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Week Ahead

07 June 2013


HIGHLIGHT: The Food Programme: Bereavement and food Sheila Dillon shows how food can play a positive part in the grieving process.

Radio 4 12.30pm Sunday



Sunday 4.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes introduces congregational hymns.

7pm (BBC4) The Dark Ages: An age of light A look at the journey of Islam from the Near East, across North Africa, into Europe.

Monday 10pm (BBC4) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the house of God A documentary film about the Vatican's alleged silence over child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Wednesday 7pm (BBC3) Free Speech: Are we getting more racist? Rick Edwards hosts a debate on the issues surrounding racism and Islamophobia in Britain.



Saturday 8.30pm (BBC World Service) Heart and Soul Colette Kinsella investigates the case of a woman who died after being denied an abortion in Ireland.

Sunday 6.05am (R2) Something Understood Mark Tully examines the nature of religious visions.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Blackburn Cathedral marking National Carers' Week.

4pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday's archive broadcast from Canterbury Cathedral, first aired in 1988, marking Accession Day.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss celibacy (5/6).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Vespers, live from Leeds RC Cathedral.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the significance of prophecy in the Abrahamic religions.

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Forthcoming Events

2 July 2022
Bringing Down the Mighty: Church, Theology and Structural Injustice
With Anthony Reddie, Azariah France-Williams, Mariama Ifode-Blease, Luke Larner, Will Moore, Stewart Rapley and Victoria Turner.

4-8 July 2022
HeartEdge Mission Summer School
From HeartEdge and St Augustine’s College of Theology.

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Priest in Charge (Rector Designate)

London and Home Counties

Our suburban parish on the border between the London Borough of Croydon and the lovely Surrey countryside and with a spacious modern Rectory, is seeking a Priest-in-Charge (Rector Designate) to lead our church as we seek to fulfil our mission to proclaim Jesus, change lives and serve our community.   We are looking for a leader who, with energy and dynamism, who will develop the vision for the church to enable the children and families work to be a priority in order to grow the church both in numbers and spiritual maturity. In addition, the new person will care and tend for the existing ageing congregation many of whom have ¬faithfully served the church for many years.   The person we are looking for should have: strong communication skills, the ability to engage and encourage people across the age ranges and to convey the church’s mission, vision and priorities; a commitment to preach the Word of God in thoughtful and stimulating ways; an energy and dynamism probably more extrovert than introvert; a pastoral heart, showing empathy and good listening skills, the ability, willingness and experience to help us to develop and enjoy a variety of worship styles, including a wider range of musical worship and a deeper corporate prayer life -whilst recognising and valuing our heritage;   For further information and to apply, please click the 'apply for this job' button below.   For an informal conversation with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA Kathleen.bailey@southwark.anglican.org to arrange a time for a phone conversation.   Closing Date: Sunday 12 June 2022 Parish Visit for shortlisted candidates: Monday 11 July 2022 Interviews: Monday 11 July 2022   Please note we have a policy in Southwark Diocese that to be appointed to an incumbent status post, a priest must have served a title in an Anglican church in the British Isles.   This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

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