Garth talks about the inspiration behind his song Against the Grain, which is the title of his current tour, and sings it during his concert at Askham Bryan in March 2018
See below for opportunities to catch him in your area
There have also been enquiries from groups in Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester,
and other new dates are still being added so keep an eye on this page
If you would like to host Garth in your area, email or phone 07976 360844
Be part of Garth’s 2018 tour
Against the Grain
Revd Canon Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’ Piccadilly, said recently, “Garth Hewitt writes redemption songs and then sings them without fear. His voice comes through clearly… challenging us by his witness to act for justice. His is a brave voice, needed more than ever in a fearful world and in a sometimes timid church. Please God, it will help us sing redemption songs of our own.”
Revd Lucy was referring to Garth’s new book of memoirs Against the Grain, which is also the name of his current tour – as his book is just published, Garth will weave readings from it throughout his evening of songs and stories. Traditionally Garth is invited to give concerts, but increasingly frequently now he is being asked to bring his message to Sunday Services which he is happy to do, usually filling the “sermon spot” by answering questions and also illustrating with songs.
The challenges Garth brings seem more important than ever today, and so we are looking for a few more dates to complete his Against the Grain tour – there are various dates still available throughout the autumn of 2018.
Hosting Garth helps bring themes of truth and justice to the forefront of your community and gives Garth a chance to tell stories of hope and courage from some of those around the world whose voices are not often heard.
We aim to make hosting a Garth event as simple as possible and will help in every way that we can. So if you would like more information please contact or by phone 07976 360844.
You will know if you’ve hosted Garth previously that whilst challenging, the evening is also inspiring, energising and fun! And always Garth tells stories born out of visits to partners of Amos Trust.
For further information contact Garth’s PA, Isobel Webster, at or by phone on 07976 360844. Read more…
Against the Grain tour
When: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Where: Beckminster Methodist Church, 127 Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 7BQ
Tickets: £10 (£12 on the door) concession £8
for tickets and further information –
Against the Grain Tour
When: Friday 21st September 2018, 7pm
Where: United Church , St Margaret’s St, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DD
Tickets: from 21.8.18 from Ex Libris book shop, The Shambles, B-on-Avon
When: Sunday 30th September 2018, 10.15am & 12noon
Where: St Luke’s Church, 30 Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1XT
Garth will talk at the 10.15am service and sing at 12 noon
Further information: 01732 743045
‘Singing hymns of liberation
As we journey on the road
Let justice roll – let freedom come
With deeds of love and liberation’
Hymns of Liberation