Christians In Media to host first annual church service

The Bishop-Designate of Dover Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin and the Rt Rev Dr Graham Tomlin, the Bishop of Kensington, will be taking part in the first ever service for Christians working in the media industry. 

As politics becomes increasingly polarised, and the nature of media and communications changes, putting more pressure on those working in the media industry, Christians in Media is hosting this inaugural service this autumn.

Guest speaker, Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin, the Bishop of Kensington, will give the main address at the event on Thursday, 10 October. There will also be worship, prayer and encouraging stories from Christians working in this vital civic sector.

“At this crucial time in our nation’s history, it’s important for Christians from all walks of life to gather together and pray that we might be salt and light in every sector,”

said the Bishop of Kensington.

“There are few industries as important as the media at such a time as this – holding up a mirror to society. It will be my honour to minister to Christians working in the media so each and every one of them might be equipped to do what God has called them to do, for the sake of our nation.”

Chaplain to the House of Commons and soon-to-be Bishop of Dover, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, will be leading prayers and intercessions in the Christians in Media church service.

“As Christians working in public life, it is vitally important that we take time out to gather and pray,” said Rev Hudson-Wilkin. “Prayer must underpin all that we do. I have seen how prayer can make a difference just at the times when we need it most – whether for individuals going through the ups and downs of life, professionals seeking direction, or nations crying out for peace, reconciliation and healing in troubled times. It will be my honour to lead the prayers this autumn on behalf of Christians in Media who I believe have an important role to play.”

Musician and songwriter Danny O’Callaghan will also be leading worship at the service, with a diverse range of styles to reflect the Christians in Media community.

“I am thrilled Christians in Media is holding its very first Annual Media Church Service,” said Steve Cox, chair of the charity. “This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a broad, diverse media family to pray together, to celebrate together and inspire the many Christians who work in media with stories of genuine faith and hope.”

Doors will open at 6.15pm with refreshments and canapés upon arrival. The service will begin at 7pm and expected to end no later than 8.30pm.

Tea, coffee will be served after the service finishes. The service is a free event and registration is open now via Eventbrite to RSVP.

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