Reformation 3 – The Church his people

The third of three talks given by Wayne Clarke at New North Road Baptist Church, Huddersfield, marking 500 years since Martin Luther lit the spark of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

This third one was given on Sunday November 5th, 2017. It begins with a Bible reading (1 Peter 2:4-10) from Stewart Naylor.

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Reformation 2 – Only the Bible

The second of three talks given by Wayne Clarke at New North Road Baptist Church, Huddersfield, marking 500 years since Martin Luther lit the spark of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

This second one was given on Sunday October 29th, 2017. It begins with a Bible reading (2 Timothy 3:1-17) from Barbara Trigg.

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Reformation 1 – Only by Grace

The first of three talks given by Wayne Clarke at New North Road Baptist Church, Huddersfield, marking 500 years since Martin Luther lit the spark of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

This first one was given on Sunday October 22nd, 2017. It begins with a Bible reading from Gordon Morrison.

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Parchment Reunited 2004

The Liverpool band Parchment played folk gospel music in the 1970s. The three original members of the group John Paculabo, Keith Rycroft and Sue McClellan rarely met together after Keith left the band.

In 2004 BBC Producer Wayne Clarke brought together John and Keith and with Sue at the end of a phone line, spoke to the three of them. It was their last “reunion”, and John died in January 2013.

 

Originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio, here’s the programme made from their 2004 reunion, presented and produced by Wayne Clarke.

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The Modern Christmas – the history of Christmas part four

The history of Christmas in four podcasts: here’s the fourth, with writers Steve Legg and Nicky Gumbel.

Written, presented and produced by me, Wayne Clarke and originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio.

The Victorian Christmas – the history of Christmas part three

The history of Christmas in four podcasts: here’s the second, with historian Christian Lalumia.

Written, presented and produced by me, Wayne Clarke and originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio.

The Tudor Christmas – the history of Christmas part two

The history of Christmas in four podcasts: here’s the second, with historian Alison Plowden.

Written, presented and produced by me, Wayne Clarke and originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio.

The Medieval Christmas – the history of Christmas part one

The history of Christmas in four podcasts: here’s the first, with historian Sophie Jackson.

Written, presented and produced by me, Wayne Clarke and originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio.

Goodbye to 2014

So that was the year that was 2014.

What made it distinctive for me was the amount of travelling I’ve done. This year I’ve travelled more miles and visited more countries and spent longer outside the UK than any other year.

I’ve been to Malta, Germany, Netherlands and Moldova, with brief stops in Ukraine and Romania. The trip to Moldova was extraordinary. I spent time there with friends from the Tidings of Salvation Church in Chisinau and lived at their summer camp. They have a lot less than us in material resources, but so much more in determination and faith.

I had a just one day in the Netherlands including a stop in Demeter but it still rates as my favourite place to be. Malta was a special holiday, two weeks in the sun celebrating our thirtieth wedding anniversary.

Next year: my hopes are mainly with my family. I’m hoping the shop my wife manages can thrive. I’m praying for my son as he graduates, and then gets married in July – that will be the highlight of the year. I’m praying just as hard for my daughter who will also be graduating and looking for work.

Our church will be studying Mark’s gospel through the year and I’m about to spend a few weeks immersing myself in Mark. I’m looking forward to the challenge and preparing to have the Bible speak to me in new ways.
I’m hoping for a few things for myself in 2015: Develop my musical skills; write more, including this blog; lose weight (yeah, I know).

Oh, and this blog needs a name. All the good blogs have a name. Any ideas?

Thanks for following and have a great 2015.

Read the Bible: Lee Mack on Desert Island Discs

Here’s Lee Mack on BBC Radio 4’s Desert island Discs with Kirsty Young.