Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the December 2021 update.  We're well into Advent now, Christmas is fast-approaching (some may say too fast!) and in some parts Winter has arrived with a vengeance.  

Our 'Open the Book' Team has completed a series of streamed Zoom and Facebook dramas based on Bible stories for the youngsters at local 1st Schools and had returned to live presentations in the schools although these have had to be restricted again due to the precautions following the arrival of the latest Covid variant.  

At Holtwood Methodist Church we're continuing to stream our Covid secure live services and these are also streamed on our Facebook page which is:-


As a member of the Stewards' Team for the Christchurch & Wimborne Methodist Circuit I help to support 15 churches across East Dorset and the New Forest and have particular responsibility for assisting the congregations at Blandford and Ringwood.  Some of the churches in our area are facing real challenges and, together, we'll be seeking new opportunities for worship in the coming months and years.

And, if you're visiting this site for the first time, a quick introduction - I'm Peter Aston, a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based at Holtwood Methodist Church which is a welcoming, evangelical church in an idyllic location near Wimborne, close to the south coast of England.  As a member of HMB I also play guitar, sing and help to lead services at churches in and around Dorset.

I'm delighted to present two programmes for Forest FM, based in East Dorset, which broadcasts on 92.3FM and 98.9FM.  'Forest Folk' is on air at 8.00 on Mondays, the programme streams at www.forestfm.co.uk and you can also listen-again from Tuesdays at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/  And then on Friday evenings at 7.00 I present '33 and a Third' which is an hour of classic and rarely-heard album tracks.  Again this programme is streamed and is also available to listen-again on Mixcloud. 

I'm also the caller/guitarist/singer for the Cottage Industry ceilidh band, a solo singer/songwriter and a medieval wandering minstrel known as Master Peter of Fayrewood.  As a solo entertainer I appear at many retirement homes and day centres and for charitable and other events, singing everything from war-time sing-along classics, through the 50's & 60's pop songs to traditional and original songs.

Dates for December 2021

Over the past few months I've had a bit of an issue with a trapped nerve in my neck which means that I've very reluctantly had to pull out of most dates in the diary for this month and for January.  Hopefully I'll be up-and-running again very soon!

In the meanwhile, all being well, I'll be with HMB at Three Legged Cross on 12th December at 2.30 for their special Advent and Christmas Service.

To find out more about what I get up to please click on the banner at the top of this page - hope to catch up with you somewhere down the road!

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