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Sally Magnusson is in conversation with the recently appointed head of the Catholic church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, as he shares his memories of being a young priest in Wigan and talks about his hopes for the future. With music from the St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith RC Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

35 minutes

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Sun 6 Apr 2014 15:55

Factsheet for Sunday 6th April 2014

Sally Magnusson in conversation with recently-appointed Cardinal Vincent Nichols the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales as he shares his memories of being a young priest in Wigan and talks about his hopes for the future.  With music from the St Oswald and St Edmund  Arrowsmith RC Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Interviews

His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Presenter Sally Magnusson interviews His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. She takes him back to St John Rigby College in Wigan where he began his work as a priest.

Eric Foster

Retired Engineer Eric Foster was working at Golborne Colliery in 1975 when a gas explosion killed 10 miners. He shares his memories with Sally.

The community gather to process through the town in memory of the disaster and those who lost their lives.

Dr Mike Ashworth

Mike Ashworth is the doctor at Wigan Athletic Football club.

Soprano Laurie Ashworth is his daughter and often sings at the opening of matches at the football club.

 Laurie Ashworth performs A Clare Benediction at St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith Church where she was baptised.

Church Detective, Richard Taylor

In a new feature for Songs of Praise church historian Richard Taylor takes a look around St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith Church and reveals some of the clues to its history. Local expert John Francis showed Richard the church’s treasured relic – the mummified hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSally Magnusson
ProducerKaren Hannah
Executive ProducerDavid Taviner

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