Laurence Wareing

Laurence is Editor of the Singing the Faith Plus website.

He works as a freelance writer, editor and producer based in Edinburgh. A “son of the manse”, Laurence has been involved in church music and choirs all his life, and has a particular interest in writing anthems and tunes for new hymns. He was a founder member of the British Methodist Youth Choir and is an active local preacher in the Edinburgh and Forth Circuit.

“I do believe that hymns and songs are where many of us express our faith most deeply. They often provide the words we turn to at the most important times of our lives (even if we have no strongly-held religious beliefs). Thoughtful words and a memorable tune are a strong combination in anyone’s book.”

6 Responses to Laurence Wareing

  1. Deacon Samantha Taylor says:

    Do you know if there are any plans for a Melody Edition? Thanks

    • Editor says:

      Hi Samantha – thankyou for being in touch. I’m afraid there are no plans for a Melody Edition in the foreseeable future.

  2. Andy Fyall says:

    Hi Laurence,
    I have occasionally written hymns for worship and wonder how I might offer them for consideration to be shared on the Singing the Faith plus website.
    Thanks for all you do.
    With every blessing,

    • Editor says:

      Hi Andy – thanks for being in touch. We’re always glad to hear from interested hymn writers/composers. Simply email us any submissions using the usual STfF email (, and these will go into the usual StF assessment process. I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Donald Monk says:

    For the hymn “Set loose the tongues to tune COME SPIRIT COME” permission has to be given for it to be used. Can you please advise on the conditions and how permission can be obtained?

    Best Wishes,


    • Editor says:

      Hi Donald, here’s a note on the hymn post (under hte author details) about permission having been granted for use in worship. “Permission is granted to reproduce this hymn for worship purposes with the copyright details included.” I hope this helps.

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