This event was cancelled as a result of COVID-19. Sorry. 

On Sunday 29 March 2020 at 10.00 am singer/songwriter Rob Halligan will be performing his concept album, and book of the same name, ‘Psalm’ at Emmanuel Church, Billericay 

Rob is no stranger to Billericay and this is sure to be a popular event.  Rob writes about Psalm:

It’s an exploration of honesty in worship and includes and songs inspired by various Psalms and include celebration, lament, worship and thanksgiving.

You can read a 10/10 review of ‘Psalm’ on the Cross Rhythms website here

There will be a collection at this service for the ministry of Global Care – a charity very close to Rob’s heart.

NB. This is an act of worship which will include Songs and Holy Communion.  It is also a service bringing together all the churches in the Billericay and Little Burstead Team Ministry – be sure to arrive early for a seat.

Please car share in you can, and park behind Iceland High Street or walk if you are able.

Team Service – 29 March 2020 – Rob Halligan POSTER

You can download a copy of the Service Sheet here Team Service – 29 March 2020 – Rob Halligan

Rob has produced a book entitled ‘Psalm’ and I was asked to write a few words about what the Psalms meant to me.  This is what I wrote …

Songs In The Key Of Life!

The Psalms are the words of men expressed to God as they responded to the many situations in which they found themselves.

The Psalms are not out of touch with the harsh realities of life, nor do they observe the world through rose-tinted spectacles. They reflect the reality of human experience – warts and all.

They contain: Lament and Praise; Thanksgiving and Wisdom; History and Prophecy; Victory and Defeat; Blessing and Curse; Law and Grace.

Psalms really are (with apologies to Stevie Wonder) ‘Songs in the key of life.’

Two of my favourite verses from the Psalms are Psalm 37:3-4.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Trust also in him and he will bring it to pass.

The enduring strength of the Psalms lies in the fact that succeeding generations speak them as their own prayers. When we read the Psalms with faith, they inform our intellect, arouse our emotions, direct our wills and stimulate our imaginations. We come away changed.

As Charles Spurgeon once wrote:

The Psalms are to be experienced rather than studied.