This is the Blog of Tony Miles (Media Chaplain and Deputy Superintendent Minister of Methodist Central Hall, Westminster).
For more details about Tony’s chaplaincy see www.mediachaplain.org.uk
Tony is a Methodist Minister, broadcaster, and author. This blog is for anyone who may find it helpful.
Tony grew up in Epsom, Surrey (England), and became a Christian in 1979. He first worked as a moneybroker for a stockbroking firm in the City, London, whilst running a mobile discotheque semi-professionally in the evenings (“Catch 45 Mobile Disco”). His life then changed direction when he went to Cliff (Bible) College (1983/4), afterwhich he worked as a Lay Pastoral Assistant at Epsom Methodist Church (1984/6).
He married Frances (1985) and they now have 2 children: Hannah and Jonathan. Called to the ministry, he was trained at Wesley College, Bristol (1986/89). His first ministerial appointment consisted of 4 churches in the Colchester Circuit (1989/95); his second post was in the London (Forest) Circuit – 2 churches in Lougthon (1995-2004). In 2004 he joined the ministerial team at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster (part-time) and is now the Deputy Superintendent.
The remainder of his time is spent writing, broadcasting, and pioneering an ecumenical Media Chaplaincy – primarily to support commercial radio in London and Essex.
This is funded by the Essex Churches and the Methodist Church. For over 13 years Tony was the Saturday breakfast presenter Premier Christian Radio, but since January 2011 he has reduced his ‘on air’ hours and now presents the Saturday Quiet Time from 6am – 8am. He is also now a contributor to the 5.45am slot on BBC Radio’s Pause for Thought with Vanessa Feltz.
Tony has written three books: ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, ‘Maybe Today’ and ‘Like A Child’ (which he wrote with his wife Frances). He also contributes to Living Light (Nationwide Christian Trust).
Tony is the vice-chair and trustee of the Church and Media Network (including the theMediaNet); a trustee of the Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs, a trustee of Methodist Central Hall; and a member of the Radio Academy. He is also a Rotarian and a member of the Loughton and Buckhurst Hill Rotary Club.
Tony lives in Loughton, Essex and Tony has over 16 years experience as a commercial radio presenter and many years history with hospital radio.
His interests include: popular music, holidays, writing, the theatre, and Fulham FC.