.org.uk and I’ll send you more info.


After a year and a half break…I really don’t need another 3 month break…Hey! I’ve even put on some new guitar strings so I really am raring to go again!


Saturday’s Praise Party

Today has been one of the most wonderful days in a year and a half.

A praise party where I can once again Sing, talk and share stories and scripture to a ‘live’ group of lovely people and at last be allowed to return to do what God has called me to do!

Those attending were praising and smiling (I even could see the smiles behind masks) and happily joining in all my songs. Of course these days l never command quite the massive audience of yesteryear, but I was so thrilled to have roughly the same amount attending as I did pre lockdown which proves people will still turn out when guests are invited to their church.

4 hour round trip and a praise party in between but thank you Lord after all this time the energy is still well and truly there. And thank you Caz and Steve for giving me the chance to have such a wonderful day today.

Oh to be back on the road again.. I even celebrated by having a motorway services pasty on the way home.

Right same again at Kettering next Saturday but with different songs of course. Can’t wait!


Prayer please

I know have requested more than my fair share of your prayers recently but for those of you do have a bit of ‘spare prayer’ time tomorrow please could you pray for my adult and children singers coming to record the BVs (backing vocals) for the Scripture Song Vol 2 album.

The children will be recording from 10-12.30 (13 tracks planned) and the adults from 12.30 onwards (12 tracks planned) I realise that makes 25 tracks and there are only 21 on the album but I would like both the children and adults to join me on a few of the tracks together.

Main prayer is please for energy for the children as recording is very tiring. Many thanks. 🙏



Praise Party’s are back again!

Wow am I excited.In just over 7 days time I will be doing my very first Praise Party since February 2020.

At last a new Praise Party season has begun again!Song wise, although of course I will be including a lot of ‘the old favourites’ I will also be adding a few newer and different songs to freshen up the set a bit.

So a bit more detail on this months gigs in case you are living within driving distance.

Saturday August 14th 2.00pm start. All welcome.Headcorn Baptist Church. 1 Station Road. Headcorn. Ashford. TN27 9SB

Saturday August 21st 7.00pm start. All welcome.Rockingham Road Baptist Church Kettering Northants. NN16 9JA

Saturday August 28th 3.00pm A very short Praise Party.The One Event 40 year celebration. Lincolnshire Showground.

Now churches are at last opening up and people are allowed to sing again, please do let me know if you would like to have details so that you can have your very own Ishmael Praise Party.