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 irtself was formed in 1970 - so I'm still the new boy!

Appointments in 2021:- 

All planned events have been hit by the Coronavirus lock-down and HMB have no firm bookings in the diary at the moment.  HMB will be celebrating it's Golden Anniversary this year and we're currently planning when, and if so how, we can celebrate these past 50 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 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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