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Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matt 18:20

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Bless those who persecute you; bless

and do not curse.

Romans 12:14


Jesus said

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and

pray for them which spitefully use you,

and persecute you;

Matthew 5:44


A boulder of blessings replaces the Cursing Stone. A romantic winter’s tale that ends in blessings and a happy ending for Cumbria.


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The Unity album


A wonderful example of what ‘church’ should be about.

People from across the Body of Christ uniting in the Spirit to honour the Father and glorify His name in melody and words.

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

What a great adventure in Jesus we had and many Christian connections were made that produced other fruit and even today the harvest continues.

The album consists of original songs, (other than Amazing Grace), sung by the writers, who generously gave of their very precious gifts.

Everyone on the album lived in Carlisle or near bye at the time of recording except for Helen Bainbridge, Linda Steel and Mary and John Hatt who went the extra mile to get here from Appleby, Dumfries and Maryport.

Here is a taste of the tracks.


Side 1

1.  I love you anyway  - Jenny Evans


2.  Hear the trumpet call - Alastair Robinson


3.  Garden of  delight - Helen Bainbridge


4.  Father - Francis McFaul


5.  As the sky is high - Joy Lancaster


6.  Show me your ways - Graeme Young


7.  Is this really the end - Chris Price


8.  Rejoice in the Lord alway - Carlisle Cathedral


9.  Bethlehem to Calvary - Glenys Braithwaite and Andrew McKerlie


10.  Like a father - Joy Lancaster


11. I am the light - Mary and John Hatt


Side 2

1.  Right by your side - Phil Lewthwaite


2.  In the arms of love - Phil Holbert


3.  Surrender - Margaret Hancock


4.  Fall on the rock - Francis McFaul


5.  Thief in the night - Linda Steel


6.  Turn to Jesus - Paul and Glenys Braithwaite


7.  Dance on Salome - Chris Price


8.  Joyful Noise - Christian Strings and Margaret Hancock


9.  David Goliath - The J.C. Three (Matthew and Timothy Whittaker with James Evans)


10.  Head over heals - Helen Bainbridge


11.  Wings of love - Joy Lancaster  


12.  Amazing Grace - Suzy Bus


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Thanks to Ian Howe who collated the original masters and recorded some of the artists.


Thanks to Dave McDonald who designed the cover graphics.


Thanks to those involved in producing the tapes and cases - and thankfully we just about covered costs.


Thanks to the person I used to be, for producing it - all these years later the Spirit moves me through the words and the melodies. I never included any of my own songs, to avoid my own motives being put in the mixer - I was older then, I’m younger then that now (Dylan) - what God gives us, is for sharing!


PS - All of you who made ‘Unity’ possible have taken your gifts to where the Lord has led you. If you are reading this, please get it touch to say hello - cheers, Les.


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The background sound is track 7 on side one of the Unity album.