The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

Friday, 10pm

The Leap of Faith Friday 9 February 2018

The Leap Of Faith

The Leap Of Faith

On the Leap of Faith, this week we meet two men whose lives intertwine in more ways than one. Both are clergymen, both fathers to international rugby players and both have lives dedicated to faith and family. We meet Canon Horace McKinley Rector of Whitechurch parish in Dublin and father of Ian McKinley who plays international rugby for Italy. 

We also meet the Reverend Graham Stockdale who balances two contrasting chaplaincy jobs, one at Southern Area Hospice Services in Newry and the other at Maghaberry and Hydebank Prisons in Northern Ireland. He is the father of Jacob Stockdale, Irish International Rugby Player.  Both men discover, in this 30-minute conversation how their shared passions for faith, family and rugby are similar even though this is the first time they have met. 

Leap of Faith 9th Feb 2018

Two clergymen, who have a great deal in common- and it's not just their rugby heritage- Canon Horace McKinley and the Reverend Graham Stockdale, share stories of lives dedicated to faith and family.

About the Show

In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.

With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this will be a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio. Each week the programme will hear from people about how they access their ‘spiritual intelligence’ at different times in their lives.

Michael Comyn has worked in radio on and off for over 30 years, reading news at lunchtime on his local radio station in Louth while still at secondary school.  A short hiatus followed while he got a "proper" job working in communications training before he found himself back on RTÉ Radio in 1999 as the first voice on RTÉ lyric fm. He kept in touch with radio by occasionally filling in on Playback, Risin’ Time and Late Date, followed by a brief period presenting a talk show on commercial radio in Dublin.  

The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan

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