Meet the presenters of our new Archdeaconry Day podcast

7th January 2022

In 2022, the focus of our Archdeaconry Days will be on the many and varied ways in which God calls us during our lives.  We will be hearing stories of calling from people across the diocese and reflecting on how we hear God’s call in our own lives. 

As part of the Archdeaconry Days a series of podcasts have been devised, and produced, by Millie and Sam, two young adults from the Diocese. In The Calling Podcast Millie and Sam are joined by a series of guests as they explore the theme of calling and discuss the journey God is taking them on. 

Ahead of the podcast launch on 17 January we found out a little bit more about Millie and Sam.

  • Name: Millie Smith
  • Church: St. Paul’s Weston Super Mare
  • Favourite TV Show: Currently either University Challenge or the IT Crowd 
  • Favourite Movie: Any of the Harry Potters or Lord of the Rings 
  • Favourite Food: Anything that’s covered in hot sauce 
  • Faith Hero and Why: Lore Chumbley. I love how she applies the experiences of her career prior to being ordained, and helps make the church an inclusive and safe space. 
  • If you could meet any character from the Bible in person, who would you be? Has to be Jesus doesn’t it 
  • If you could have dinner with 3 people (dead or alive) who would you invite? Louis Theroux, James May, and Sylvia Plath
  •  A Podcast recommendation? You’re Dead To Me. It’s historical, informative, and absolutely hilarious. 

  • Name: Samuel Davis
  • Church: St Peter's and St Paul's, Shepton Mallet
  • Favourite TV show: Adventure Time
  • Favourite movie: Doctor Strange
  • Favourite food: Fish and chips
  • Faith hero and why: Good ol’ Jesus, a man with a heart of gold and a very powerful voice.
  • If you could meet any character from the Bible in person, who would you be? Jesus because he could double my fish and chips
  • If you could have dinner with 3 people (dead or alive)… who would you invite? Frank Sinatra, Tom Misch and Benedict Cumberbatch 
  • A Podcast recommendation? Well except The Calling Podcast with amazing hosts, also Chuckle Sandwich.

Find out more about our Archdeaconry Days 2022.