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.”