Lord, hear my prayer

Posted by Chalky on Jun 20, 2009 in Church

Oh Lord, hear my prayer
Oh Lord, hear my prayer
When I call, answer me
Oh Lord, hear my prayer
Oh Lord, hear my prayer
Come and listen to me

© (1982) Ateliers et Presses de Taize


Christian 'Guitar Hero' game planned

Posted by Chalky on Aug 30, 2008 in Church, Computer

I saw this article over on DigitalSpy and it gave me a chuckle!

A Christian clone of Activision’s Guitar Hero is to be launched for the PC and Apple Mac.

Guitar Praise, which is being created in the US, will see users play along to Christian rock acts.

Developer Digital Praise writes of the game: “Grab the guitar and play along with top Christian bands! Shred those riffs or blast the bass…you add a unique sound to the solid Christian rock… you’ll soon be rockin’ with the best while praising the Lord.

“As the song and lyrics play, colorful notes scroll down the screen. Players must keep up by matching the notes to the fret buttons on the guitar controller included with the game”.

The game, which has no association with Activision or Harmonix, will feature 52 tracks from original Christian rock bands and offers the option of unlocking more songs as the player progresses.

Guitar Praise is scheduled for release in the US next month. A UK release has yet to be confirmed.

What on earth will they think of next?

I’m pretty sure they’ll be several Lawsuits from Activision along the way!



Posted by Chalky on Sep 12, 2007 in Church, Music


Paul Field’s Cargo is coming to the Mongomery Hall Theatre in Sheffield.

I have been asked to be the Sound Engineer for the production so wish me luck! It will be good to work on a larger scale to what I’m used to and have the oppourtunity to use all of my equipment all at once! It is hoped that if the production is successful, the Montgomery Hall will be hosting more similar productions. This is certainly very good as I do like the Montgomery Hall Theatre as is seems more personal. Jill will be singing in the choir for the production.

If you are interested in going to see the production, and I highly recommend you do, you can book tickets (priced at £6) from SCEC on (0114) 272 0455. Hope to see you there! More information can be found below and at Paul Field’s Website.

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Farewell to Freddie

Posted by Chalky on Jul 15, 2007 in Church

Today marked a Farewell to Freddie Takavarasha at Woodseats Methodist Church.

Freddie has been helping Glyn with the After Eight Youth Fellowship for the time he has been at WMC. He has provided an insight to life in Zimbabwe, an insight that has been very valuable. Freddie has a gift for working with Young People and is willing to try anything even if it could lead to something rather embarrassing (the Pants Dance)!

After Eight marked this occasion by having pizza and games. Matt made a cake which, believe it or not, tasted wonderful! It sported Cadbury’s Fredo’s (which are now 15p, how disgusting!) and Freddie’s catchphrase “Go Freddie”. Sophie had prepared a poem, which she performed this evening.

Freddie is moving to Bradford in August to start his ministry. I wish him every success in the future and will miss him a lot.


Photos from this evening are on my Photo Gallery here.

Go Freddie Cake

Go Freddie Cake


Easter People 2007

Posted by Chalky on Apr 16, 2007 in Church, Random

I have just come back from Easter People in Blackpool. This year marks the last Easter People in its current form which I think is a great shame. What I think is more of a shame is that they have ended Easter People with quite frankly the worst one I have ever been too, including the one where Andy Frost manged to load a virus onto my laptop which deleted my coursework!

The sound in the vast majority of events was terrible and, apart from Adrian Plass, I didn’t really go to very many events at all. The highlight of the week was going to see Paul Field’s Cargo in the main venue. The production is about marking the bicentenial of the abolition of the slave trade and how that came about. But, it also talks about today’s issues and how, in reality, people are still being trafficed and sold.

However, when I look back at Easter People, I will always remember the good times. I have enjoyed Easter People at so many different levels it’s very hard to explain. It will always have a place in my memories. It’s just a shame that this was the last one.

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