• Guernsey May 20th-22nd

    Irene and I are looking forward to a busy weekend in Guernsey. On Friday morning I will be taking a couple of school assemblies. On Friday evening we will be doing our when the road is rough and steep concert. On Saturday morning we will be informally talking to members of the church about children. On Sunday morning I will be preaching at the Eucharist service. On Sunday afternoon we finish with an all age Praise Party. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

  • Spring Harvest 2022

    Another year and another wonderful time at Spring Harvest. As always Irene’s words were the most sensible but without doubt I got the most chuckles. I mean would any serious musician deliberately begin a serious musical seminar by singing the opening song in the wrong key…just to relax his listeners? …when I say deliberately I might be exaggerating a tad! Actually it was a wonderful time. Thank you SH for inviting me to my 40th visit, both Irene and I loved being with you and by the response afterwards those present found our time together encouraging. Just a reminder that we are available to come and share some honest (but…

  • And now for something a little different!

    With Churches now beginning to open their doors again to us itinerant ministries (Praise God) I have something a little different to offer. As well as still wanting to visit your Church and do…1) All Age Sunday Celebrations, 2) When the road is rough and steep testimony concerts.3) And of course, the All-Age Praise PartyI now want to offer a special Praise Party that is more suitable for, how can I put it politely, a more ‘senior’ audience… you know, people my age! I feel not many Church events (involving fun) are geared to that age group, but hey, why should just the younger ones have all the fun? Admittedly…

  • Praise God…at last I feel my time of being dormant is coming to an end!

    Praise God…at last I feel my time of being dormant is coming to an end as I am slowly getting invites to get me back to doing what God has called me to do…and yes, I am starting to get excited again. Do feel free to come and join me in any of the following and YES I am definitely getting ‘back on the road’ so please let your Church leader know about this. E mail me (ishmael@ishmael.org.uk) for more info of what I feel I can bring to your church… apart from some lively praise, simple teaching for all ages and…a lot of smiles. January 29th Saturday. ‘Sojourn’ at…

  • A happy new year

    So yet another ‘strange’ year comes to an end. A year when many have experienced frustration, depression, anxiety and yes, great sadness. Although I can relate to most of the above I thank God that there has also been a few gems of good times.Over the year I’ve only be able to visit and minister in a tiny number of Churches compared to a normal year but I did get to South Bersted (a few times), Headcorn, Kettering, the One Event in Lincoln, Wolverhampton, Wrington, Birchington, Newport, and Witney. May I add ALL these visits really were highlights of my year! I also was able to write the songs for…