Rev Kenneth Chippindale


10th March 1944, Horsforth


Grew up in Rawdon, has lived in various parts of Greater London – Sutton Coldfield and now resides in Shrewsbury

Date of Interview

11th March 2021

“I would be happy to participate in your project”

Rev. Kenneth Chippindale (22nd February 2021)

The Reverend Kenneth Chippindale is like a breath of fresh air on the subject of religion. To talk to Ken about the church, the Bible and his views on other faiths is so refreshing and you will find his understanding of religion in this modern day compulsive listening.

Ken and his wife Meriel, who is also a minister of the church, are now both retired, but do the clergy ever retire?
An excellent position on Coronavirus and the government along with a sensible take on Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

A very enjoyable hour of listening.

Carlo Harrison

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
Martha Chippindale00.40
Parents – Alfred & Annie15.45
Law Degree18.45
Church – Petts Wood & Sutton Coldfield24.20
Little London – Littlemoor & Woodhouse Grove Schools27.15
School Milk34.25
School Sports34.35
Childhood Holidays 40.35
Family Christmases42.35
Lay Preaching – Christian Aid – Theological College
Meriel (Wife) – Minister – Church Children’s Groups1.00.45
Royal Family – Prince Harry & Megan Markle1.03.30


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Carlo Harrison