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Week ahead

20 February 2015


HIGHLIGHT: Lent Talks Six people of different faiths, beginning with James Runcie, reflect on the Passion story (1/6).

Radio 4 8.45pm Wednesday

TELEVISION: Friday 8pm (BBC2) Mastermind In the second semi-final, a contestant answers questions on St Mark's Gospel.

Sunday 4.55pm
(BBC1) Songs of Praise Stephen Hawking's first wife, Jane, discusses her faith, and David Oyelowo talks about his role as Martin Luther King in the film Selma.

Monday 8.30pm
(BBC1) Children of the Great Migration: Panorama A look at the border area between Sudan and Eritrea, and the plight of children migrating to Europe.

Wednesday 8pm
(BBC2) Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power Amanda Vickery examines the struggle for women's political rights in Britain.

Thursday 9pm
(BBC4) Saints and Sinners: Britain's millennium of monasteries Dr Janina Ramirez looks at the medieval period (2/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from St Martin-in-the-Fields inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book In God's Hands.

(World Service) Heart and Soul Hardeep Singh Kohli explores the relationship between food and the main faiths.

(R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday's service from St John's College, Cambridge.

Tuesday 11am
(R4) Ebola Junction Dr John Wright visits an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

Wednesday 3.30pm
(R3) Choral Evensong A 1998 recording from St Davids Cathedral, looking forward to St David's Day.

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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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