Lent talks

The period of Lent will soon be upon us and following on from previous successful events we are repeating them again this Lent. 

All meetings will be held in St Sampson’s Church starting at 7.45pm . Each evening will be presented by challenging, inspiring and entertaining speakers and you are warmly invited to attend any or all of the evenings. The evenings vary to suit the busy lives of our guests.

Friday 16th February. Marie -Elsa Bragg. Marie-Elsa is the daughter of Melvyn Bragg (Baron Bragg). She is a writer with a novel recently published. She is also an ordained priest and duty Chaplin at Westminster Abbey. She also contributes articles for papers such as the Telegraph.

Thursday 22 February. Shane Taylor. Shane was convicted on two counts of attempted murder and other violent crimes. He was marked by the Home Office as one of Britain’s most violent prisoners and once shared a wing at Wakefield High Security prison with Charles Branson. Shane found God whilst in prison when he attended an Alpha Course. Now a reformed character, Shane is married with 3 children and works in a prison ministry. He speaks openly and honestly about his life story.

Tuesday 27th February. Paul Kerensa. Paul is a comedian in great demand and also writes for BBC’s Miranda and Not Going Out among others. He performs in both Cathedrals and clubs, appeared at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause for Thought.

Thursday 1st March. Andy Haynes. Andy is known as the Racing Preacher. He races motorbikes and sidecars as sidecar passenger and races on tracks across the UK and plans to race in the 2018 Isle of Man TT races. 

Monday 5th March. Brian Gault. Brian will be there with his wife May. Brian, as a result of the Thalidomide, disaster, was born with no arms and is one of this countries' 456 survivors from this tragedy. He writes and eats using his feet, drives a car etc! Brian will be sharing his story and how his faith helps.

Thursday 15th March. Steve Murray. Steve is a professional mime artist having trained in Los Angeles under one of the leading practitioners of this art. He tells his stories using mime, drama and music and seeks to inspire, encourage and challenge us. It has been said that in attending his presentations that it is an evening of roller coaster emotions packed with laughter and tears!

Following each event there will be an opportunity to meet and talk to our guests over nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink.

These events are ticketed. To order your tickets contact Graham Light on 01793 752671(day), 01793 759181(eve) or use the contact us form. A stamped addressed envelope is required if you want tickets posted.

Download the Lent Talk flyer here.