Friday Night Extra 3.7.20 with guest Ian Kemble from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust.

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with guest Ian Kemble from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust.
Friday Night Extra
Patrick Sherring

Tonight I was joined by Ian Kemble from the Brentwood School’s Christian Worker Trust. In a history of nearly 30 years the Trust has grown to be an organisation with eight workers, involved with forty schools within Brentwood. Normally they would be involved with assemblies, lessons, special project, being chaplains and developing prayer and reflection spaces. That all changed with lockdown in March.  Since then they have been praying for the schools, keeping in touch and producing on-line material. Ian recalled that a student at a school visit in November 2019 had asked if the trust had a Youtube channel. At the time he answered no. Now they do, with assemblies and all kinds of other material. Ian said that some of their videos have had over 1,000 hits. This time of year there would be many school visits by the trust delivering ‘It’s your move’ sessions for year 6 pupils moving on to Secondary education. This year they have produced a videos link to the booklet by Scripture Union that is given out to accompany the sessions. Over 600 booklets have been distributed, financed by supporting schools and individuals. More info about the trust can be found on and their Youtube channel.

Tonight’s playlist

Lauren Housley – My sleeping heart

Cliff Richard – Summer holiday – requested by Phyl for all people like herself who had booked a Summer holiday.

Maria Carey & Whitney Houston – When you believe – Ian chose this because he was due to go to the musical ‘The Prince of Egypt’ with is wife in June, but of course that did not happen. This version of a song from the show is from the movie soundtrack.

Move on up – Curtis Mayfield – this track is associated with the ‘Its your move’ project.

Switchfoot – All I need – Ian chose this because they are one of his favourite bands.

Birthdays this week.

Vince Clarke celebrated being  60 years old  this week. We listened to the 2011 Erasure track – Fill us with fire

Debbie Harry – 75 years old this week – how is that possible ! We heard Blondie – Heart of glass

Abz Love from Five, 41 years old during the week. We heard the 1991 UK no 1 It movin, No1 in nine other countries as well.

Bob from Harlow was our winner again this week, closely followed by Patrick from Ingatestone, Chris from Harlow and Sue in Peterborough.

Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world – requested by Patrick

Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions

Chart this week in 1969

No 1 Beatles – Ballad of John and Yoko – no 1 in ten countries. The last UK NO 1 for the Beatles.

No 5 Elvis Presley – In the ghetto

No 8 Beach Boys – Breakaway

No 25 Glen Campbell – Galveston. Glen played on a number of Beach Boys tracks.

Stacey Kent – Bullet train – introduced to the show by Ian Adams. If you missed the interview two weeks ago, check it out.

Nina Simone _ Feelin good.

Sophie Griffiths – Beauty. Happy birthday Sophie, 18 years old today.

War Thomas – Almost home

Will Hoge – Angel eyes.

Join Georgina Famlington who will be on Phoenix between 8-10 next Friday evening.

I will be back on 17th when my guest is Claire Abraham. She has just finished her first year of two at Cuddesdon Theological College, training for ministry in the Church of England.

The picture was taken on her visit to the studio in 2018, when no-one had heard of social distancing.




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