About

This website is a one-person labour of love, built up over the last six years and expressing the fruits of 30 years spent supporting musicians who are serving in churches.

My initial goal was:
Building bridges between God's people, by providing tools for managing music and worship arts programmes in liturgical churches.

As I looked at what material was already on the internet, I found that:

  • There are plenty of websites to help you understand scripture, theology and liturgy as it is done in your denomination.


  • There are many church-music publishers, copyright management organisations, musician support groups.


  • There are some forums where you can have in depth discussions about the finer points of liturgical law and the appropriateness - or not - of certain types of music for public worship.


I aim to have links to the best of these, across the full range of liturgical traditions found in the English-speaking Christian world.

More importantly, I wanted to share the templates that I use to plan and organise liturgies.   No theology, no worship-wars, no copyright restrictions.   Just templates, tools and resources that you can use, and adapt to suit the needs of your community, no matter what your liturgical style.

Also, I wanted to write some articles to share what I know about the management aspects of running music and worship-arts programmes in liturgical churches, on topics like:
  • organising your music-library
  • copyright
  • audio / video systems
  • team scheduling
  • leadership styles
  • managing relationships
  • planning and budgeting
  • recruiting new volunteers
  • managing staff vs volunteers
  • dealing with complaints

After a while, I also started to provide suggestions for lectionary-based liturgical planning.   Initially this is based on the Roman Catholic Sunday lectionary, and focussed on free-use hymns.   Recently it has broadened to include a range of traditional and folk-influenced hymody, and also copyright free art-works.   What happens next is up to the Holy Spirit.