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October 2, 2016   No Comments

GRF at the Aye Write! festival

GRF’s smallVOICE podcast is hosting an event at this year’s Aye Write! which is Glasgow’s popular and well-established book festival.

At 6pm on Saturday 18 April we are delighted to welcome Rev Dave Tomlinson. Dave Tomlinson was vilified in the tabloid press as ‘the villains’ vicar’ after taking the funerals of two Great Train Robbers, including Ronnie Biggs’ in 2014. For ten years, Dave led a church gathering in a pub in Clapham; he is a rubbish birdwatcher, a Liverpool supporter and he is convinced that God shouldn’t be left in the hands of the religious.

smallVOICE brings Dave to Aye Write for an honest, maybe controversial, but always eminently reasonable session about finding God.

The session will be chaired by smallVOICE presenter Darrem McKinnon, and other members of the GRF Team will be at the event. Do come along, enjoy the session, and say hello!

Tickets are £9 and you can book online at or by telephone 0141 353 8000 or in person at The Mitchell Library. Check out the smallVOICE website at for updates and news.

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March 21, 2015   No Comments

Our smallVOICE podcast is one!

Small Voice presentation Team pic 1

Our smallVOICE podcast has just notched up its 1st birthday! Thanks to everyone for listening and interacting.

The podcast is a monthly mix of chat, reviews, live music and topical debate. All the content is led by the experienced broadcasting team of Margaret Tooth, Darren McKinnon and Anne Muir (pictured above).

You can listen to it on our dedicated website at or subscribe on iTunes and listen to it on your mp3 player or phone.

We’ve had some great studio guests – including former Moderators of the General Assembly! There’s been laughs, great songs and challenging thoughts.

You can let us know what you think about the podcast via the website or on Twitter (@small_voice1).

August 4, 2014   No Comments

GRF nominated for two Sandford Awards

GRF is delighted to have two programmes shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Sandford St Martin Awards.

Our documentary about Mary Livingstone, Mrs Livingstone I Presume?, is shortlisted in the Radio category (and is the only non-BBC produced or broadcast programme in that category).

Mrs Livingstone I Presume? was broadcast by Premier Radio in London on 27 May 2013. Read more information about the programme.

In the Podcasts category, our Christmas edition of smallVOICE has been shortlisted. You can find out more about the podcast on the smallVOICE website: and you can listen to the podcast here.

The Sandford St Martin Awards are broadcast awards for radio and TV programmes that reflect religious, spiritual or ethical themes. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace on 3 June 2014.

April 16, 2014   No Comments

Two Jerusalem Awards for GRF


We’re very happy to report that our two shortlisted programmes both won awards at last night’s Jerusalem Awards held at BAFTA in London.

The programmes were very different  – one a personal reflection for Fathers’ Day; the other, a satirical television sketch for Christmas – but the judges were fulsome in their praise for both. The Fathers’ Day piece was ‘very moving’ and involving; the sketch was ‘clever and creative, with a smart Christian message’.

GRF Team members, Brian Muir and Gillian McKinnon, were at the award ceremony to accept the awards on behalf of GRF.


October 17, 2013   2 Comments

Good Friday meditation

A meditation for Good Friday in words and music. Click to play on the player below.

Some of the words copyright Wildgoose Publications used with permission.

March 29, 2013   No Comments

Music & words for Maundy Thursday

“From the Garden to the Cross” : words and music tracing the events of Maundy Thursday night and Friday morning.

Click on the player below to play. (Approx 5 minutes duration.)

March 28, 2013   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

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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