A collection of interviews with people throughout West Berkshire that work in the community supporting others, providing pastoral care.

Faith

Disability & The Church with Rev. Katie Tupling

An amusing interview with The Revd Katie Tupling, who describes the challenges she and others in the church face, as people with disabilities. Katie, who was born with cerebral palsy, says the Church of England must do more to support and enable those with disabilities to discover and pursue their vocations – particularly in leadership roles. Katie is the new Disability and Deaf People Advisor for the Oxford Diocese. The role in Oxford is something of a blank canvas, but it is the role Katie feels she could have written the job description for personally.

 

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Child Protection, Domestic Abuse & The Elderly with Karen Frost.

Karen Frost has worked in Child Protection for 14 years, in West Berkshire, specialising for the last 5 years in working with families (perpetrator, victim & children) who experience domestic abuse and is now employed part time as a Pastoral Development Worker, for the Methodist church,  a new role she has been making her own.

This show was 33rd in the global interview chart.

 

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Waterway Chapliancy with Mark Rudall

Mark Rudall is a waterway chaplain.Waterway Chaplains are people who help all who come they come across along the UK’s waterways and canals, but especially the more vulnerable and marginalised Chaplains are volunteers from local churches and they regularly visit the waterways offering companionship and a listening ear to individuals and businesses. The  chaplains build and maintain relationships as they often help to sort out more involved issues with the boater e.g. poverty, health & benefits problems leading to transformation in peoples lives.

This show was 5th in the global interview chart.

 

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Count Everyone In with Pete & Christine Winmill 

Pete & Christine Winmill from Newbury,  started the charity ‘Count Everyone In’ a charity that makes a welcoming place for those that are marginalised by society, including the church. A Christian Charity, it supports those in the community that have Learning Difficulties- such as Autism and Down’s Syndrome- for example. Holding training days and events, their aim is to inspire and equip churches to be welcome and accessible to all.

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Mobile Libraries, School Children, Coffee Mornings & The Elderly Brought Together with Rev Miri Keen.

Miri, from Great Shefford,  has been working with the mobile libraries to ensure they visit all the village schools and is anticipating older people meeting with the young over a cup of tea and a story or two.

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