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.

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

Together in Christ – Matt McChlery

Ministry

  • On Saturday I travelled up to Leeds to attend my first Association of Christian Writers (ACW) Writer’s Day. It started with tea and coffee and a chance to meet various people and have several chats. It was lovely to meet some who I had been emailing or ‘following’ on social media. It is always good

  • Notes of Devotion is a weekly podcast that explores biblical themes behind worship songs in a devotional format. This week we take a look at baptism and have a listen to a brand new song hot-off-the-press ‘Never Be The Same’. Subscribe to Notes of Devotion on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Podbean to get automatic notification

  • Yesterday I arrived back from the Resound Worship Songwriting Retreat that was held in the beautiful Wydale Hall in North Yorkshire. It was an intensely creative time – which is exactly what I hoped it would be. I arrived armed with a suitcase, a guitar and half of a song I had muddled together a

Songs

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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.

  • ‘Unlimited’ was a labour of love! It went through several drafts and re-writes and is a good example of what can be achieved when you co-write with someone. The song was primarily written as a song submission for the 2019 Spring Harvest Songbook. As I’ve been writing songs for a while, each year Spring Harvest

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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

  • Yesterday I arrived back from the Resound Worship Songwriting Retreat that was held in the beautiful Wydale Hall in North Yorkshire. It was an intensely creative time – which is exactly what I hoped it would be. I arrived armed with a suitcase, a guitar and half of a song I had muddled together a

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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