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Broadcast debut for Cranmer students

(29 January 2004)

Five trainee clergy will make their debut on BBC national radio when they present Pause For Thought on Radio 2 in a few days time.

Four Church of England clergy in training at Cranmer Hall, St.John's College, Durham and one student Methodist Minister training at the Wesley Study Centre, also at St.John's College, were put through their paces by Producer Lucy Greenwell during a 2 hour recording session in London.

The five trainee clergy will each present the two and a half minute programme at 0615 between 9-14 February when it is broadcast on BBC Radio 2's hugely successful early breakfast show, presented by Sarah Kennedy.

Annie Niash, Shaun Sandham, Nick Haigh, Juliet Wriglesworth and Mary Gregory each used the slot to explain something of what has been involved in them giving up their previous existence to offer themselves for full time ministry in the Church.

"It was great. We really enjoyed both the presentation of the programmes and then actually going down to London to be professionally produced. Now we have to wait to hear the results!" said Shaun this week.

The slot is produced by Unique Broadcasting, based in central London.

Each student had to prepare a script, present it to their producer, agree changes and then record the programme as live for future transmission.

Producer Lucy Greenwell said she thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and agreed there might be one or two future stars of the airwaves if they "keep at it."

26th January 2004

Picture shows students outside the Unique Broadcasting studios: from left to right: Nick Haigh, Mary Gregory, Shaun Sandham, Juliet Wriglesworth, Annie Naish.

For further information please contact Revd Rob Marshall tel: 01274 599622

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