Causeway Prospects, Tony Phelps-Jones - Jesus The Start Of It All: Just Worship

Friday 1st November 2002
Causeway Prospects, Tony Phelps-Jones - Jesus The Start Of It All: Just Worship
Causeway Prospects, Tony Phelps-Jones - Jesus The Start Of It All: Just Worship

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Reviewed by Ronnie Payne

Tony Phelps-Jones is the Director of Causeway PROSPECTS, a Christian charity with a ministry to people with learning difficulties. On this CD he uses his experience and skills as a worship leader and songwriter in order to encourage and enable people with such difficulties to participate in Christ-centred worship. The emphasis is on simplicity in melody and lyric "'The Father Himself Loves You"); focus on Jesus ("Jesus Is The King Of Heaven" ); along with a sense of loving community ("We Are Here Together"). The musicianship is excellent and the whole project is infused with an undeniable sense of the presence of God. Several of the songs feature "responsive" singing, ie, the leader sings one line which is responded to by the congregation in the next and there is a nice balance between "happy-clappy" songs and quieter, more reflective pieces. About two per cent of the population of this country have learning difficulties so there are bound to be churches who could make use of the material here particularly when there are so few other dedicated resources out there. The PROSPECTS team (and Spring Harvest who sponsored the project) are to be congratulated for addressing the issue with such a fine effort, the value of which is further enhanced by a music pack and backing tracks which are also available - check out their website at for further info.

Ronnie Payne is a junior hospital doctor and doting daddy who secretly wishes he had more time to play his Taylor guitar.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. We Are Here Together [Listen]
2. The Bible Is The Word Of God
3. God's Love Is Great [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Linda Digby in Tylers Green Buckinghamshire @ 12:38 on Mar 1 2009

we now have helpers in our group who play musical instruments, Where can I purchase sheet music for Causeway Worship songs?

Posted by Andrew P Armitage in Crookes,Sheffield @ 20:49 on Feb 22 2009

I have a Causewaymusic cassette tape which I purchased long ago at Phwllelli(sp?)Spring Harvest.
I note from your article that the CD iis not obtainable
from your site. But if not where canI obtain a copy?
Please advise.

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