Aaron is the Youth and Community Pastor Doddinghurst Road Community Church (DRCC).
He describes his Christian journey to where he is now as “falling through a number of trap doors”. Throughout his younger life he had worshipped at a number of churches in Brentwood. Whilst working as a mechanical engineer with a base in London, he was invited to go on a mission trip to India. Seeing people who were happy with very few material possessions had a life changing impact on him. When he returned, sitting in his office, he felt, ‘this is not where God wants me to be’. This was eight years ago. He took a post as what he called an apprenticeship at a church and undertook a degree in theology. He also got married.
He began his role at DRCC in January 2022, partially funded by the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC ESSEX). The work on the streets seeks to engage with young people who sit on the borders of society and are often at risk from various negative influences. A safe space is provided on Wednesday afternoons during term time.
Aaron is also involved with four Brentwood Secondary schools, seeking to come alongside young people, to listen and give space. Training is essential for these roles and Aaron is looking for volunteers to join with the work.
Sadly the Brentwood Food bank continues to engage with more and more people. These engagements often demonstrate a wider number of problems than simply lack of food.
More volunteers are need to help in all aspects of this important community service.
For more information about the youth work and the Brentwood Foodbank,
phone 01277 224528
or check out https://www.doddroadcommunitychurch.org
Search for Brentwood Foodbank on Facebook.
James Blunt – Heart to heart – track from the 2013 album – Moon Landing. Album no 1 in Austria, Switzerland & Hungary, UK no 2 & Top 10 in nine more countries, USA no 20 & Top 20 in five more countries.
Ellie O’Keefe – Other side of the storm. Ellie was a contestant on The Voice in 2020.
Jack Johnson – Banana pancakes. From 2005 album – In between dreams – UK no 1, USA no 2.
King & Country – Fix my eyes – from the 2014 album – Run wild. Live Free. Love Strong. USA Billboard chart no 13.
NEEDTOBREATHE – Who am I – GMA Dove awards 2021 Song of the year.
Beyonce Knowles is 42 years old. We heard the 2008 track – Single ladies. USA no 1 selling over 9 million copies. Grammy Record of the year. UK no 7.
Above Al Jardine in 1965.
Below in 2020
Al Jardine is a co-founder of the Beach Boys. He recently celebrated his 81st birthday. We heard 1965 USA and Canada No 1 – Help me Rhonda. UK no 27, with Al on vocals. From the album – Summer days (and Summer nights) – USA no 2, UK no 4.
Barry Gibb best known as a member of the Bee Gees, celebrated his 77th birthday. We heard 1977 release – Staying alive. USA no 1 and in 7 more countries. UK no 4 and Top 5 in 11 more countries. In the 2021 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, number 99.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Aaron in the studio, Patrick in Ingatestone and Chris in Guildford for taking part. Our winner with a maximum 9 points (this never happens!) was Chris in Guildford.
Patrick requested Beach Boys – Kokomo – 1988 release and from the soundtrack of the Tom Cruise film Cocktail. No 1 USA & Australia, Top 10 in six more countries, UK just no 25.
Joby Fox – Falling – new release. Just added to the PhoenixFM A list.
Keeley – Floating – new release.
Regular listener Patrick in Ingatestone selected 1964 as the year from which to hear the chart from this week.
No 6. The Beatles – A hard day’s night – Used on the opening credits of the film of the same name. Grammy award for best performance by a vocal group. No 1 in UK, USA and 9 more countries. No 153 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
No 16 Zombies – She’s not there – UK no 2, USA Cashbox, Japan, Canada and New Zealand no 1. No 297 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
No 20 Dusty Springfield – I just don’t know what to do with myself – UK & New Zealand no 3, Ireland & Netherlands no 5.
Soloman Smith – Five Spot note – new release.
John Miles – Music – 1976 release, UK no 1, Netherlands no 3, USA no 88.
Next Tuesday 12th I will be sitting in for Scott Ross One 2 Three, and back with you on Friday.