Ann’s love of music came from her dad,
who was a great singer of old favourites such as ‘I’ll
take you home again, Kathleen’ , which he dedicated to
Ann’s mum during impromptu after hours singing sessions. Although
her mum wasn’t a good singer, she taught Ann ‘Make
Me A Channel of Your Peace’, a song which touched her
deeply. Ann wrote her first song, ‘I’m just an ordinary
girl ’, at the age of five, singing it at family parties
but especially while swinging on the front gate or sitting on the
front step. She has continued to enjoy ordinariness, taking pleasure
in routine days as much as feast days.
She has led music praise at parish and diocesan level as well as at
larger conferences, and currently leads intercessory praise at a variety
of venues in the North-East of England. She is probably best known
for her popular hymn Zion.