It was great to welcome back Revd. Stuart for his fourth visit to the show, but the first for four years. He talked about his journey through theological college in Oxford and curacy in Chelmsford to starting his ministry in Warley in May this year. He told us that he feels ministry is a great privilege and is incredibly diverse. Amie shared about the fun of being part of the youth group and also singing in the music group at Christ Church Warley. Stuart also said that he was aware how important it is to have strategies in place to deal with the pressures involved in ministry and being able to take times to relax. His choice of the track by Elbow reminded him about relaxing after handing in an essay at college. He chose the track by Adelle because he said, “I am an unashamed James Bond fan”. When asked about his choice of the Smashmouth track, he simply said, “Who does not like Shrek?”
HeatherLyn – Ever
Van Morrison – Full force gale
Elvis Presley – Don’t be cruel – requested by Phyl for Derek on his birthday.
Elbow – One day like this – chosen by Stuart
Adele – Skyfall – chosen by Stuart
Smashmouth – All Star – chosen by Stuart
Moody Blues – Forever Autumn
Kathy Kirby – Secret love – requested by Patrick
Booker T & MGs – Soul limbo
Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy me
Cream – Crossroads – remembering Ginger Baker
Birthdays this day
Haircut 100 – Fantastic day – drummer Blair Cunningham born this day in 1957
Hall & Oats – I can’t get over that – Darly Hall 73 years old today.
Steve Miller bank – Abracadabra – band members Gary Mallaber (73 today) & Greg Douglas (70 today) sharing birthdays.
Chart this week in 1979
NO 1 Police – Message in a bottle -the first of their five UK no1s
No 2 Buggles – Video killed the radio star – No 1 in sixteen countries including the UK. The first track played on MTV in the USA.
Sad Café – everyday hurts – listeners commented that this was a great song that they had not heard for years.
Frank Sinatra – Cycles – title track from his 1986 album.
Greatest Showman soundtrack – This is me
Join me next week when my guest is Pau Carr, Rector of the Billericay group of churches. Paul will tell us about his recent sabbatical, including walking part of the Camilo.