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 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)

12 May - Three Legged Cross URC - Solo (6.00)

19 May - Hazelbury Bryan Methodist Church (6.00)

26 May - Holtwood Methodist Church (6.00)

2 June - Horton Heath Methodist Church (6.00)

23 June - Wimborne Methodist Church with Circuit Band (6.00)

30 June - Three Legged Cross URC - Solo (6.00)

6 July - Holtwood Summer Fayre - Solo (12.00 - 4.00)

7 July - Joint Songs of Praise on Holt Village Green (6.00)

21 July - Crowe Hill Methodist Church (3.00)

21 July - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)

18 August - Crowe Hill Methodist Church (3.00)

18 August - Streets Meadow (6.00)

25 August - Three Legged Cross URC - solo (6.00)

30 August - Wimborne Methodist Church with Circuit Band (7.00)

8 September - 'Worship for You' at Woodlands Methodist Church with Dr Chris Slade (6.00)

15 September - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)

20 October - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)

27 October - Holtwood Methodist Church with HMB (6.00)

17 November - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (6.00)

24 November - Holtwood Methodist Church with HMB (6.00)

6 December - 'Hot Potato Club' seasonal presentation at Holtwood with flautist Becky Neale (7.00)

15 December - Streets Meadow, Wimborne (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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