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

  • This weekend I traveled up to Bradford to join with 2000 other men to worship God together as well as to learn and encourage each other along our journey of faith. The event was called Xcel 18 and was hosted by Life Church, who did an excellent job. The guest speaker was Bob Goff along

  • Here is a sermon I preached a while ago – yet still full of good stuff! (Ignore the titles – it’s not about Naughty Elephants and its not Clive Butcher speaking – it’s me!) I hope you enjoy it and learn something new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFkrS9M_DR8

  • A recent blog I wrote that has been gathering quite a lot of traction is A Devotional Pathway To Mental Health. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s over on my ‘Chronicles of a Torchbearer’ blog. Have a read and leave a comment – it would be appreciated. Thanks

Songs

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    Christmas is a lovely time of year. Kids get excited, streets are decorated and you can snuggle up in a nice big jumper with a hot cup of coffee! There are many beautiful Christmas carols out there, however I do find it a little tricky to shoe-horn some of them into a more modern worship

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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

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    This song is the title track of my worship EP ‘All Things New’. This song speaks of the joy of salvation and how our lives are ‘made new’ when we are born again in the spirit through the blood of Jesus. It is up-beat and fun to sing! Find free chord chart, lyrics and lyric

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