Advent Sunday

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Duration: 35 minutes

For Advent Sunday, Aled Jones visits Port Sunlight Village as the community prepares for Christmas, and special guests All Angels join the congregation in Christ Church to sing favourite Advent hymns including O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.

Music Played

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  • Image for Congregation at Christ Church URC

    Congregation at Christ Church URC O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Veni Emmanuel Music: Melody from 15th century processional Words: Latin 18th century tr. J. M. Neale (1818-66) and others Arranger: Verse 1 Simon Lole, Verses 2 & 3 Paul Leddington Wright Accompanied By: Organist Andrew Earis, 1st Trumpet Gareth Small, 2nd Trumpet Tracey Redfern, Horn Andrew Budden, Trombone Phillip Goodwin, Tuba Les Neish Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 35

  • Image for Congregation at Christ Church URC

    Congregation at Christ Church URC Like A Candle Flame

    Organist: Andrew Earis Conductor: Gordon Stewart Music: Graham Kendrick (b.1950) Words: Graham Kendrick (b.1950) Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 52

  • Image for Congregation at Christ Church URC

    Congregation at Christ Church URC Long Ago Prophets Knew

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Personet Hodie Music: Piae Cantores 1582 Arranger: Darius Battiwalla Words: F. Pratt Green b 1903 Accompanied By: Organist Andrew Earis, 1st Trumpet Gareth Small, 2nd Trumpet Tracey Redfern, Horn Andrew Budden, Trombone Phillip Goodwin, Tuba Les NeishNeish New English Hymnal No. 10

  • Image for Aled Jones

    Aled Jones Lead Kindly Light

    Tune: Sandon Music: C. H. Purdy (1799-1855) Words: John Henry Newman (1801-90) "Songs of Praise" Hymnbook No. 300

    Aled [Track 13], 2002 Universal Classics UK

  • Image for Congregation at Christ Church URC

    Congregation at Christ Church URC Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Ode To Joy Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven Arranger: Robert Ramskill Words: Henry J Van Dyke (1907) Accompanied By: Organist Andrew Earis, 1st Trumpet Gareth Small, 2nd Trumpet Tracey Redfern, Horn Andrew Budden, Trombone Phillip Goodwin, Tuba Les Neish

  • Image for All Angels

    All Angels The Angel Gabriel

    Tune: Basque Carol Music: Traditional Words: S Bearing/Gould (1834-1924) Arranger: Simon Lole www.allangelsofficial.com

  • Image for Congregation at Christ Church URC

    Congregation at Christ Church URC Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending

    Conductor: Gordon Stewart Tune: Helmsley Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88) Music: Later form of a melody in John Wesley’s select hymns, 1765 Arranger: Simon Lole Accompanied By: Organist Andrew Earis, 1st Trumpet Gareth Small, 2nd Trumpet Tracey Redfern, Horn Andrew Budden, Trombone Phillip Goodwin, Tuba Les Neish Songs of Praise Hymnbook No. 34

  • The Rev. Thomas Carmichael

    The Reverend Thomas Carmichael has been Minister of Christ Church URC since 2007. An Engineer by trade he worked as a deep sea diver for many years before moving to South Africa where he was ordained in 1995.
    In addition to his work at Christ Church he is also a Territorial Army Chaplain and Chaplain to Claire House Hospice for children and young people.
    Reverend Carmichael is a School Governor at Church Drive Primary school and in the programme he talks to a group of schoolchildren about the meaning of Advent and the tradition of Advent calendars.

  • Captain Val Hall

    Val Hall has lived in Port Sunlight for 35 years with her husband Arthur who used to work at Unilever. She first became involved with Port Sunlight Boys' Brigade 28 years ago as a parent helper when her two sons joined the company. She progressed through the officer ranks to become Captain of the company. Val speaks about how her work with Boys' Brigade and how it has strengthened her faith. Boys' Brigade is a worldwide Christian Youth Organisation.

    The Boys' Brigade
  • Karen Houghton

    Karen Houghton was born in Port Sunlight and has lived in the area all of her life. She's a regular worshipper at Christ Church. She has spent fourteen years caring for her son Kyle who was born with dysplastic kidneys and in urgent need of a kidney transplant. In her interview Karen talks about how she has been guided and supported by prayer and her belief that Kyle is a gift from God who recognised in her the strength to look-after a sick child. Kyle and his twin brother Kieran also speak about their childhood memories and being twins!

  • Julia Whitehead

    Julia Whitehead was born in Wirral but trained as a dancer and had a very successful career as a BLUEBELL, a TILLER GIRL and a ROCKETTE before returning home and being invited to join THE PORT SUNLIGHT PLAYERS as a choreographer. Since the late 1970s she has been writing and directing the annual Christmas Pantomime. Julia talks about how the Port Sunlight panto tradition began and about preparations for this year's production. We also meet other performers who are preparing to tread the boards at the village's historic Gladstone Theatre.

    The Port Sunlight Players
  • Locations

    Christ Church URC
    Church Drive, Port Sunlight
    Wirral, CH62 5EF

    Port Sunlight Museum
    23 King George's Drive
    Port Sunlight Village
    Wirral, CH62 5DX

    Gladstone Theatre
    Greendale Road
    Port Sunlight CH62 4XB

    The Oval
    Old Chester Road, Bebington CH63 7LF

    St John’s Church Centre
    Bebington Road
    New Ferry CH62 5BJ

    Church Drive Primary School
    Church Drive
    Port Sunlight, CH62 5EF

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Producer
Karen Hannah
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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