Friday Night Extra 15.9.17 with Mark & Max from Ride & Stride and Gary & Paul from School’s Ministry Billericay

Mark & Max 15.9.17Tonight Mark & Max Morris explained how they have taken part in this event organised by Friends of Essex Churches for 14 years, raising over £5,000. This money is divided between the charity and a nominated church, in their case St. Mary the Virgin, Fryerning. They said they really enjoy the event, even though some years it has rained. Max, who is aged 14 years,  said he had grown up taking part in this charity riding and striding, as well as being part of the church family in Fryerning. Mark said how all these churches supported in this way really need people to help them raise funds.


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In the second hour Gary Bott and Revd Paul Carr spoke about the twenty five years of work in local schools of the charity School’s Ministry Billericay. They work in all the schools in Billericay taking assemblies, lunch time clubs, assisting with the curriculum and helping with pastoral care. One of the numerous recent projects has been to buy a bus which can be taken to a school to provide a place for quiet reflection. To celebrate 25 years of the work, there is a special event on Sunday 24th of September at 4pm at  Emmanuel church. There will be a thanksgiving service followed by a reception and refreshments. More info on

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Tonight’s playlist

Ward Thomas – Cartwheels

Queen – Bicycle

Mixtures – Push bike song

Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer for you

Lisa Harman – All gone – another exclusive track written by Lisa and recorded by Jayne MacDonald and featured in her live shows.

Abba – S.O.S. – with the news that a show is planned for next year featuring avatars of the four members of the band!

Pentatonix – Take on me

Tears for fears – Everybody wants to rule the world – requested by Patrick

Seal – Kiss from a rose

Miles Davis – Summertime

ECHO – We are family – catch them performing live at Ingatestone church on 30th of September

Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer – chosen by Gary and loved by listeners

Sting – Fragile

Lauren Housley – Show me what love is – look out for listings of Lauren playing live in Billericay at Emmanuel church.

Casting Crowns – O my soul

Beatles – All you need is love

Chicago – Your my inspiration – we were surprised to find that Chicago were the most successful band in the USA for both single and album sales. But maybe with a continuous fifty year career and 36 albums, we should not be surprised.

Michael Buble – The very thought of you – requested by Karen – listening in her classroom in Toronto, six hours behind us – after the children had gone home.

Join me next week, along with guests Revd. Graham Hamborg, talking about his 40+ year ministry career and Gary Seithel telling us how to get a free BBQ sausage or burger in Ingatestone the next day.

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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!