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

  • On Sunday 2nd December I traveled down to Oliver’s Studio in Cheltenham to record the lead vocal parts of 4 of my songs as part of the Homegrown Worship ‘Handpicked Playlist’ for 2019. It was a full day. I set off at 5am to arrive by 9am. We then worked solidly on vocals for the

  • We had great fun at Messy Church on Saturday 1st December. There were lots of Christmas themes crafts including: Christmas wreaths, a nativity scene tree decoration made out of lolly sticks, Icing cupcakes with a baby Jesus in a manger, Christmas crowns and Christmas cards to colour in and give to someone. As it was

  • Thank you to everyone who follows me on Twitter. There was a surge in follows and activity over the weekend whilst I was tweeting from the recording studio which means I now have over 900 followers. If you already follow me on Twitter – than you. If you don’t, why don’t you hit the ‘Follow’

Songs

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    This song is the last track on the album ‘Fly’. It is a lament and prayer designed to sing in times of trouble and trial. That despite the hardship and the suffering, we still cry out to God for help and for comfort. Beautiful in its simplicity and stripped back nature of the recording (which

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    This is an amazingly powerful song celebrating the Holy Spirit and manifest presence of Jesus! When we encounter the divine all we can do is to cry ‘Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty’. If you would like to use this song in your church, please do. You can find a free chord chart

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    This is a reworking of the old traditional Christmas carol ‘As with gladness men of old’. Some of the original verses have been tweaked a bit (or omitted) and it comes with an arrangement that works well for a worship band rather than an organist – so should hopefully fit in well within a modern

Leadership

  • Here is a guest post I was asked to write. It is always an honour to be invited to contribute towards the vision of others – especially when it lines up with your own! Here I speak about the beauty of small churches and how ‘church’ is all about people. Have a read and leave

  • Here are a few quick ideas to help engage your congregation in worship. There are a few blog posts doing the rounds at the moment that focus on a problem many church worship leaders face: How to engage the congregation during times of sung worship. Unfortunately they often criticize or point out the mistakes rather

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    Are you afraid that your church will sound different to others? Are the songs you singing following global patterns or the heart-beat of God for your community? Here are some questions I’v been asking myself recently: Should all churches worship sound the same? Should the music I play and the songs I write sound the