I'm sad to report that Reverend Brian Branche, aka the Boxing Vicar, has died. Brian presented The Changing Consciousness Show on Critical Mass Radio almost from the launch of the station in 2012. As his name suggests, he was once a boxer, but also an ordained priest in the Church of England. After his retirement from the pulpit he began to develop new insights into the nature of God, soul and consciousness. As is often the problem when one experiences a spiritual emergence, his personal life suffered; his marriage of many years broke down. However he found love again in
with a lady called Ruth, who ended up becoming a co-host on the show. He took
the brave decision to move there are live with her. He was seventy-five years
old when he passed away. This moving tribute by Lisa Shunkaha Wanagi of The Cry Freedom Show includes some
classic recordings of Brian and Ruth:
The Podcast of the Brian Branche Tribute Special show is now available here: http://www.mixcloud.com/cmr/the-cry-freedom-show-brian-branche-dedication/.
And here, this version can be downloaded: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/critical-mass-radio/2013/12/05/the-cry-freedom-show-with-lisa-shunkaha-wakantanka-brian-branche-tribute.
I got to know Brian when he joined the station and I really enjoyed his shows. He also used to call me on Skype every now and again and we'd talk for an hour or so about various subjects. It's sad that we lost Brian very close to the anniversary of the passing of George Wilson, presenter of The Prisoner Show, see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/cmrs-reverend-george-tribute-special.html. Rest in peace, Brian. Wherever you are now, I hope you're OK. Maybe I'll see you again one day.