Showbiz star couple speak at Norwich dinner
Back by popular request, broadcaster, actor and singer Paul Jones (of Manfred Mann fame), and his actress wife, Fiona Hedley, shared their unusual story, with music, at the Norwich FGB dinner at the Mercure Hotel on September 18.
Paul Jones was the award-winning lead singer of the Manfred Mann pop group. He has also presented The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 each week for over 30 years.
In his early years, Paul was “a dedicated atheist”. Today, however, he and Fiona, a former West End and TV actress, are committed Christians who share their story with humour and compassion.
They first met at in a successful show at the National Theatre. "Our roles meant singing songs to each other and staring into each other's eyes, proclaiming undying love and all that sort of stuff, twice nightly for two years or so. And the inevitable happened."
How to book for this dinner
Dinner tickets are available from Barrie Laurence via email, phone or post. Bookings can be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings can also be made by telephone 01603 898 289.
Postal bookings can also be sent to: Dr Barrie Lawrence, “Crossways”, Court Hill, Frettenham, NR12 7NL.
Cheques made payable to FGBMFI Norwich. Cash or electronic transfer are all acceptable – “but don’t wait too long!” says Barrie. The cost is £15 per person.
The Mercure Hotel is on the ring-road at 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich NR3 2BA, opposite the Asda retail complex.
The September 18 dinner is one of the regular monthly dinner evenings where speakers share "new life stories." These FGB events, open to all, are arranged by the Norwich Chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen, part of a worldwide fellowship. FGB is endorsed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who says: “We need more men like them.”
Pictured here: Paul and Fiona, and the dinner venue at the Mercure Hotel, Norwich, NR3 2BA.