Familiar faces set for Question Time in Long Sutton

Gilson Lavis (back row second left) with other guests at a Question Time-style event during This Life...Live It at Peele Leisure Centre, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Gilson Lavis (back row second left) with other guests at a Question Time-style event during This Life...Live It at Peele Leisure Centre, Long Sutton. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • Film Time as well for This Life...Live It

A musician famous for playing in a band with TV music presenter Jools Holland will be coming under question in Long Sutton next month.

Gilson Lavis, drummer with Squeeze and Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, is one of the guests at a Question Time-style evening as part of This Life...Live It, a community event aimed at people in Long Sutton, Lutton and Gedney Drove End.

An evening with ex-Archbishop of Canterbury 
Dr Rowan Williams (centre) at St Mary's Church, Long Sutton, alongside Father Jonathon Sibley (left) and Rev Nic Hasnip.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

An evening with ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (centre) at St Mary's Church, Long Sutton, alongside Father Jonathon Sibley (left) and Rev Nic Hasnip. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The free question-and answer event, called Life and Faith in the 21st Century, will be held at The Market House, Long Sutton, on Thursday, March 10 at 7.30pm.

Other panel members alongside Gilson will include the Bishop of Grimsby, the Right Reverend David Court, and Pastor Chas Sandhu of The Lighthouse Church, Spalding.

Rev Nic Hasnip, of Long Sutton Baptist Church, which has organised the event jointly with St Mary’s Church in the town, said: “Last summer saw the start of a series of events which included a talk by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams about his life as head of the Church of England.

“It also included a question-and-answer session on faith and belief, so this year’s events are a follow-on on from that success.”

It’s a profound joy and a remarkable thing to see churches working and co-operating together

Father Jonathan Sibley, priest-in-charge of St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton

Also being shown as part of This Life...Live is the film God Is Not Dead which can be seen on Thursday, March 17, both at St Mary’s Church Hall (2.15pm) and also at Long Sutton Baptist Church (7.30pm). The film is about an American university professor whose non-belief in God is challenged by a student who is then given the chance to argue for His existence in front of fellow students.

Father Jonathan Sibley, priest-in-charge of St Mary’s, Long Sutton, said: “Last June, we had a wonderful week when we were able to reach into the community and share our faith.

“It’s a profound joy and a remarkable thing to see churches working and co-operating together.

“We’re humbled to be as highly regarded as we are in terms of being a model community across the Diocese of Lincoln.”

Both churches are also hosting a series of teachings for Lent, starting on Wednesday, February 25, at St Mary’s Church at 10.30am and then at Long Sutton Baptist Church at 7.30pm.

The series includes talks by TV star David Suchet and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby.

For more details, call 01406 362033 or 01406 362333.

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