Writings, audio, and pictures from Wayne Clarke
I’m a Baptist minister, writer and broadcaster. I’m the author of ‘A Ready Man’, the biography of Hugh Stowell Brown, published by Instant Apostle in September 2019.
Since January 2018 I’ve been the Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Gorton, in Manchester, UK. Before that I was minister at New North Road Baptist Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. For eighteen years up to 2012 I was based in Liverpool where I worked for the BBC as a radio presenter and producer at BBC Radio Merseyside. I presented the popular religious affairs programme “Daybreak” among others. I was also minister at Dovedale Baptist Church.
I’m interested in society and science and history and people and places and technology. I listen to loads of podcasts. I’m passionate about communicating relevant Christian faith. I love quizzes and music. I can’t get enough of Christmas. I adore Amsterdam and the Netherlands. I love my wife Val and my children (should I have mentioned them first?). I was born in the Midlands but I’m now a committed Northerner.
This blog is about the two topics I’m writing about most. One is the Victorian preacher Hugh Stowell Brown. The other is the history and traditions of Christmas, about which I’ve become an accidental expert.
If you want get in touch I’m on email here
I also run the Faith in Manchester website, so go over there and have a look at that.