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On the feast day of St. George, Dr Charles Wilson, the president of Radio Maria England, announced, ‘It is with great pleasure that I confirm that Fr Toby Lees will be starting on 1st July as our new priest director, as Fr Andreas’ year in England comes to an end. We thank Fr Andreas for his invaluable input during this time.’

A Dominican priest, Fr Toby has been a regular on the programme Culture Tuesday and a co-presenter for the Sport and Faith series. Fr Toby shared that he is, ‘Delighted, honoured and excited to be the new priest director and I look forward to building upon the great work of Fr Sam Randall and of Fr Andreas Schätzle.’

Radio Maria England is a 24-hour station which is part of a worldwide network of more than 80 radio stations on all continents responding to Jesus’ invitation: ‘Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature’ (Mk 16,15).

They seek to embrace all the charisms that the Holy Spirit is bestowing upon the local and universal Church at this time and so, by involving volunteers and listeners, Radio Maria accompanies every person who hungers for God on their journey of faith. ‘Where there is even just one person, there Radio Maria must also be’, said Emanuele Ferrario, former President of the World Family of Radio Maria.

In February 2022, Radio Maria announced a new studio in London based at the diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, St Dominic’s Priory in north west London. 

Currently, Radio Marie collaborates with the Dominicans in Cambridge to broadcast morning prayers, daily Mass and religious teaching programmes including topics on the Divine Office, saints and sacred scripture. With this new studio at the Rosary Shrine, Radio Maria is looking forward to developing collaborations which will also further the mission of the Rosary Shrine.

You can listen to Radio Maria England on their website, on the Radio Maria World Family app for smartphones and tablets and on DAB/DAB+ radio in the Cambridge and London areas. Broadcasts can also be heard on podcast providers such as Anchor, Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and other services. For more information please contact them at or follow them on social media.

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