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the MediaNet

I have a message from Andrew Graystone – Director of the Churches Media Council:

Hi there,

I want you to know about a new organisation that comes into being this May.  It is called theMediaNet and its role is to support people like you – Christians who are working in every branch of the broadcast media.

Our aim is to find ways of linking Christians right across the country – to provide encouragement, support, advice and discipleship for people who are working in TV, radio, on-line and associated sectors.   We’ll do that through an interactive and informative website, through meetings and events, and through a network of media “chaplains” across the country. 

And here’s where I need your help.  I want to make sure that what theMediaNet provides is exactly what someone like you needs.  So I want to ask for your three things.

1   Help  The planning and organisation of theMediaNet will come from its members.  To start that off I’m inviting you to meet me to think through the possibilities.  There will be three gatherings you can choose from:

London        11-2 on Saturday 3rd March at St Pauls, Robert Adam Square

Manchester  11-2 on Saturday 10th March at Starbucks, Oxford Road

Edinburgh    Date to follow shortly

 Whichever one you come to, I’ll buy the lunch!

 2   Advice  Please would you think about the three or four issues that are most challenging for you as a Christian working in the media – and let me know what they are.

 3   Contacts  This depends on being able to contact with Christians who are working in the media.  So who else needs to know about this ?  Who would be helped by what theMediaNet could offer?  Can you please forward this email to any Christians you know who are working in the media?  Thanks. 

 theMediaNet is being launched by The Churches Media Council – a body that represents all the mainstream Christian churches in their relationships with the media.  The launch of theMediaNet is being supported by the Jerusalem Trust.  It is the successor to the Association of Christians in Media, which has been supporting Christians in broadcasting for many years. 

Please will you try to join us at one of the planning meetings to help create a really good, exciting organisation.  I’d be glad if you would let me know if you’re coming. 

Best wishes,

Andrew Graystone


07772 710090

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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