Songs Of Praise

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Songs Of Praise

Aled Jones is in London to investigate why the act of forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian faith. He visits Saint Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in Bishopsgate.

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June 2024
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Brenda Edwards is in Swansea to explore how Christianity has shaped the city's past and present. She explores the history and the famous Welsh Revival of 1904 saw the Christian faith sweep through the nation and beyond.
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Aled Jones meets some of the residents who live beside one of the world's most stunning church buildings, and introduces traditional hymns from the cathedral congregation and special guest Hayley Westenra.
May 2024
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Katherine Jenkins visits Pembroke College Chapel in Cambridge to explore the sacred sound of the church organ and to meet organist virtuoso and star of the Proms Anna Lapwood.
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On Pentecost Sunday, Sean Fletcher learns about life in a monastery at the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
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The Rev Kate Bottley celebrates Mothering Sunday with mums from many generations. She joins a baby massage class and hears about the role faith and human touch played in helping one baby recover from sepsis.
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Claire McCollum celebrates Harvest at Hazelnut Community Farm in Bristol and hears how they've brought their church into the great outdoors with gardening as an act of worship.
April 2024
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Aled Jones explores some of the extraordinary Christian heritage of Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most historic and magnificent buildings in the world, and meets inspirational members of the cathedral community.
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Sean Fletcher heads to the top of Pendle Hill in East Lancashire to discover the story of George Fox who began the Quaker movement.
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Claire McCollum visits the Cathedral city of Armagh to find out how it became known as the centre of the Christian faith in Ireland after St Patrick built his first stone church on a hill in the city.
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Aled Jones visits the newly created Fountains Church in Bradford to see how a former nightclub is bringing spiritual refreshment and regeneration to the community.
March 2024
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Katherine Jenkins celebrates Easter Sunday from Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff. She finds out about the meaning behind the Paschal Candle, lit especially at Easter time and performs one of her favourite songs - Sanctus.
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The Rev Kate Bottley joins Christians in Hackney giving thanks for the fruits of creation, as churches prepare to celebrate their harvest festivals.
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Aled Jones visits Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Curator Simon Brown explains how the abbey began as an Augustinian priory and it is thought one of the priests was Friar Tuck, one of Robin Hood's Merry Men.
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Brenda Edwards visits one of England's finest stately homes, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. She discovers how some of Chatsworth's treasures shed light on our royal and religious history.
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Katherine Jenkins visits St David's College Lampeter, now part of The University where higher education began in Wales 200 years ago. She meets the Vice-Chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes and students from around the world.
February 2024
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Aled Jones visits Blenheim Palace to explore its private chapel and magnificent grounds, and Laura Wright joins an inclusive choir for a hymn singalong.
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The Rev Kate Bottley meets Christians who have experienced how the power of the Bible can change lives, and Gemma Hunt visits a Messy Church.
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In a special episode on Richard III, Bill Turnbull reveals evidence of the king's deep Christian faith, after his remains were laid to rest in a special service at Leicester Cathedral.
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This celebration of Gospel music is hosted by Mark De-Lisser from the stunning Gorton Monastery in Manchester. Singing to win the title are the three talented performers who made it through from last week's semi-final.
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