Green Christians

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Duration: 35 minutes

Aled Jones explores the connection between faith and the environment. He meets up with a woman whose faith has led her to keeping pigs, and visits the 12th-century Grade 1 listed church that is hiding a surprise on its roof.

With beautiful hymns dedicated to the wonder of the created world, including Touch the Earth Lightly and Beauty for Brokenness.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for The congregation of St Mary the Virgin

    The congregation of St Mary the Virgin For The Beauty Of The Earth

    Conductor: Noël Tredinnick Tune: England's Lane Music: adapted by Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943) from an English Melody Words: F. S. Pierpoint 1835-1917 Arranger: Accompanist: Bryan Almond The English Hymnal # 309

  • Image for Hexham Abbey Choir

    Hexham Abbey Choir All Creatures Of Our God And King

    Conductor: Michael Haynes Tune: Lasst uns erfreuen Music: Melody from Geistliche Kirrchengesäng, Cologne 1623 Words: William H. Draper (1855-1933) altd. based on St Francis (1182-1226) Arranger: Robert Ramskill Accompanist: Hugh Morris and Fine Arts Brass with Timpanist Steve Socci BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #1

  • Image for Isle of Skye Congregations, Members of Strath Gaelic Choir and Portree Gaelic Choir

    Isle of Skye Congregations, Members of Strath Gaelic Choir and Portree Gaelic Choir All Things Bright And Beautiful

    Conductor: Ewen Stewart Tune: Royal Oak Music: 17TH Century Eng trad. melody, arr. Martin Shaw Words: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895) Arranger: James Hunter BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #3

  • Image for Congregation of Rochester Cathedral

    Congregation of Rochester Cathedral O Lord Of Every Shining Constellation

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Lucy Music: Paul Leddington Wright Words: Albert F Bayly (1901-84) Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #14

  • Image for Congregation of St Jude-on-the-Hill

    Congregation of St Jude-on-the-Hill Beauty For Brokenness

    Conductor: Ronald Corp and Nicholas Chalmers Tune: Beauty for Brokenness Music: KENDRICK, Graham (b.1950) Words: KENDRICK, Graham (b.1950) Arranger: WHITBOURN, James (b.1963) BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #267

  • Image for The Penrith Singers and Amabile

    The Penrith Singers and Amabile Morning Has Broken

    Music: Traditional Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright

  • Image for The congregation of St Wilfrid's Church

    The congregation of St Wilfrid's Church Praise To The Lord The Almighty

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Lobe den Herren Music: 17th Century German Melody Words: Joachim Neander (1650-1680), tr. Catherine Winkworth (1827- 1878) and others BBC Songs of Praise Hymnbook #19

  • Factsheet for Sunday 30th August

    Presented by Aled Jones

  • Interviews

  • THE REV. CANON JOHN PATRICK & THE REV. JEREMY CULLIMORE

    John is the vicar of St Denys' Church in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and Jeremy is the curate. St Denys' is a Grade 1 listed, 12th century building which now has solar panels on its roof, thanks to an innovative system of fixing the panels which does not damage the lead. John and Jeremy talk to Songs of Praise about why the church is now generating its own electricity.
    Location: Sleaford Parish Church (St Denys’ Church), Market Place, Sleaford, NG34 7SH

  • RUTH VALERO

    Ruth Valerio is the Manager of A Rocha’s Living Lightly 24:1 project, which enables people to live greener, simpler lives, and is the author of ‘L is for Lifestyle: Christian living that doesn’t cost the earth.’ She talks to Songs of Praise about how her faith led to her getting an allotment and keeping her own pigs.

  • Martin Palmer

    Martin is the Secretary General of 'Alliance of Religions and Conservation', a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices.

  • Mary Colwell

    Mary used to be a producer for the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol. During her time there she developed a love for the natural world. She talks about how her concern for environmental issues dovetails with her Christian faith.

  • JESSICA AND JOSEPH RANDALL-CARRICK

    When Jessica and Joseph got married it was important to them to have an environmentally friendly wedding. They explain to Songs of Praise how they managed to achieve a wedding that was green, ethical and thrifty!

  • Locations

    BEAUTY FOR BROKENNESS
    St Jude-on-the-Hill
    The Vicarage, 1, Central Square, London NW1 7AH
    Tel/Fax: 020 8455 7206
    Web: http://www.stjudes.org.uk/

    ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING
    Hexham Abbey
    Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NB
    Tel: (01434) 602031
    Fax: (01434) 606116
    Web: http://www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/

    O LORD OF EVERY SHINING CONSTELLATION
    Rochester Cathedral
    The Chapter Office, Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, Kent ME1 1SX
    Tel: 01634 843366
    Fax: 01634 401410
    Web: http://www.rochestercathedral.org/

    FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill
    Elsworthy Road, London, NW3 3DJ
    Tel: 020 7722 3238
    Web: http://www.smvph.org.uk

    ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
    Church of Scotland Parish Church in Portree, Isle of Skye

    MORNING HAS BROKEN
    Dalemain House, Penrith, CA11 0HB
    Tel: 017684 86450
    Web: www.dalemain.com

    PRAISE TO THE LORD THE ALMIGHTY
    St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate
    Duchy Road, Harrogate, HG1 2EY, North Yorkshire
    Tel: 01423 504629
    Web: http://www.stwilfrids-harrogate.co.uk/

    THE REV. CANON JOHN PATRICK & THE REV. JEREMY CULLIMORE
    SLEAFORD PARISH CHURCH (St Denys’ Church), Market Place, Sleaford, NG34 7SH
    Tel: 01529 303683
    Office: 01529 302177

    MARY COLWELL –
    Bishop’s Garden, St Ambrose, North Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PW.

    JESSICA AND JOSEPH RANDALL-CARRICK -
    All Saints Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford, PE9 2YL.

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Jennifer Page
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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