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With Michael Meacher MP and Father Christopher Jamison

3 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 January 2011

Each week Aled Jones plays tracks from a broad musical spectrum, that celebrates both our choral traditions and the vibrant world of modern music as well as spiritually uplifting and reflective music. He also discusses religious and ethical issues of the week with faith representatives.

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to the Labour politician, the Right Honourable Michael Meacher, MP. As a teenager, Michael was a server at his local church when a priest suggested that he take Holy Orders. He studied for the priesthood at Oxford but later changed courses. He served as Minister for the Environment in the Blair government and his recent book asks the question: what is the purpose of human existence? Father Christopher Jamison, former Abbot of Worth Abbey, discusses the week's news from a faith perspective and gives the Moment of Reflection.

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  • Michael Meacher, MP

    Michael Meacher, MP

    Michael Meacher is MP for Oldham West and Royton, but originally considered a calling to the priesthood when he was younger. He reflects on his Catholic upbringing and his latest book, which examines the post-Darwin arguments for God and the meaning of life, and challenges both believers and unbelievers to reconsider their assumptions.
    Michael's book is called Destination of the Species: The Riddle of Human Existence and is published by O Books.

  • Faith Guest - Father Christopher Jamison

    Faith Guest - Father Christopher Jamison

    Father Christopher Jamison is a Benedictine monk who first came to public attention as Abbot of Worth Abbey, featured in the BBC 2 series The Monastery and The Big Silence. Father Christopher was born in Australia and his family emigrated to the UK when he was a child. He became a monk in 1973 and was Headmaster at Worth School before becoming Abbot of Worth Abbey. He left that position last year to become President of the International Commission on Benedictine Education, responsible for promoting the order’s schools around the world.


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