Rabbi Lionel Blue

I want to give massive thanks to Rev. Micheal Hampson, in his capacity as editor of Wagtail, for reminding me of some of the wonderful broadcasts made by Rabbi Lionel Blue, on BBC Radio “Thought for the Day”, as I drove to work in a morning.

His voice, demeanour and attitude to life, I always found uplifting. Very few clerics can get their message across, and make you smile at the same time especially at some ungodly hour in the morning.

At the 2010 Sandford St Martin Trust awards – Rabbi Lionel Blue was given a special personal award for religious broadcasting – most notably his contributions over many years to “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio 4. This is his response to the award, shown on video at the ceremony at Lambeth Palace. You can watch him on YouTube at:this link, and I urge you to do so.

In Wagtail Micheal was speaking about the Lent Book Group readings of Lionel Blues book “My Affair with Christianity”.I am sure that Shirley at the Library in Kirkby can put you on the waiting list.

If Wagtail has not popped through your door then check this months out at  Wagtail – February 2018.

John Keegan


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