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Podcasts for Lent

GRF has been recording weekly podcasts based on Christian Aid’s ‘Count Your Blessings’ Lenten themes.

This has taken over (for the duration of Lent) our regular Moral Mixdown podcast, which discusses topical issues. This is always from a viewpoint of Christian faith, and also hopes to come at the issues from angles not necessarily represented in the wider media.

Director of Christian Aid in Scotland, Kathy Galloway,  took part in one of our Moral Mixdown podcasts last year.

You can hear GRF’s Lenten podcasts here: www.moralmixdown.org

February 25, 2013   No Comments

Christmas sketches on new YouTube channel

You can listen to specially-recorded Christmas sketches on GRF’s new YouTube channel. These involve well-known aspects from the Christmas story re-imagined in the light of some popular TV programmes. So we have shepherds rehearsing for The Choir; King Herod’s spin doctor in The Thick of It; the 3 Wise Men and their ‘fixer’ sounding like a well-known Blackadder character; and, there’s One Born Every Minute, so the midwife is visiting young, pregnant Mary.

December 20, 2012   No Comments

Latest Prayer Letter

Click here to read our latest Prayer Letter, bringing you up-to-date with GRF’s work.

October 2012 Prayer Letter

October 8, 2012   No Comments

GRF programmes shortisted for Jerusalem Awards

GRF has two programmes shortisted for this year’s Jerusalem Awards:  ‘Christmas Music Mix – Light’ which was broadcast by Downtown Radio in Belfast and ‘Advent Music Mix – Hope’ which was broadcast by Central FM in Stirlingshire.  The producer of both programmes, Holly McGuigan, is also nominated in the ‘Under 25s’ category. The awards ceremony takes place at BAFTA in London on 11 October.

October 3, 2012   No Comments

GRF feature in Life & Work magazine

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The most recent edition of the Church of Scotland’s Life & Work magazine contains several items about the nature and impact of religious broadcasting today. The main feature contains an interview with GRF team members, as well as other significant people involved in religious broadcasting in Scotland.

October 3, 2012   No Comments

March 2012 Prayer Letter

Our March Prayer Letter gives you updates about recent radio programme production, prayer points, and Team news. You can read or download it here: GRF Prayer Letter March 2012

If you would like to receive GRF’s Prayer Letter regularly by joining our mailing list, please contact the.team@grf.org.uk

 

May 17, 2012   No Comments

December 2011 Prayer Letter

Our December Prayer Letter gives you updates about all our recent radio programmes, details about our latest  award nominations and team news. Read it here: GRF Prayer Letter Dec 2011.

There are also response forms allowing you to contribute to the work of the team. GRF Prayer Letter Response Forms Dec 2011

If you would like to receive GRF’s Prayer Letter regularly by joining our mailing list, please contact the.team@grf.org.uk

December 8, 2011   No Comments

Jerusalem Awards 2011

Members of the GRF team were in London on 20 October at the 2011 Jerusalem Awards for which four of our programmes had been shortlisted. In the event GRF attained two ‘Finalist’ awards, including one for team member Holly McGuigan in the ‘Under-25s’ category. We were delighted that team member Margaret Tooth won an Award for an Easter radio programme broadcast on Central FM in central Scotland.

Jerusalem Awards 2011

Jerusalem Awards 2011

November 16, 2011   1 Comment

April 2011 Prayer Letter

Our April Prayer Letter gives you updates about all our recent radio programmes, details about a new award nomination and team news. Read it here: Prayer Letter April 2011

If you would like to receive GRF’s Prayer Letter regularly by joining our mailing list, please contact the.team@grf.org.uk

April 25, 2011   No Comments

Lent and Easter Programmes 2011

GRF recorded a large number of programmes for Lent and Easter, all very varied for a variety of audiences. In total, we produced:

– five music features for Lent

– three short sketches for Maundy Thursday (the kitchen at the Last Supper; the Roman centurian and his wife; would-be muggers in the Garden of Gethsemane)

– ‘A Leper’s Tale’, a dramatic monologue for Good Friday

– ‘Who Died for Us’, a poem for Good Friday

– ‘Black Saturday’, a poem for Holy Saturday

These programmes were picked up by radio stations across Britain including Central FM (Stirlingshire), Ayr Christian Radio, Revival Radio (Lanarkshire), County Sound Radio (Guildford) and UCB Ireland.

April 25, 2011   No Comments