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Welcome to the official website for Noel Richards. Here you can access all the information about one of the UK's best known Contemporary Christian songwriters. There is a full discography, videos, photos and so much more. Enjoy browsing and please sign up for the Noel & Tricia Richards newsletter, so that we can keep in touch with you via our regular news updates.

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TOP 10 THINGS I LOVE THAT WORSHIP LEADERS DO 

Following my post last week, Jared C Wilson has followed up his previous blog with this one, which focusses on the things he really sees as being positive. Jared is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Seminary, managing editor of For The Church, and author of more than ten books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, and The Prodigal Church.  This article and more can be read at The Gospel Coalition but it is reproduced in full below. Read on and maybe add your own likes to…

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TOP 10 THINGS I WISH WORSHIP LEADERS WOULD STOP SAYING 

Many of you will be extremely busy tomorrow, putting your musical gifting to good use. However, it would be worth taking note of this article written by Jared C. Wilson, who is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Seminary, managing editor of For The Church, and author of more than ten books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, and The Prodigal Church.  This article and more can be read at The Gospel Coalition but it is reproduced in full below. Read on and maybe add your…Read more

Mission Worship Conference 

I am looking forward to being at this event in November and teaming up with my good friends Chris Bowater and Dave Bilbrough. This video is just a little taster of what is in store and you can get all the info. and book online at the Mission Worship website  

Why I Don't Want America To Come Back To God 

I stumbled across this article a little while ago. It was written by an American Theologian - Brandon Andress - and certainly the title got my attention. Having read the article, I believe that the points Brandon raises, would apply to any nation, not just the USA. So this is for all of us, no matter what our nationality. It makes for a challenging read. I have reproduced it below in full. You can read other posts at brandonandress.com 

I write this in an attempt at promoting a culture of dialogue and…

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God Be In My Head 

These lyrics were written in 1558. Tricia remembers singing them when she was at school. Earlier this year, she suggested that we might be able to write a new melody for the lyrics. This is the result. The video is a simple live recording, taken by a smartphone at a house gig in April. Apologies for the odd bad note but hopefully, it will enable you to learn the song.  Download Chord Chart



Website Update 

We have just finished working on some additions to the website. There is now a complete list of my albums, together with an online store and some free downloads. You can also listen to some of my 'Classic' songs from the back catalogue. Enjoy!

Worship Etiquette 

There seems to be much confusion these days, about the correct use of hands, when engaged in contemporary worship. Martin Saunders has written a simple guide to hand-raising on the Christian Today website. I am reposting this article in the hope that it will encourage, enlighten and excuse the pun, uplift those of you who read it. 


 

Lifting Holy Hands - a spotters' guide to worshippers' arms

If there's one thing I found really hard to understand when I became a Christian nearly 25 years ago, it was the…

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I Have A Vision 

I have just read a blog which was recently posted by American teacher and writer Charles Strohmer. It reproduced the Rev. John Peck's "I Have a Vision" statement for the church, which has influenced many people around the world. 

John Peck was a Baptist minister who co-founded the Greenbelt Arts festival and has been described as “The Least Known Best Theologian in the World”. He was minister of Framlingham Baptist Church in Suffolk (1978 – 2003) and Thaxted Baptist Church, Essex (1959-65). He died on 1…

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You Laid Aside Your Majesty 

This was the second congregational worship song that I ever wrote, back in early 1985. I was at home one evening, taking care of our son, while Tricia was out. I was sitting playing my guitar when the melody popped into my head. As always, the tune inspired the lyrics and the song was finished by the time Tricia got home. I was not convinced that the song would work so a few weeks later, played it to my good friend Ishmael (Ian Smale). He told me that the lyrics were a bit twee, cliched and needed some…

All over this world.... 

When we were preparing for the event at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin Germany, people asked if there would be a song written specially for the occasion. I have never been one who can write to order, so it was not on my list of things to do. However, on the Monday before the event, I was at home with Tricia and our good friend Wayne Drain from Arkansas, when inspiration struck. One of those "right brain burst" moments. Together, the three of us worked on the melody and lyrics and wrote "All Over This World"Read more

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Shows

At the present time, Noel is focussing mainly on concerts with his wife Tricia. Their show - "An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards" - features, songs and conversation about life, love, friendship and spirituality, in an intimate acoustic setting. They play in any kind of venue - homes, cafes, pubs and theatres. If you want to enquire about booking Noel & Tricia for a gig, please complete this FORM and they will get back to you. A full list of their current shows is below and full details can be found at NOELANDTRICIA.COM



 

An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards - UK Tour

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November

Nov 9th - Lilleshall

Nov 11th - Holt

Nov 12th - Accrington

Nov 13th - Heywood

Nov 15th - Hazel Grove, Stockport

Nov 16th - Long Eaton

Nov 18th - Peterborough

Nov 20th - Leavenheath

Full Details: www.noelandtricia.com/shows

Mission Worship Conference

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Noel will be teaming up with Chris Bowater and Dave Bilbrough for a late night concert.

Noel & Tricia will also be taking a Songwriting Workshop in the afternoon.

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