Online chat show takes faith outside the box

20 September 2021

Welcoming people of all faiths and none, a weekly online chat show exploring spirituality in an inclusive, fun and non-judgemental way will be launched by the Methodist Church this month.

Hope & Anchor features guests from Britain and across the world who are taking faith outside the box, addressing challenging questions and preconceptions with intelligence and laughter and inviting viewers to explore new spiritual landscapes.

The Revd Trey Hall, Director and Evangelism and Growth for the Methodist Church, said:

“Imagine a table at your local pub where friends and strangers meet up and talk about anything and everything, from the frivolous to the sublime – this is the energy of Hope & Anchor.

“It’s a show for everyone – especially those who don’t consider themselves religious but are spiritually curious and Christians who creatively challenge the status quo and are passionate about change.”

Guests confirmed include:

  • Chine McDonald, broadcaster and head of community fundraising & public engagement at Christian Aid,
  • Ms Penny Cost, the first drag queen to become a candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.
  • Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle since 2017.
  • Guvna B, rapper, author and broadcaster.

Hope and Anchor is co-hosted by Sonia Hicks, President of the Methodist Conference, Thelma Commey, past Methodist Youth President, Jenny Pathmarajah, Methodist presbyter, and Trey Hall, Director of Evangelism and Growth.

Livestreamed on Facebook, the weekly show starts on Tuesday 28 September between 12:45 and 1:15 .

Sign up for weekly news about the show here.

Watch our trailer here: