Vicky Beeching

Vicky Beeching
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BornVictoria Louise Beeching
(1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 38)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Alma mater
  • University of Oxford
  • Durham University
OccupationMusician and religious commentator


Victoria Louise “Vicky” Beeching (given birth to 17 July 1979) is a Uk musician and spiritual commentator. She actually is best known on her behalf function in the American modern worship music genre, and continues to be referred to as “arguably probably the most important Christian of her era” because of of her Twitter pursuing and looks on BBC’s Idea for your day.

Musical career

Beeching's mother, who also leads music worship in her chapel, taught Beeching to try out the piano and acoustic guitar when she was a kid. Beeching began composing songs at age 10, and leading worship music in chapel youth solutions in her early teenagers.From 1997 to 2001, she attended Oxford Vineyard Church, where she also led worship music during solutions. At Vineyard, she discovered even more about music composing from Brian Doerksen and Brenton Dark brown.Beeching moved to Nashville around 2002 on her behalf music profession. In Dec 2002, she released the Shelter EP through EMI UK and was highlighted on different compilation albums. She disclosed within a 2003 interview that she got recently give up her job being a Administration Consultant in order that she could concentrate on worship music full-time.Beeching signed with Sparrow Details and released a 2005 EP, titled The Trip. Her initial full-length Sparrow record, Last night, Today & Forever, premiered on 27 Dec 2005. Her second full-length studio room record, Painting the Unseen, was made by Ed Money and Nathan Nockels and released on 3 Apr 2007. Beeching had written a lot of the album's materials, although several tracks consist of songwriting from Ed Money, Matthew Western world and Pleasure Williams. Many of the tracks for the record were created on Keith Green's outdated piano, on the invitation of her coach and friend, Melody Green.Longing for a less conservative environment than Nashville, Beeching moved to NORTH PARK in 2008 and started executing in churches there. Her third studio room record "Eternity Invades" released this year 2010, was documented in NORTH PARK. It includes a track co-written with Steve Charge, "Glory To God Forever".Beeching was a worship innovator at Springtime Harvest Chapel from 2010 to 2012, leading worship in the 'Big Best' in Minehead and taking part in the Springtime Harvest Theme Group.


Shelter EP (2002) The Trip EP (2005) Last night, Today & Forever (2005) Painting the Unseen (2007) Eternity Invades (2010) Compilation looks The People's Record - (1997, Soul Survivor) - "Search Me O God" (lyrics by Beeching, sung by Beth Redman) Starving - (1999, Vineyard UK) - "THERE IS NO One Like Our God" (afterwards re-recorded for "Last night, Today & Forever") Surrender - (2000, Vineyard UK) - "ALL THE TIME" (afterwards re-recorded for "Painting the Unseen") and "EVERYTHING THAT I WANT" Holy - (2002, Vineyard UK) - "Awesome God" (afterwards re-recorded as "Majesty and Secret (Awesome God)" for "Last night, Today & Forever") and "MOST OF ALL" (afterwards re-recorded and highlighted in various other albums) Anthem from the Totally free - (2003, Spirit Survivor) - "Last night Today And Forever" (afterwards featured in various other albums) Celebration Manchester (2003, Kingsway) - "There is nothing difficult" (afterwards re-recorded for "Last night, Today & Forever") Right here I Am To Worship 1 (2004, EMICMG) - "Last night, Today, And Forever" Nights Pleasure 2005 (2005, Disney) - "Awesome God" (the edition later highlighted in "Last night, Today, & Forever") Right here I Am To Worship 2 (2005, EMICMG) - "MORE POWERFUL THAN The Surprise" (afterwards highlighted in "Last night, Today, & Forever") Help Me HANG ON - UK worship (2005, Essential) - "MOST OF ALL" Almighty Audio by Johnny Parks (2006, Survivor Information) - "Period of Performing" WOW Worship Aqua (2006, Provident) - "Last night, Today And Forever" Precious (2006) - "Luxurious Worship" (originally from "Shelter" EP but re-recorded because of this album)

Media presence

Beeching's blog page, which enjoyed some reputation, covered difficult Christian problems like the function of ladies in the Cathedral. Her blog page was the Champion for Best Blog page in the 2011 Christian New Mass media Awards.Beeching started speaking out towards gay marriage from December 2013. Her blogs on support for same-sex relationship were widely browse and received a blended response - many LGBT Christians portrayed their appreciation and distributed their own tales of beliefs and sexuality, however, many of her social media marketing followers portrayed disapproval, also 'quite vitriolic and quite personal' criticism. Nevertheless, in response towards the conversations she'd were only available in the cathedral about sexuality, she received a nomination for the 2014 Country wide Diversity Honours in the group of "Positive Function Model Race, Beliefs & Religious beliefs". (She didn't end through to the shortlist for this year.)In August 2014, Beeching announced she actually is a lesbian. In November 2014, she was honored third put in place The Separate on Sunday's 2014 Rainbow List (an attribute highlighting important LGBT people).By mid-2015, Beeching is a normal tv and radio commentator on problems linked to ethics, technology, females, Christianity, music and social media marketing. She actually is also composing a memoir about her beliefs and sexuality, to become released by HarperCollins.Beeching also likes a large Tweets pursuing (over 50,000 people in August 2014 and over 64,000 by June 2017).

Personal life and education

Beeching was raised in Canterbury, where she attended the youngsters group in St. Mary Bredin Anglican chapel. She was signed up for Simon Langton Women' Grammar College from age groups 11 to 18, and in her early teenagers she discovered it extremely challenging to reconcile her traditional Christian trust with her appeal to her peers at college. She shifted to Oxford in 1997 to wait the College or university of Oxford, where she acquired a BA in 2000 and an MA in 2001, both in theology.In '09 2009 she was identified as having linear scleroderma morphea, that she underwent 1 . 5 years of chemotherapy.Beeching moved to central London in Dec 2012. By Feb 2013, she was going after a PhD in the Division of Theology and Religious beliefs at Durham College or university, with religious beliefs, technology, "on-line connection," and ethics as her topics of concentrate. In June 2014, Beeching announced that she got transformed her PhD concentrate subject to Christianity and sexuality. Soon after she announced her intimate orientation, an interviewer had written that her fresh PhD focus is definitely particularly Christianity and same-sex relationship, and he also highlighted that she proceeds to recognize as an Evangelical Christian.


In June 2017, she was awarded the Cranmer Award for Worship from the Archbishop of Canterbury "for exceptional contributions to modern worship music".