Stuart Townend in concert
Thursday 18 October, 3pm, Cindy’s Bar
Stuart Townend, one of today’s leading worship songwriters, will lead a seminar (Thursday 18 October, 12 noon) and perform in concert (Thursday 18 October, 3pm) at CRE 2018.
Hymns he has written – such as In Christ Alone, How Deep the Father’s Love and The Power of the Cross – are sung in churches around the world every week, while the skill and depth of his lyric writing has drawn some to compare his contribution to hymnody to that of Watts and Wesley.
Aside from writing, Stuart travels around the UK and abroad, leading worship at events and performing concerts on his own or with his band. An accomplished musician, arranger and producer, he also has years of experience in teaching and training musicians who serve in local church worship.
Stuart has featured on numerous live albums, and to date has recorded nine solo albums, the most recent of which is The Paths of Grace. He appears regularly on the BBC TV’s immensely popular Songs of Praise. In June 2017 Stuart received The Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship from the Archbishop of Canterbury – ‘for his outstanding contribution to contemporary worship music.’
Stuart’s most poignant project was a video and audio recording of the song Keep You Here, an honest and moving response to his brother’s recent journey with cancer.
• Stuart will lead a seminar entitled The closeness of God: Finding the presence of God inside and outside church (12pm, Thu 18 Oct) and is in concert in Cindy’s Bar (3pm, Thu 18 Oct)