Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Niall Cooper of CAP & Mike Hart

Duration: 24:11

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Niall Cooper, Executive Director of Church Action on Poverty, and Mike Hart, the Synod’s Transformation Director, to talk about the Let’s End Poverty campaign.  It’s a broad-based campaign to encourage churches to use the time between now and the General Election to host a series of constructive, serious conversations with our local MPs and those seeking to represent us during the forthcoming election about how much of a priority poverty is to them personally.  Mike Hart is spearheading the Synod’s involvement as it’s own anti-poverty campaign – a fundamental part of its mission.  Listen … and more importantly, get involved!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Cathy Varley of Locality

Duration: 24:58

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Cathy Varley from Locality to talk about Community Audits for churches that want to explore and identify their mission. Locality is a regional organisation and Cathy is already working with Albion, Beulah and Little Halton. Contact your Synod Mentor if you want to explore or commission a Community Audit for your church.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King, Synod Pastor

Duration: 26:23

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Elizabeth Gray-King on her time as Synod Pastor over the past 2.5 years.  Discover the challenges and opportunities she’s faced, how she thinks the Synod is pioneering the way forward for the URC, and what lies ahead for her in retirement.  You’d be forgiven for thinking members and ministers are queuing up to be part of us! They probably would, if only they knew …

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | Meet Singer-Songwriter Leo Roberts

Duration: 33:37

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Leo Roberts. Most of us know Leo as the Synod Chilren & Youth Development Officer (CYDO; in this episode, Lawrence explores his “other life” as a singer-songwriter. Listen as Leo talks about how he got started, the instruments he plays, the process of writing a song and how music relates to his faith.  As an extra treat, you get to hear him play and sing some of his songs!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | "Going for Gold!" - Clitheroe's Gold Eco-church award

Duration: 22:18

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Wendy Higson and Izzy Lamb to talk about Clitheroe United Reformed Church’s Gold Eco-church award.  Discover the ways in which their eco-church journey has transformed not only their buildings but the lives and spirituality of the congregation and brought a new dimension to their relationships within the community. Be inspired to find ways of making small,incremental changes that have a long-term significance. Consider starting your own journey as part of your discipleship and mission.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Mike Hart, Transformation Director

Duration: 23:52

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Mike Hart, our Synod Treasurer, to discover what his new role as Transformation Director entails.  Mike remains Treasurer until March 2024, but took up his new role at the beginning of 2023.  Hear him unpack his contention that churches can best use him when, like Baldrick of Black Adder fame, “they have a cunning plan but aren’t sure how to make it happen”!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii & family

Duration: 27:40

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii, his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Blessed to talk about their journey from Zimbabwe to ministry here in the NW Synod of the United Reformed Church.  Kurauone came here on a Certificate of Eligibility after both he and the Synod underwent a journey of discernment together that involved a key meeting on Zoom, with Kurauone standing in the rain (because it was the only spot in which he could get reception) while Nancy stood, holding the umbrella! Meet Nancy, who has studied Women’s Miniastry in Zambia, and Blessed, whose wisdom far exceeds her 14 years, and enjoy a taste of the music they make together.

Talking NW Synod

by Revd Dr Rob Hoch | in conversation with Professor Anthony Reddie Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University

Duration: 48.00

As the NWS continues to respond to the call of the Legacies of Slavery Confession and Apology, Professor Anthony Reddie explores the human journey from a “fixed identity” to an identity of “complex subjectivity”.  Using personal stories and the insights and challenges of Black Liberation Theology, Professor Reddie helps people of faith acquire a greater appreciation of their intrinsic and beautiful complexity. That complexity, he argues, will help White people begin to answer the call to repair justice in our time.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Dr Rob Hoch

Duration: 28:14

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Dr Rob Hoch, the Synod’s Training & Learning Mentor. 

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King

 

Duration: 24:18
Transitional Moderator: 00:50
Ministry of Elders: 13:55

In the first of an occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Elizabeth  Gray-King about exciting developments in the Synod’s immediate future: the appointment of Revd Clare Downing as the Synod’s Transitional Moderator and the Mission & Discipleship Mentors’ investment in the ministry of Elders.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Cathy Varley of Locality

Duration: 24:58

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Cathy Varley from Locality to talk about Community Audits for churches that want to explore and identify their mission. Locality is a regional organisation and Cathy is already working with Albion, Beulah and Little Halton. Contact your Synod Mentor if you want to explore or commission a Community Audit for your church.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King, Synod Pastor

Duration: 26:23

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Elizabeth Gray-King on her time as Synod Pastor over the past 2.5 years.  Discover the challenges and opportunities she’s faced, how she thinks the Synod is pioneering the way forward for the URC, and what lies ahead for her in retirement.  You’d be forgiven for thinking members and ministers are queuing up to be part of us! They probably would, if only they knew …

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | Meet Singer-Songwriter Leo Roberts

Duration: 33:37

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Leo Roberts. Most of us know Leo as the Synod Chilren & Youth Development Officer (CYDO; in this episode, Lawrence explores his “other life” as a singer-songwriter. Listen as Leo talks about how he got started, the instruments he plays, the process of writing a song and how music relates to his faith.  As an extra treat, you get to hear him play and sing some of his songs!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | "Going for Gold!" - Clitheroe's Gold Eco-church award

Duration: 22:18

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Wendy Higson and Izzy Lamb to talk about Clitheroe United Reformed Church’s Gold Eco-church award.  Discover the ways in which their eco-church journey has transformed not only their buildings but the lives and spirituality of the congregation and brought a new dimension to their relationships within the community. Be inspired to find ways of making small,incremental changes that have a long-term significance. Consider starting your own journey as part of your discipleship and mission.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Mike Hart, Transformation Director

Duration: 23:52

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Mike Hart, our Synod Treasurer, to discover what his new role as Transformation Director entails.  Mike remains Treasurer until March 2024, but took up his new role at the beginning of 2023.  Hear him unpack his contention that churches can best use him when, like Baldrick of Black Adder fame, “they have a cunning plan but aren’t sure how to make it happen”!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii & family

Duration: 27:40

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii, his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Blessed to talk about their journey from Zimbabwe to ministry here in the NW Synod of the United Reformed Church.  Kurauone came here on a Certificate of Eligibility after both he and the Synod underwent a journey of discernment together that involved a key meeting on Zoom, with Kurauone standing in the rain (because it was the only spot in which he could get reception) while Nancy stood, holding the umbrella! Meet Nancy, who has studied Women’s Miniastry in Zambia, and Blessed, whose wisdom far exceeds her 14 years, and enjoy a taste of the music they make together.

Talking NW Synod

by Revd Dr Rob Hoch | in conversation with Professor Anthony Reddie Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University

Duration: 48.00

As the NWS continues to respond to the call of the Legacies of Slavery Confession and Apology, Professor Anthony Reddie explores the human journey from a “fixed identity” to an identity of “complex subjectivity”.  Using personal stories and the insights and challenges of Black Liberation Theology, Professor Reddie helps people of faith acquire a greater appreciation of their intrinsic and beautiful complexity. That complexity, he argues, will help White people begin to answer the call to repair justice in our time.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Dr Rob Hoch

Duration: 28:14

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Dr Rob Hoch, the Synod’s Training & Learning Mentor. 

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King

 

Duration: 24:18
Transitional Moderator: 00:50
Ministry of Elders: 13:55

In the first of an occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Elizabeth  Gray-King about exciting developments in the Synod’s immediate future: the appointment of Revd Clare Downing as the Synod’s Transitional Moderator and the Mission & Discipleship Mentors’ investment in the ministry of Elders.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Cathy Varley of Locality

Duration: 24:58

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Cathy Varley from Locality to talk about Community Audits for churches that want to explore and identify their mission. Locality is a regional organisation and Cathy is already working with Albion, Beulah and Little Halton. Contact your Synod Mentor if you want to explore or commission a Community Audit for your church.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King, Synod Pastor

Duration: 26:23

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Elizabeth Gray-King on her time as Synod Pastor over the past 2.5 years.  Discover the challenges and opportunities she’s faced, how she thinks the Synod is pioneering the way forward for the URC, and what lies ahead for her in retirement.  You’d be forgiven for thinking members and ministers are queuing up to be part of us! They probably would, if only they knew …

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | Meet Singer-Songwriter Leo Roberts

Duration: 33:37

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Leo Roberts. Most of us know Leo as the Synod Chilren & Youth Development Officer (CYDO; in this episode, Lawrence explores his “other life” as a singer-songwriter. Listen as Leo talks about how he got started, the instruments he plays, the process of writing a song and how music relates to his faith.  As an extra treat, you get to hear him play and sing some of his songs!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | "Going for Gold!" - Clitheroe's Gold Eco-church award

Duration: 22:18

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Wendy Higson and Izzy Lamb to talk about Clitheroe United Reformed Church’s Gold Eco-church award.  Discover the ways in which their eco-church journey has transformed not only their buildings but the lives and spirituality of the congregation and brought a new dimension to their relationships within the community. Be inspired to find ways of making small,incremental changes that have a long-term significance. Consider starting your own journey as part of your discipleship and mission.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Mike Hart, Transformation Director

Duration: 23:52

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Mike Hart, our Synod Treasurer, to discover what his new role as Transformation Director entails.  Mike remains Treasurer until March 2024, but took up his new role at the beginning of 2023.  Hear him unpack his contention that churches can best use him when, like Baldrick of Black Adder fame, “they have a cunning plan but aren’t sure how to make it happen”!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii & family

Duration: 27:40

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii, his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Blessed to talk about their journey from Zimbabwe to ministry here in the NW Synod of the United Reformed Church.  Kurauone came here on a Certificate of Eligibility after both he and the Synod underwent a journey of discernment together that involved a key meeting on Zoom, with Kurauone standing in the rain (because it was the only spot in which he could get reception) while Nancy stood, holding the umbrella! Meet Nancy, who has studied Women’s Miniastry in Zambia, and Blessed, whose wisdom far exceeds her 14 years, and enjoy a taste of the music they make together.

Talking NW Synod

by Revd Dr Rob Hoch | in conversation with Professor Anthony Reddie Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University

Duration: 48.00

As the NWS continues to respond to the call of the Legacies of Slavery Confession and Apology, Professor Anthony Reddie explores the human journey from a “fixed identity” to an identity of “complex subjectivity”.  Using personal stories and the insights and challenges of Black Liberation Theology, Professor Reddie helps people of faith acquire a greater appreciation of their intrinsic and beautiful complexity. That complexity, he argues, will help White people begin to answer the call to repair justice in our time.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Dr Rob Hoch

Duration: 28:14

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Dr Rob Hoch, the Synod’s Training & Learning Mentor. 

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King

 

Duration: 24:18
Transitional Moderator: 00:50
Ministry of Elders: 13:55

In the first of an occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Elizabeth  Gray-King about exciting developments in the Synod’s immediate future: the appointment of Revd Clare Downing as the Synod’s Transitional Moderator and the Mission & Discipleship Mentors’ investment in the ministry of Elders.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | Meet Singer-Songwriter Leo Roberts

Duration: 33:37

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Leo Roberts. Most of us know Leo as the Synod Chilren & Youth Development Officer (CYDO; in this episode, Lawrence explores his “other life” as a singer-songwriter. Listen as Leo talks about how he got started, the instruments he plays, the process of writing a song and how music relates to his faith.  As an extra treat, you get to hear him play and sing some of his songs!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | "Going for Gold!" - Clitheroe's Gold Eco-church award

Duration: 22:18

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Wendy Higson and Izzy Lamb to talk about Clitheroe United Reformed Church’s Gold Eco-church award.  Discover the ways in which their eco-church journey has transformed not only their buildings but the lives and spirituality of the congregation and brought a new dimension to their relationships within the community. Be inspired to find ways of making small,incremental changes that have a long-term significance. Consider starting your own journey as part of your discipleship and mission.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Mike Hart, Transformation Director

Duration: 23:52

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Mike Hart, our Synod Treasurer, to discover what his new role as Transformation Director entails.  Mike remains Treasurer until March 2024, but took up his new role at the beginning of 2023.  Hear him unpack his contention that churches can best use him when, like Baldrick of Black Adder fame, “they have a cunning plan but aren’t sure how to make it happen”!

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii & family

Duration: 27:40

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with Revd Kurauone Mutimwii, his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Blessed to talk about their journey from Zimbabwe to ministry here in the NW Synod of the United Reformed Church.  Kurauone came here on a Certificate of Eligibility after both he and the Synod underwent a journey of discernment together that involved a key meeting on Zoom, with Kurauone standing in the rain (because it was the only spot in which he could get reception) while Nancy stood, holding the umbrella! Meet Nancy, who has studied Women’s Miniastry in Zambia, and Blessed, whose wisdom far exceeds her 14 years, and enjoy a taste of the music they make together.

Talking NW Synod

by Revd Dr Rob Hoch | in conversation with Professor Anthony Reddie Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University

Duration: 48.00

As the NWS continues to respond to the call of the Legacies of Slavery Confession and Apology, Professor Anthony Reddie explores the human journey from a “fixed identity” to an identity of “complex subjectivity”.  Using personal stories and the insights and challenges of Black Liberation Theology, Professor Reddie helps people of faith acquire a greater appreciation of their intrinsic and beautiful complexity. That complexity, he argues, will help White people begin to answer the call to repair justice in our time.

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Revd Dr Rob Hoch

Duration: 28:14

In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Dr Rob Hoch, the Synod’s Training & Learning Mentor. 

Talking NW Synod

by Lawrence Heath-Moore | in conversation with Elizabeth Gray-King

 

Duration: 24:18
Transitional Moderator: 00:50
Ministry of Elders: 13:55

In the first of an occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore talks to Revd Elizabeth  Gray-King about exciting developments in the Synod’s immediate future: the appointment of Revd Clare Downing as the Synod’s Transitional Moderator and the Mission & Discipleship Mentors’ investment in the ministry of Elders.

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