John Barnard is active in church music as composer, arranger, choir director and organist in north-west London, England. He has contributed to several Jubilate publications including Hymns for Today's Church, Carols for Today, Psalms for Today, Sing Gloryand most recently, The Carol Book. His musical activities are a hobby. He worked for 28 years at the John Lyon School, Harrow where he taught German, and since 2002 has taught part-time at Aldenham School, Elstree and The Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith.
He is probably best known for his hymn tune 'Guiting Power' which is widely sung in the UK.