Lent Talks 2022 

Road Farm

Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect, to consider different perspectives and to discover new aspects of faith in God.  Hear from and discuss these important issues with two ministers from different backgrounds, widely travelled financier and a Civil Engineer. Each talk starts at 5pm at St Peter and St Paul.  All are welcome to come, listen and join in. Donations in aid of Road Farm Countryways are welcome.   Each talk will be followed by a Compline service at 6pm if you wish to join us afterwards. 

All the talks will be Streamed Live On-Line. Just click here this link about 5 minutes before the talk starts. 

image0 13th March – The Three Faces of Christ with Rev. Canon Alan Mustoe
 Down through the years artists have painted the face of Christ. Some will resonate
 with us; others will not. In this Lent Talk Alan looked at three different faces of
 Christ  as we begin the journey towards Easter.

 Rev’d Canon Alan Mustoe retired two years ago after 41 years in the Diocese of
 Rochester; he and his wife Kathleen moved to Great Missenden eleven months ago.  He enjoys painting, walking and tries to follow Spurs.

 Alan's talk can be seen here.

Alan has added copies of the pictures which inspired his work to the presentation he used in the talk. You can see this extended presentation here.

 20220301-Photo Mitchell-O20th March – Faith in the Services with Rev. Wg Cdr Ashley Mitchell
Ashley reflected on a ministry in the armed forces.

Born in Swansea, Padre Ashley Mitchell currently serves Senior Chaplain at RAF Halton.  Prior to this he was Chaplain to the European Joint Support Unit in Belgium, supporting Service Personnel across Europe and Turkey.  He has also served at many other RAF bases in the UK and operationally in the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Belize, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya and the Falkland Islands.  Prior to serving as a military chaplain, he was Minor Canon of St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales.  He enjoys music, cinema, horse riding, Scottish dancing, good food and Parkrunning.

Ashley's talk can be seen here.

20210427 11090727th March – Global Money Laundering - the Price of Globalisation
with Guy Priestley.

The fight against ‘dirty money’ is generally presented as a simple Manichean matter. 
 In reality, the lines are blurred, political hypocrisy entrenched and the front line
 faced with constant moral quandaries inherent in the entire system of global trade
 and capital movement.

Guy has spent 40 years in Finance, travelling widely in the Middle East and Asia.  For the last 10 years before retiring in 2018 he specialised in Anti-Money Laundering.

Guy's talk can be seen here.

The presentation used by Guy during the talk can be seen here.


3rd April – Eco-friendly Buildings with Tom Capron. TomCapron 1eebe286-1
How can we make the buildings we live and work in support the Government’s climate action goals of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and avert the climate crisis?

Tom is a chartered engineer working for a building services engineering consultancy.  He designs how energy is controlled in a building, mainly concerned with efficient heating, lighting, ventilation and electrical systems.

Tom's talk can be seen here.

The presentation used by Tom during the talk can be seen here.