Hymn tune

I don’t normally write hymn tunes, because I’ve generally found that people are pretty resistant to learning new ones, but this one occurred to me earlier today. It would be a less attractive stunt double for Guiting Power if you wrote some words to that tune and then realised that you weren’t allowed to use … More Hymn tune

The mustard seed

Sharing this again, by request. I love how Jesus measures tree size not in cubits (or whatever), but in hospitality. How big is the tree?  Oh, big enough for birds to make their home there. Big enough to offer safety and hospitality. Big enough for them to lay their eggs and raise their chicks. We … More The mustard seed

Science Hymn

This was written for Ely Cathedral’s Science Festival (May/June 2017) and was sung for the first time this morning in the Cathedral, so is now free for anyone to use. Enjoy.  The tune is Love Unknown. Praise for the depths of space,its endless scope and scale:in such a vast embraceour words and numbers fail.For what … More Science Hymn

People of God

Here’s the new painting (well, newly finished – it’s been on the go for about 4 years, on and off!).  It’s called ‘People of God’ and it’s acrylic on canvas. Not sure how many people there are, but they’re all unique. Maybe between 750 and 1000?  Could be more. Who knows!

Bible Sunday 2016

Sermon for St John’s Hills Road, Cambridge Bible Sunday, 2016 Many years ago as I was planning an All Age service for Bible Sunday I lamented to a colleague that there weren’t many hymns about the Bible. The Colleague rightly pointed out that this was because hymns are songs of worship, and we don’t, in … More Bible Sunday 2016