Published Work

This section contains information on work that has been written (or co-written) by Valerie Peyton Kingsbury:

About The Authors


Valerie Peyton Kingsbury

Rev. Valerie Peyton Kingsbury ( B.A, M.Div) BA Memorial University of Newfoundland, MDiv Atlantic School of Theology.

Valerie grew up in a home where the love of music, particularly church music, was encouraged and nurtured. Many hours were spent around the family organ singing the great hymns of the faith. By the age of 10 her mother had begun to teach her how to play the organ. She went on to learn piano and later the guitar which has become her instrument of choice. While in school she also took theory and voice and throughout the years has sung in a variety of choirs.

As Minister of worship and liturgy Valerie came to understand the importance of music as a way to express faith and proclaim the gospel. In 2011 she entered ministry with First United Church in Truro, Nova Scotia, and formed a partnership with Christopher (Chris) Bowman. Together they have combined their energy and talent to create liturgical resources and hymns that reflect an evolving Christianity. In May of 2015 they published their first song book “Singing Faith Today” and in June established Tidal Bore Music. Their second song book “Beyond The Darkness” and the CD of the same was published in April of 2016.  The complete collection is available on their website,

Valerie’s passion for the written word has also given birth to her books “Creating Spaces for Healing and Hope” , “Soul Songs” and her weekly Blog , “A Journey of Faith”.  The latest book, Worship Ready, a collection of worship services is a liturgical resource for worship leaders published in September 2016.

Christopher Bowman

M. Mus Memorial University, B. Mus Mount Allison University

Christopher (Chris) enjoys making music in many forms – as a conductor, solo and choral singer, educator, and composer.  He is full-time Minister of Music at First United Church in Truro, Nova Scotia, and Artistic Director of the Cantabile Society of Truro, where he conducts the Cantabile Singers and co-conducts the Cantabile Boys’ Choir.  He also sings with the Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir and takes great delight in the fact that choral music has given him the opportunity to sing in every Canadian province.  Chris is active as a baritone soloist; his debut CD “Over Hill and Valley” with pianist David Chafe won Music NS and Music NL awards, and was nominated for an East Coast Music Award.

Chris loves working with choral singers of all ages and stages and has conducted community, church, school, and university choirs in Atlantic Canada and Ontario.  He is sought after as a clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer, and has taught in various university music departments in Atlantic Canada as a sessional instructor.  As time permits, he is a composer/arranger of choral music, and in recent years has become interested in hymn writing; along with Valerie Peyton Kingsbury they have formed Tidal Bore Music to further this venture – their music can be found at

Chris and his wife Laura are incredibly proud parents of Erica and Meredith, and live in Valley, Nova Scotia.



Rev. Valerie Peyton Kingsbury
First United Church
PO Box 185, 711 Prince Street
Truro,  Nova Scotia    B2N 5C1

Phone: (902) 895-8098

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