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 although the Band itself was formed in 1970 - so I'm still the new boy!

Appointments in 2021:- 

1 August - Holtwood Methodist Church (10.45)

22 August - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

1 September - Welcome Service for Revd Nick Wood at Verwood Methodist Church (6.00)

26 - Holtwood Methodist Church (6.00)

10 October - Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)

17 October - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

12 December - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

19 December - 'Carols around the Tree' with Revd Nick Wood on the lawn at Holtwood Methodist Church followed by seasonal refreshments in that Hall (5.00)

Appointments in 2022:-

30 January - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

27 March - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

22 May - Three Legged Cross URC (2.30)

HMB were hoping to celebrate it's Golden Anniversary this year after it was postponed in 2020 and again postponed in June 2021.  We're currently planning when, and if so how, we can celebrate these past 51 years - watch this space for more details. 

HMB was formed in 1970 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 Dr. Chris Slade on (01425) 473017 or e-mail Chris at  For more information, please see our webpage on the Holtwood Methodist Church Website

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