Thanks for visiting the Peter Aston website and welcome to the June 2022 update. The big event this month, of course, is the celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and there will be celebrations somewhere near you! Also the music festival season is now well underway and in the coming weeks I'll preview some of the festivals in the south which have a folk music content in Forest Folk on Forest FM.
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 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.
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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4 - Jubilee Cream Teas, and much more, at Holtwood Methodist Church (1.00 - 5.00)
5 - Three Legged Cross URC Jubilee Service and Picnic - solo entertainer (2.30)
8 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
10 - Friday Market at Verwood Memorial Hall including music by Peter Aston from 2.00
12 - HMB at Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)
15 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
18 - Bluebird Social Club, Longham including music by Peter Aston from 2.00 (cancelled)
19 - Holtwood Methodist Church - Solo Musician (10.45)
20 - Street Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Phillip Dixon (cancelled)
22 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
26 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)