em at mic

Music is a brilliant medium for bringing people together which is why it is a big part of who we are!


em playing keys

With the aid of her trusty iMac and Logic Pro, Emma loves to write music. She has written many pieces of incidental music which have been used in films we have made or others have made. Here are some links to some clips with her music:

Bristol Blues – An entry in the 0117 Encounters Film competition

Isaiah’s Bus – Entry for ‘Enter the Pitch’ 2013

What does it mean to be British? – Film about conference in Bristol

Christmas Together – A Tiny Christmas tim by Still Small Films

Emma would love to do more of this and have more people use her music in their films so if you are looking for original music, contact her  today!


Gospel Generation Community Choir (GGCC)



Watch this short film about the choir ‘Because You’re In It’  celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

The Gospel Generation Community Choir (GGCC) is a collection of different communities united by a common vision of hopefulness and a love of gospel singing. GGCC is led by Emma Smallwood and her amazing team, Heather Staley, Ruth & Rob Chandler and Naomi Cavanagh.

This team coach and rehearse the choirs and get them ready for concerts where all the choirs come together and make a beautiful sound!

GGCC in action

GGCC in action

Have a look at some examples of our performances: Christmas 2012 and Easter 2013.

For more information about the choirs and details of concerts, visit their website or  check out their blog.


Gospel Choir Workshops


gospel workshop

gospel workshop

Human beings are born to sing – it’s fun, it’s social, it’s powerful! It can change your life! That’s why we run gospel choir workshops for groups who either want a really fun day or who want to set up their own community choir. For more details contact us.



beautifully different cd

beautifully different cd

Creative collaboration in songwriting is a really good way harness the tensions between different groups in a positive way. We work with individuals or with established teams to encourage and inspire their musical creativity.



We are made for worship! We can’t help it – if we don’t worship God we will worship something else – so let’s loosen up and choose what brings life, let’s worship God!

One Hope Ministries is committed to encouraging diverse communities find their own voice in worship.

Get Involved

We are also in the process of planning a Gospel Choir training conference and a Gospel Choir festival in 2014. Watch this space!