What they said…

Some endorsements and reviews of the book “A Ready Man”, the biography of Hugh Stowell Brown, written by Wayne Clarke and published by Instant Apostle in September. Endorsement from the Rt Revd James Jones KBE, the former Bishop of Liverpool. Bishop James was Bishop of Liverpool from 1998 to 2013 …

About “A Ready Man”

The book “A Ready Man, Hugh Stowell Brown, Preacher, activist, friend of the poor” is published by Instant Apostle on September 19th 2019. Here’s the lowdown on the book and what’s in it. “A Ready Man” is the first biography of Hugh Stowell Brown, a nineteenth-century Baptist minister in Liverpool. …

Who was Hugh?

On Hope Street in Liverpool you can stand and look up at the statue of Hugh Stowell Brown, the subject of my biography: A Ready Man, which is being published by Instant Apostle. But who was Hugh? Hugh Stowell Brown was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man in …

Silent Night 200 years

December 2018 marked 200 years since the first performance of the world’s favourite carol, Silent Night. The words had been written a couple of years earlier by Joseph Mohr and on Christmas Eve 1818 he asked his friend Franz Xaver Gruber to write a simple tune for his words. The …

Christmas traditions – music

The fourth in this audio series, originally broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester, in December 2018 is about Christmas music, from carols to wassailing to cheesy pop. Wayne is in conversation with Rebecca Kelly of BBC Radio Manchester. Click on the word MUSIC below to listen to the audio, or click …