Bill Turnbull is treated to a Polish traditional Easter meal, learns about the Moravian custom of remembering the dead and visits a stunning Greek Orthodox church - all within the boundary of Yorkshire. Young Catholics from across the county sing some old favourites, and there is a performance by the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year.
FACTSHEET FOR SUNDAY 20th APRIL, 2014
Bill Turnbull is treated to a Polish traditional Easter meal, learns about the Moravian custom of remembering the dead and visits a stunning Greek Orthodox Church – all within the boundary of Yorkshire! Young Catholics from across the county sing some old favourites and there's a performance by the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year.
Hanka Stanislawska and Marcin Zajaczek
Hanka and Marcin are worshippers at Our Lady Of Czestochowa & St
Stanislaw Kostka Catholic Church in Leeds. Both moved to the UK from their home country of Poland and have struck up a friendship through their church drama group.
Pastor Peter Parkinson
Crag House Farm Community – Caring For Life
Nearly thirty years ago, Peter was confronted by a group of homeless men who attended one of his Baptist ministries in Leeds. This inspired him to set up Caring For Life - a place where vulnerable and socially excluded people can re-build their lives.
Natasha receives ongoing help and support from Caring For Life and has recently become a Christian. We see her baptism and hear how this Easter will be particularly special for her.
Father Samuel Kouspoyenis
Fr Samuel is the parish priest at Leeds’ only Greek Orthodox church. The congregation at the Church Of The Three Hierarchs includes professionals who have come to work in the city and hundreds of students from Greece and Cyprus who come to study at the regions’ universities.
Martha and her family are regular worshippers at the Greek Orthodox Church in Leeds. They have been busy preparing for their Easter celebrations and talk to us about why this is the most important religious event in the Orthodox calendar.
Molly’s family dates back generations in the Moravian community of Fulneck, near Bradford. Today, the church means a lot to Molly - at Easter she returns to the place where she met her husband and generations of her family have been baptised, married and buried.
Huddersfield Boys and Girls Choir sang Now The Green Blade Riseth.
Natasha was baptised and Pastor Peter Parkinson was interviewed at Crag House Farm - Caring For Life, Otley Old Road, Cookridge LS16 7NH.
Bradford Catholic Youth Choir sang Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness / O Mary Of Promise And Laura Barraclough & Luke McWatters the BBC Radio 2 Choristers of 2013 sang Brother, Sister Let Me Serve You At left Bank Leeds (formerly St Margaret’s Of Antioch), Cardigan Road, Leeds. LS6 1LJ
Leeds Cathedral Junior Choirs sang Otrzyjcie Juz and Hanka Stanislawska and Marcin Zajaczek were interviewed about their drama group at Our Lady Of Czestochowa & St Stanislaw Kostka, Polish Catholic Centre, Newton Hill Road, LS7 4JE
Leeds Cathedral Choir sang Soma Christu and Father Samuel Kouspoyenis and Martha Pappagiannopoulos were interviewed at Greek Orthodox Church Of The Three Hierarchs, 57 Harehills Avenue, Leeds. LS8 4EU
Molly Lythe was interviewed at Fulneck Moravian Church, 38 Fulneck, Pudsey. LS28 8NT
The St Hilda’s Singers sung The Day Of Resurrection and Christ The Lord Is Risen Today at Whitby Abbey, Whitby. YO22 4JT
Whitby Abbey is an English Heritage site.
|Executive Producer||David Taviner|