Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find news and information about me and my ministry as well as blog posts to point you towards Jesus, books and songs as well as a calendar of events – where I hope to see you soon. If I am not in your area, please get in contact and we could arrange a visit?

I am passionate about making Jesus known and pointing people towards Him. All articles are free to access. All songs come with free chord charts and audio samples, however sheet music is available for purchase from the shop as well as professionally recorded CDs and books that I have written.

I would love to give you a free song download and to keep in touch with you – so if you subscribe to my email newsletter, I will give you a free MP3 download of my song ‘Ten Thousand, Thousand’.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon, either online or in person.

Together in Christ – Matt McChlery

Ministry

  • Last week, encouraged by Homegrown Worship to create a BBC Introducing profile on the BBC Website, I submitted my first two Homegrown Handpicked tracks for consideration. It wasn’t long before emails were pinging and phones were ringing and an interview was set up over the phone. This was done in advance of the show on

  • A weekly podcast that explores the biblical themes behind worship songs in a devotional format. This week we explore the idea of engaging with social justice as part of our worship. You can hear the song ‘God of the Outcast’ at the end of the devotion. Subscribe to receive new episodes automatically on Spotify, Apple

  • On Saturday I set off to King’s Lynn to play at the fabulous Celebrate KL festival. When I arrived everything was set up. Outdoor games, go carts, a stage on the back of a lorry, numerous stalls with gazebos and a big tea tent. This would have been the setting for an amazing morning, except

Songs

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    Beautiful Rain is a poetic song I wrote with my friend, Diane Devine. It started off as her original idea and she invited me to come alongside and help her finish it off. I like the metaphorical elements of the song – something that is not used very much in worship songwriting these days –

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    This worship song is a personal confession of how we continue to need the saving grace of Jesus every day. Sometimes we get complacent and forget that our salvation does not depend upon us at all, but wholly upon Jesus and his strength, power, love and grace. If you would like to use this song

  • This song is a celebration of salvation. How Jesus brings freedom to the captives and new life to the spiritually dead. It uses the metaphor of flying to help express this joy and freedom that is found in salvation in Jesus. If you would like to use this song at your church, please do. There

Leadership

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    There is so much richness in the words of The Lord’s Prayer as it encompasses so much of what it means to live a Christian life. It is a prayer that Jesus himself taught us to pray. His very words connecting our hearts to the Father’s. In more liturgical churches this prayer is said often.

  • Here are the songs we sung at our all-age Pentecost celebration. As we blended two congregations together for this special event (our Messy Church and our Sunday Church) I chose songs that would reflect both equally well. We also wanted to create a ‘party’ atmosphere as we were focusing on celebrating the birth of the

  • Last week we explored the theme of waiting upon the Lord and enjoying his presence. It was a good service and many were touched. It was made more special by the willingness of the leaders and congregation to respond to The Word and ‘wait’ upon the Lord during the sung worship. This is what we