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Goodbye St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid's Church Northenden

Greg Forster shares 36 years of Northenden memories with WFM 97.2

 

In a wide-ranging interview, recently-retired Rector of Northenden, Greg Forster, reflects on his career, life in Northenden, the state of belief in the UK, and the role of the Church of England in the 21st century.

You can listen on 97.2 FM or online on wfmradio.org at the following times:

 

Sunday March 27th

6.00 pm Part 1
7.00 pm Part 2
11.00 pm Parts 1 & 2

Monday March 28th

8.00 am Part 1
9.30 am Part 2
10.00 pm Parts 1 & 2

Tues March 29th

8.00 pm Parts 1 & 2

Thurs March 31st

10.00 pm Parts 1 & 2
Greg Forster, Rector of Northenden, has retired after 36 years in charge at historic St Wilfrid’s Church in Northenden.

After serving the Parish since 1979, the energetic 68-year-old decided it was time to put his feet up at the end of 2015.

Now for Easter, Wythenshawe FM presents an in-depth interview, in two parts, recorded with the Rector before his retirement, as he was packing and preparing to say goodbye to the Parish.

In this interview, you can hear what Greg Forster had to say about the unique insights he gained into Northenden in his role as Rector and in his role as President of Northenden Civic Society.

You can hear about the discoveries he made as a local history researcher and amateur archaeologist – in a Parish which has a history of more than a 1,000 years – and also learn why the Rector could sometimes be spotted wielding a scythe in the churchyard, what all those flags hoisted above St Wilfrid’s Church were about, and why NOT playing the guitar had advantages at the job interview back in the 1970s.

In this wide-ranging interview, Greg Forster reflects on his career, life in Northenden, the state of belief in the UK, and the role of the Church of England in the 21st century.
[Pic of pulpit at St Wilfrid’s Church in Northenden by Tim Young]

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