Simon Mainwaring to preach on Day1

The National Weekly Ecumenical Radio Program produced by the Alliance for Christian Media

The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring, rector at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, will be the featured preacher Sept. 15 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and via podcast. 

“Leaving Egypt,” Mainwaring’s sermon for Sept. 15, is based on Exodus 3:7-14, the story of the golden calf. “It matters, doesn’t it, where we plant our feet,” he said. “I am an immigrant in this country, so I know how it feels to plant your feet in two places at once. It doesn’t work.”

Originally from England, Mainwaring was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, where he earned a PhD in biblical theology. He arrived at All Saints' two years ago from St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea in San Diego, California, where he had served as rector for seven years. He also served the Diocese of San Diego as Dean of Studies at the Diocesan School for Ministry and was president of the Diocesan Standing Committee. 

 Simon has ministered in schools, hospitals, and parish churches, and is also the author of two books, a number of journal articles, and his blog “God at the Beach.”

 The program on Sept. 15 will include interviews with Mainwaring.

 “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 74 years, formerly under the title, “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. 

 The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta. For more information, check the program’s website.

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