Stop the World
As the peak of the holiday period approaches, David and Sally take their own break seeking peace and reflection.
At Ampleforth Abbey near York, David learns how to Gregorian chant with Benedictine monks and Sally goes cider-tasting in the ancient orchard.
The Songs of Praise family try a religious retreat and decide to take life at a slower pace and there are beautiful and soothing hymns from around the UK.
Factsheet for Sunday 17th August 2014
Interviewees and Contributors
Sally gives Cameron Smith, Orchard Manager, a hand bottling the latest vintage produced at Ampleforth Abbey and develops a taste for cider!
Father Alexander is the monastic choirmaster at Ampleforth and expert in Gregorian Chant. He is currently writing the Ampleforth Gradual – Gregorian Chant to use in monastic services throughout the Liturgical Calendar. He runs workshops on Gregorian Chant at Ampleforth and teaches David how to sing in Latin.
The Corr Family
Sam, Martin, Charlotte, Sophie and Aimee are a Catholic family from Essex. Earlier this year they responded to our appeal for a family to take part in some of our programmes over the summer. Songs of Praise set them a series of challenges to explore how their Christian faith is woven into their lives. This week it's their final challenge and they go on a Christian retreat where they spend hours in silence and discover they want to make more time for prayer in their daily lives.
Father Brendan Grady
Father Brendan is the Prior at Aylesford Priory in Kent. The Carmelite friars are part of an 800 year old tradition. Contemplation is at the heart of their community life. They value silence and prayer.
|Series Producer||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||David Taviner|