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Pop-up Christian radio returns to Aylsham

PopCorn  Grace Logo 3732017: Pop, Corn & Grace, the popular Christian community radio project based across communities around Aylsham will be broadcasting on 87.7 FM and on-line, continuously from May 31 until June 4.

After months of preparation, and in conjunction with the month-long 12 Towers Festival, the all-age team have put together a fascinating schedule packed with thought provoking, inspirational and uplifting stories from the heart of Aylsham and the surrounding rural parishes, whilst looking at what is happening in the wider world.
Broadcasts start at 6pm on Wednesday May 31, and will continue 24 hours a day until 9pm on Sunday June 4. They will include daily reflections from bishops and the archdeacon as they celebrate all God’s gifts in this inspirational season leading up to Pentecost on June 4, which is during the Archbishops’ special prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”.
Highlights of the week will include: 

  • A special look at pilgrimages with the Bishop of Norwich;
  • Truth and Reconciliation in S. Africa from two senior clergy who lived there in the 1980’s at the height of apartheid;
  • Parish Nursing;
  • Our Kids Team (ages 8+) will be producing and presenting their own 30 minute slot each evening, followed by our teenage team and their take on life and music.
  • Proms in the Church and news from the 12 Towers Festival,
  • Outside Broadcasts with roving reporters in Aylsham Town Square on Saturday June 3;
  • A specially recorded service on Sunday June 4 led by the Bishop of Lynn celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. 

Bishop of Lynn 300The project’s Patron, The Rt. Revd. Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, right, said:
Pop, Corn & Grace has come a long way in four years. Always ambitious and willing to push boundaries, I am thrilled to hear their plans for 2017 and am delighted be taking part on Thursday June 1.  
“When we set out in 2014, outside broadcasts and live streaming of concerts were things we could only dream about; but here we are now – thanks to the commitment of our excellent technical team – with the ability to make this happen.
“We are also going to be engaging with some thought-provoking topics in our discussion programmes for example: features on Restorative Justice, Apartheid, and How We Care for our Planet.  There is much to entertain too and virtually every genre of music will be represented in the playlists.
“We are Pop, Corn & Grace – engaging with Popular culture, a little bit Corny (on occasions) but with God’s Grace we seek to reach out to all in our communities in love and service”.



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