Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the December 2019 update. This means that we're now in Advent and Christmas itself is just around the corner; and it's always good to celebrate Advent for what it is - a special season of waiting and anticipation!
The sad news this month is that the Wimborne Square Free Tea & Toast Bus will have its final night on Friday 6th December between 10.00pm & 12.30am. We hire the Bus from a Trust and the Trust itself is being wound-up at the end of the year. So - a big thank you to all who have helped us over the past 5 years through prayer, practical & financial support, for volunteering as one of the teams on the Bus - and not least to the hundreds of people who've joined us for a cuppa and a chat over this time. We'll miss serving you in this way!
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 The HMB flautist Becky Neale and I also give concerts in our local area - and occasionally much further away!
I'm delighted to present two programmes for Forest FM92.3, based in East Dorset. '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 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.
For the past few years I've been doing my thespian bit as a member of the 'Open the Book' Team which takes dramatised, costumed and propped (if that's a word!) presentations of Bible stories into local 1st Schools - a tremendous privilage!
Dates for December 2019
1 - Verwood Methodist Church with Worship Band for 'Godspace' (6.00)
6 - Holtwood Community Hall for Hot Potato Club with flautist Becky Neale - Christmas & Seasonal Music (7.00)
6 - Wimborne Square Free Tea & Toast Bus - Final Night (10.00pm - 12.30am)
7 - Blandford Methodist Church Wimborne Lunch Club - Solo (2.00)
10 - Carols at Fish Inn, Ringwood with MHA 'Live at Home' Group (1.30)
15 - Carols at Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Colin Besant (6.00)
22 - Holtwood Methodist Church lawn for 'Carols around the Tree' with Revd Nigel Deller and HMB (in the Hall if weather is poor) followed by seasonal refreshments (6.00)
29 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)
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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12 - Holtwood Methodist Church - solo musician (10.45)
18 - Pimperne Village Hall with Poacher's Moon - To be confirmed
19 - Streets Meadow, Wimborne with Eric Brown
26 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)