‘Singing Allowed’ with Paul Heppleston
Thursday 6th September, 7.30pm
Great Witley Church
Participation in song (especially in a group) is known to be energising and therapeutic. Add a spiritual dimension and the fact that people tend to sing their faith, including songs that can speak louder than sermons and it’s no wonder Paul leads many singing events and groups. The Iona Community is his main inspiration, plus others…
Singing Allowed will contain songs from the world church and from different centuries. It will also include songs you never thought of singing in church.
All you need to bring is a voice box of whatever age or ability plus a smile. Especially welcome are people who say “I can’t sing”…
Paul Heppleston was brought up in South Wales and has spent most of his adult life in Scotland. Ecological training at university was followed by several years’ work on sheep, snails and seals – then into teaching Biology. Music in the broadest sense was threaded through his childhood but only emerged to be the main factor in his life in his 40s.
He spent 20 years in Orkney and now lives in the Peak District where he is the Musician at his Baptist/Methodist LEP church. He travels north as often as possible where wild walking draws him back, as well as to his daughter in Glasgow and the islands that are so significant in his life. He belongs to the Iona Community.
Come and join with Singing Allowed and bring your friends.