THE VIEW FROM HERE celebrates National Armed Forces Day

This weekend we celebrate National Armed Forces Day.

In recognition of this each of our guests has served in the army at some time in their lives. 

9am – Reverend Mark Chester, reserve army padre, explains the role of an army chaplain. Mark explores faith during times of  war and how Christianity makes sense of this. 

10am – Clive Jackson has had a traumatic life, experiencing severe mental health problems throughout. He tells us about his life and how his time in the army helped to shape who he now is. His realisation that Jesus is the path to salvation is a crucial key to his survival. *WARNING* this interview contains issues of abuse and suicide. Clive’s biography is entitled “Struck Down but not Destroyed” by Diane Morrison and is available from Knaphill Print in Knaphill. 

11am – Paul and Debbie join us to talk about the Queen’s Regiment Memorial Garden in Holmbury St Mary near Dorking. Paul served in the Queen’s Regiment and had a dream to establish a place where servicemen can spend time in contemplation, remembering those they have served with. The garden was opened on 7th June 2014 and is now flourishing. As part of the project funds are raised to support former military personnel who have fallen on hard times.   The Queen’s Memorial Garden  Pasture Wood Road, Holmbury St Mary Dorking, Surrey RH5 6LH

Sunday 28th June

9am – 12noon