Peter Aston is a christian singer and songwriter, a guitarist with the Holtwood Mission Band and also the singer/guitarist/caller with ceilidh band Cottage Industry.



Holtwood Mission Band (HMB) are a group of musicians and vocalists for whom I've been a guitarist and songwriter since 1977. 

Appointments so far in 2018:-

6 January - Celebration at Trinity Church, Ringwood (Peter Aston and Dan Desmond between 12.00 and 3.00)

14 January - Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)

4 March - Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)

28 April - Verwood URC Concert (duo with Becky Neale, flautist)

29 April - Barton-on-Sea Methodist Church Songs of Praise (4.00)

18 May - Woodlands Methodist Church 'Sing-In' with Hugh Ashley, formerly of BBC Radio Solent (7.30)

20 May - Hazelbury Bryan Methodist Church (6.00)

17 June - Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)

8 July - United 'Songs of Praise' on Holt Village Green (6.00)

22 July - Barton-on-Sea Methodist Church

12 August - Gussage All Saints Parish Church (3.00)

26 August - Three Legged Cross URC - 'The Marvellous Picnic' (solo - 6.00)

16 September - Crowe Hill Methodist Church (3.00)

7 October - Horton Heath Methodist Church Harvest Festival (3.00)

25 November - Barton-on-Sea Methodist Church (4.00)

16 December - Three Legged Cross URC - solo (6.00)

23 December - 'Carols around the Tree' at Holtwood Methodist Church with HMB and James Frampton (6.00)

And in 2019:-

13 January - Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)

10 February - Three Legged Cross URC at 6.00 (solo)

24 February - Holtwood Methodist Church (6.00)

HMB was formed in the early 1970s to provide worship and evangelical opportunities for young people from Holtwood and nearby churches, many of whom had "grown out" of Sunday School but didn't feel completely at ease with the more traditional forms of worship at that time.  Since then many young people have passed through the ranks of HMB before leaving the area for university, work or marriage, although a core of the original membership remains with some of the "youngsters" now, well, of mature years!  HMB is always on the lookout for new recruits, either vocalists or musicians.  If you're interested please send me an e-mail to 

We would welcome the opportunity to lead worship either in your church - or (even better) outside the church in your community somewhere - just get in touch!

To book HMB please contact Peter Shears on 01202 822327 or e-mail Pete by clicking here For more information, please see our webpage on the Holtwood Methodist Church Website

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