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Welcome to Zeo Church, church for the people of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Listen to Sunday Talks or to learn more, visit our website at zeochurch.com.
The People's Podcast on Big Cat encounters in Britain. In each episode Rick Minter discusses big cat sightings with different witnesses, finding out what they saw or sensed, how they felt, and how these cases fit a bigger picture.
The French-speaking programme in St Albans
The Paradise Wildlife Park Keepers talk about the Animals we have at the park. Learn more about the 'Big Cats', the 'Reptiles' and more. For more information about Paradise Wildlife Park please visit: www.pwpark.com
CVQO is an education charity, accredited by Edexcel, City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), that provides life-changing opportunities to young people and adult volunteers to improve their prospects in education and work through internationally recognised vocational qualifications. CVQO delivers a range of qualifications and encourages learners from all backgrounds and abilities including those with learning difficulties, special educational needs or physical disa ...
A UK true crimes podcast with a regional focus.
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Laura describes her three black panther encounters in north Hertfordshire, each of which seemed a different cat, while Lian our second guest runs the County’s big cats Facebook group, with ongoing reports of panthers, pumas and lynx. Word of the week: exotic 15 January 2021By Rick Minter
Following their declaration of a climate emergency back in July 2019, Hertfordshire County Council have set out their strategy for a Sustainable Hertfordshire, and now they’re consulting on their plans. You’ll find the consultation here Amanda talks to both Deputy Leader of Hertfordshire County Council. Teresa Heritage, and Julie Greaves, Head of S…
2021 is the year of God's REBOOT, as Zeo steps in to our 40th year. So what does this mean? And how do we respond to it?By Zeo Church, Matt Summerfield
Are you hoping or coping so far this year? Isaiah 40 speaks of a hope we have by trusting in the Lord.
No matter what comes against us in the year; God has our back. New year, new season and new hope + possibilities. Jeremiah 29:11 says God has good plans for us. We need to review our lives, plan and position ourselves to be blessed and be a blessing (Genesis 12:2).By Zeo Church
2 Corinthians 5 calls us to 'walk by faith' - what does that mean for us as a church in 2021?
Ann, her son and their dogs disturbed a stalking panther on their evening walk in November 2020 – it was poised for attack as they watched events unfold… Rick and Ann discuss several other reported big cat encounters across Gloucestershire in recent years. 1 January 2021 Word of the week: safariBy Rick Minter
Kate from Earthworks explains what you can do at home over the Festive season to help this great charity. Plus, Plantopia has taken St.Albans by storm. Nabil explains where it all began, the ethos behind their food and gives tips for festive vegan food and beyond.By Amanda Yorwerth
Join us for worship during this Advent season, with an encouragement from Marion Knell.
One night in the Derbyshire Peak District, Billy our guest had some unexpected company as he did his rail-line inspection. Billy also explains why big cats might find railway lines convenient for food supply and for travel routes. Word of the week: ABCs 19 December 2020By Rick Minter
Steph Holt, UK Biodiversity Training Manager at the Natural History Museum, explains the effect that loosing night darkness is having on the natural world. plus easy things that we can do about it. Plus, local resident Dr.David Leigh talks about his concerns about loss of dark skies near him.By Amanda Yorwerth
The rawness and untidiness of the real circumstances of the Christmas Story over 2000 years ago means that all our complex feelings and experiences are welcomed in to the presence of God. “Do not be afraid” the angel over Bethlehem proclaimed, “I bring good news for everyone, everywhere”. Today’s sermon explores what that good news is and how we ca…
If you’ve got a dog or cat – listen up – new research shows that flea treatments could be bad news for the aquatic environment And if you’re looking for something to make you smile, you should listen up too, with the news that Water Voles are returning to the River Ver Photo credit: Jonathan Ridley, Unsplash…
I looked at the background to advent and how Jesus tells us that we need to be ready for his second coming.By Phil Jackson, Zeo Church
Aaron McGovern concludes our One True God campaign series - what are you waiting for?
Annie re-lives several close encounters with a panther in Somerset in a nearby quarry in 1993 – a reminder that big cats were experienced many years past, and close to where similar reports happen now. Annie now lives in southern Ireland and briefly considers big cat reports across the republic and Northern Ireland. Word of the week: chatoyant 5 De…
Nigel Harvey explains why St.Albans Extinction Rebellion have a problem with Barclays Bank, Nadia Bishara of the Wilderhood Watch has a challenge for you and Iain Begg tells the lovely story of how Wheathamstead people pulled together to clean up their village.By Amanda Yorwerth
What do healthy faith discussions look like?By Zeo Church, Matt Summerfield
Andy Smith discusses how God's wisdom is with us through the Holy Spirit.
COVID 19 has come as a bit of a shock to us, but in the world of plants, they’re nothing new. Dr.Jon West of Rothamsted Research explains how research on one can inform the other, why Rothamsted is a great place to investigate diseases affecting oranges and how our experience of COVID should alert us to the importance of burgeoning diseases in plan…
How can our example when we're going through suffering be a powerful example to others about the difference that Jesus makes in our lives?By Zeo Church, Kate Middleton
Joost van den Boogaard helps us understand God's faithfulness and patience.
Tim was amazed to see a black panther in fields neighbouring his house in Berkshire in 2020 – he’d previously seen one on Salisbury Plain in 2004, while our second guest Maria watched a tan coloured puma carrying a rabbit in its mouth in Gloucestershire, then sensed it lurking in the dark and spooking her dogs, in July 2020. Both guests explain set…
Grasshoppers Nursery has been awarded the top eco-award. Lauren Ringrose explains why this is important, what they did, and what the children get out of it. Plus, Affinity Water are continuing their Get Water Fit programme and the competition is now on for the school saving most water. Kevin Barton explains. Finished off with local local eco news a…
How do we face up to, and move on from, our prejudices (even unconscious) so that everyone has a chance to discover Jesus?By Zeo Church, Jumoke Cox
Alex Steed helps to bring clearer vision to God's mercy and grace.
Sacha Bedford of Hatties Hedgehogs, over in Hatfield, joins Amanda to explain why she needs our help to care for sick and injured hogs. It’s estimated that a third of UK hedgehogs are killed on roads, and slowing down when driving at night could be a good way to try and bring this toll down. So hedgehog lovers should be pleased to know that the cam…
Faith is a journey, not just an event - so how do we journey well with people with Jesus?By Zeo Church, Alex Marini
Aaron McGovern continues our One True God campaign series by looking how God is good and just.
David Hetherington, author of The Lynx and Us, re-lives the moment he was watched by a lynx in Switzerland and explains how the vivid wildlife and lynx photographs for his book were captured by Laurent Geslin. He considers when the lynx died out in the past in Britain and discusses how lynx reintroduction projects have been carried out in parts of …
They might be much loved, but hedgehog numbers are plummeting. Researcher Lauren Moore explains her research into road deaths. Nadia Bishara of the Wilderhood Watch talks about what they are doing to help hedgehogs, and Jill Priest, London Colney Hedgehog Rescue volunteer, explains what to do if you find a hedgehog now.…
How do we get close people as we explore faith, and why is it so important?By Zeo Church, Amy Summerfield
Tom Seaby looks at how God's holiness is demonstrated throughout the Bible.
Maria in Cornwall saw a lynx leap away in her woodland, while Rob in Gloucestershire drove past a lynx walking along a roadside ditch - both our guests explain how these encounters changed their view of the British countryside. 30 October 2020 Word of the week: stochasticBy Rick Minter
How is the Solar Streets project going in St.Albans and is there still time to join in? Andy Turnstall will be talking about this and more. And John Gardner of Save Symondshyde explains the super easy way that you can now give your input into the amended proposal for a new village at Symondshyde.By Amanda Yorwerth
How listen, and respond to, the nudges of God in our every day moments - even when they don't make sense? What do faith risks look like? The Gospel explodes across Samaria and starts to go to the ends of the Earth (through the Ethiopian Eunich)By Zeo Church, Matt Summerfield
Andy Smith looks at our identity and how that identity should be lived out by us as followers of Christ.
St.Albans District Council has reported that it will be taking more than 100 actions to tackle the climate emergency and make St Albans District carbon neutral by the end of the decade. The initiatives are part of a sustainability strategy that has been developed over the past year by the Council since they declared a Climate Emergency. Councillor …
The Good News message is not just powerful, it's practical - and it's committed to fight injustice whererver it finds it. How can we bring the light of God's justice, in to many dark places?By Zeo Church, John Draper
Aaron McGovern brings us the next message in our One True God campaign series.
Matt Jones explains the challenge of filming large cats in Devon and Cornwall with trail cameras – one of his photos is discussed in the coming documentary Britain’s Big Cat Mystery, and we also hear of his sighting of a panther-like cat in October 2020. 17 October 2020 Word of the week: pardusBy Rick Minter
Affinity Water is launching a new challenge to St.Albans Residents to Get Water Fit. Affinity Water director, Jake Rigg, explains – including how to save, save, save by getting help with that leaky loo Plus, why heavy rain isn’t as good for the RIver Ver as you might have thought.By Amanda Yorwerth
What does it mean for us to be seen and known as people who carry the presence of Jesus, and what will be the impact of that?By Zeo church, Pete Gilbert
What can we learn about seeing the power of heaven released to bring supernatural healing and transformation to people's lives?By Zeo Church, David Gentille
At the start of the year, the campaign group Save Symondshyde thought that the plan for over a thousand houses at Symondshyde had been shelved. John Gardner joins Amanda Yorwerth to explain that the threat is back – and bigger. Plus, Frieda Rummenhohl of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts has a good news story of residents pulling together to save…
The next sermon in our One True God Study series.
We hear from Amy-Louise who did an emergency stop to avoid hitting a large unusual puma when driving in Hampshire, and then from Joel who was shocked to see a tall black cat in reed beds near Hastings – Joel contrasts his sighting with a wild puma he witnessed in Texas. Words of the week: landscape connectivity 2 October 2020…
If you value Clarence Park you’ll want to hear about what’s planned for it, the issues and opportunities. Amanda Yorwerth speaks to St.Albans District Councillor for Clarence Ward, Josie Madoc.By Amanda Yorwerth
Jesus has sent us into the world to be His body - being and bringing Good News through our words and actions.By Zeo Church, Kate Middleton
Aaron McGovern looks at how only God is uncreated and has no needs.