Today I've just had a great time recording the second hour of Faith Alive with Trevor Withers. We spark each other off effectively ! He talks about how his church - Network, meeting at Rothamstead Reasearch Centre- DOES church, and his choice of music is a Barbara Streisand number singing about the " don't 's" of life ! I also introduce the Kairos Band and play some of their Christian jazz music.
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Sunday's programme includes an interview with the musical director of the short opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, being performed at St.Helen's Church, Wheathamstead, and also an interview with mim artist and storyteller Neil Wilkin, on how his faith started and grew.
The second half is an hour of the feature on St.Pauls' church visit to Israel, which includes comments from Rev. Tony Hurle, Diana Garratt, Annie Mussett and Elizabeth Baddaley.
This Sunday, most of the 1st hour of the programme is devoted to the new Christian Free school that a team from Herts International Church are planning for in Welwyn Garden City. The government are keen to see it, even with its Christian emphais and daily assemblies. There are distinctive features for this school, including a focus on Spanish learnt from an early age and taught every day and extending the school day tp 5pm to include various leisure facilities.
In Faith Alive this Sunday, Roger Chouler, graphic designer for a publisher in Oxford ias my guest, Charlotte Stevens tells of how her faith as a catholic became renewed, and Cheryl Snowden speaks of unity between Arabs and Jews in israel.
I had just done an interview regarding the Christian Free School that a team from Herts International Church in Welwyn Garden City are setting up. Exciting news. This will be in the following programme.
Alongside music of Phatfish, Matt Redman, Robin Mark, Vineyard Records new double album, Hillsong and much more, we focus on Thirlmere Churh with Mike Leto telling us of its family feel and Bible teaching. Gary Russell gives us the low down on saints, in his personal perspective ,( Did you know that St.Hubert of Liage was the patron saint of mad dogs ! ) and Trevor Withers of the Network church, also with a great sense of humour, is my guest in the second hour of the show.
In Tracks of Your Life this Tuesday Evening between 7 and 9, Frances Pardell, public relations specialist, has many stories to tell of her work in the BBC and in films. She's met John Travolta and Luciano Pavarotti, and brings us a fascinating mix of music,from the Beatles to Vivaldi, from Fairport Convention to Katie Melua. Dont' miss this !
That's TRACKS OF YOUR LIFE Tuesday between 7 and 9pm