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Against the Grain

Autumn 2018

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.

Some recent messages we’ve had after a Garth concert or service:

“Garth was on form. Inspiring as ever.”

“It was lovely to be at your evening Against the Grain… Thank you for, as always, a very thought-provoking evening. Garth you are really amazing… Thank you for all you have done over the years to remind us of those who are often forgotten…”

“Thank you for a wonderful and VERY thought provoking evening.”

“I brought my sister along to the concert in Wolverhampton and she brought one of your CDs. I’ve just had a lift with her and she is still playing it in her car!! She said it’s her calm before and after work!!!”

“It would be great to have Garth back again… we shouldn’t advertise the events just as a concert, because it’s far more than that: first hand accounts of Garth’s visits, with numerous slides, supported by his songs…”

“Still buzzing 24 hours later and listening to the album from Garth called Something For The Soul. Listening to Chapel By The Sea. Great stuff.”

“…there was something about Garth’s songs that I couldn’t quite put my finger on and on reflection the word I was searching for was ‘soulful’. I found the concert very moving as I’m sure many people did. Garth’s songs are so poignant and powerful.”

“It was absolutely brilliant to have you here – you gave us such inspiration and motivation for the future…”

“Just a quick word of thanks for the way Garth shared his music with us all recently at… I have marvelled in Garth’s words and reflection on God, the scriptures and the reality of life in all its joys and ‘mess’… my prayers are with you all as you continue to give people Hope in the midst of pain. You also give Joy in all its fullness.”

“Thank you for putting on the concert last night with your team. I enjoyed it very much. I loved Garth’s passion about different parts of the world and he brought something that we don’t usually hear about – a real passion for justice – politically, physically and economically. I thought the lyrics to the songs really brought that out.”






‘Singing hymns of liberation

As we journey on the road

Let justice roll – let freedom come

With deeds of love and liberation’

Garth Hewitt

Hymns of Liberation