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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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Songs of Resistance and Comfort 

I recently saw a flurry of activity on Facebook regarding a conversation between Bono and Eugene Peterson, on the subject of songs. Thinking about that, I remembered Fugitive Music in the UK, who produced a great album of original worship songs back in 2015.

'Songs of Resistance & Comfort Vol. I' is a different kind of devotional album that wrestles with the connection between worship, justice, and creative expression.   

It's a call to peaceful arms for practitioners of the Politics of Jesus, poured out…

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UK April Tour Begins This Week 

Tricia and I will be touring the UK from 12th to 24th, with a series of concerts featuring our newest material, classic songs and conversation, in "An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards". We start in the North East of England and work down the country, finishing in Leatherhead, Surrey on the 24th. For all the details CLICK HERE

Encouragement is so important. 

I thought it would be an idea to write and share something really important. We all like to be encouraged and thrive when we receive appreciation. I have really been encouraged by the overwhelming messages of support for 'Our New Venture', which we posted on APRIL FOOLS DAY, last week. However, if you have not realised it by now, it was a spoof. We are not hanging up our guitars just yet, in order to run a wine shop/bar, here in Mallorca. We are still sticking with the day job. But if we ever change our…

My New Venture 

Having lived in Mallorca, Spain for almost 6 years, I am delighted to announce that visitors to the island will be able to visit my new wine shop. As well as regular wine tastings and excellent wines for sale, I will also be performing concerts every Friday evening. Tonight is the very first one. If you are in Mallorca this weekend, Tricia and I look forward to welcoming you.

Acoustic version of ' You Laid Aside Your Majesty' 

James Hargreaves Band from Darlington sent me this version of 'You Laid Aside Your Majesty', which they recorded for Easter. Click on the image to play. A really nice version with the voices blending well. To listen to more of their songs, visit them on youtube

Easter Songs 

Over the years we have written many songs which have an Easter theme. We have uploaded six of them to the website, so that you can stream them and be reminded of our timeless hope. Yesterday Frederick Buechner posted these words from his book The Faces of Jesus.

Quote of the Day: Good Friday  

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD," John writes, "that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." That is to say that God so loved the world that he gave his only son even to…

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Commissioning BBC One's 'The Battle for Christianity' 

BBC TV's The Battle for Christianity examines the reasons behind a rise in popularity in Christianity in the UK in a documentary which shows how confident, assertive faith is replacing traditional churches in the UK. BBC Head of Religion & Ethics, Aaqil Ahmed, reveals the thinking behind the programme here:



 

Here in the UK we live in what is referred to as post-Christian Europe, that is a continent where Church membership and attendance is going down. Many people still think of themselves as Christian but…

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In Love with Donald Trump 

This is a very thought provoking article which seeks to explain why Evangelical Christians in the USA are prepared to support Donald Trump. Challenging and disturbing.
I have posted the article in full but you can also read it on the Tates Creek church website, by clicking on the image.

When we began to see the surprising rise of Donald Trump, leading evangelical voice Russell Moore wrote an op-ed in the New York Times challenging evangelical Christians to rethink their support of a man so antithetical to…

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New Video 

Take a few minutes to listen to this song from Bryn Haworth. Click on the image to play the video. Excellent!

Vintage Guitar 

Some people buy and sell their guitars with great frequency. I have had a number of different ones over the years. However, one that I will never part with is my Martin 00028. I bought this guitar at Christmas 1976 and it has travelled the world with me over these last 40 years. It sounds better now, than when I first purchased it and is like an old friend. It has to be treated right - it does not like being thrashed!

I have a couple of regrets though. One, is that I traded in a beautiful Gibson J-45 in…Read more

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Shows

At the present time, Noel is focussing 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 can be found at NOELANDTRICIA.COM