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15/02/2015

Following St Valentine's Day, Josie d'Arby goes speed dating with Christians in search of love, Connie Fisher brings us up to date with the history of British black gospel, and there are some wonderful hymns celebrating God's love for us all.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 15 Feb 2015 17:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • W P Rowlands

    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

    Performer: Regent Hall Brass Band and Congregation. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Music Arranger: Roger Mayor. Lyricist: Charles Wesley.

    Tune: Blaenwern

  • Stuart Townend

    How Deep the Father's Love for Us

    Performer: Leicester Cathedral Congregation. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: Stuart Townend.
  • Kirk Franklin

    The Reason Why I Sing

    Performer: Lewes Sings Gospel. Lyricist: Kirk Franklin.
  • J. B. Dykes

    The King of Love My Shepherd Is

    Performer: Choir and Congregation of St Peter's Church. Featured Artist: Daniel Moult. Featured Artist: Carla Sousa. Featured Artist: David Benfield. Featured Artist: Lucy Rugman. Featured Artist: Lucy Keyes. Featured Artist: Jonathan Harris. Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: H. W. Baker.

    Tune: Dominus Regit Me

  • Esther O'Connor

    Fire Up Ahead

    Performer: Ashton Lane. Featured Artist: Esther O'Connor. Featured Artist: Tim O'Connor. Featured Artist: Graeme Duffin. Music Arranger: Ashton Lane. Lyricist: Esther O'Connor.
  • Matt Redman

    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

    Performer: Congregation of Birmingham Christian Centre. Composer: Jonas Myrin. Music Arranger: Steve Thompson. Lyricist: Matt Redman. Lyricist: Jonas Myrin.
  • Stuart Townend

    In Christ Alone

    Performer: Congregation of St Peter's Episcopal Church and Alba Brass Band. Conductor: Simon Nieminski. Featured Artist: Alba Brass Band. Composer: Keith Getty. Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: Stuart Townend. Lyricist: Keith Getty.

Factsheet for Sunday, 15 February 2015

Following St Valentine's Day, Josie d'Arby witnesses speed dating with Christians in search of love, Connie Fisher brings us up to date with the history of British black gospel, and there are some wonderful hymns celebrating God's love for us all.

Features

Christian Dating
Josie visits a speed dating event which was run by the on line dating website called Christian Connection. In the final part of the programme, husband and wife, Tim and Rae, tell their experience of how they met through online dating. Other dating sites for Christians are available such as:

If you want to check the dating site you are using is approved under dating standards, please have a look at the Online Dating Association too.

Part 3: British Black Gospel
Connie Fisher concludes her journey into the history of British Black Gospel by discovering how Gospel music has changed in the last 15 years. Karen Gibson describes how gospel singing is now open to everyone; Gospel artist, Muyiwa Olarewaju, explains the new ‘sound’ that is emerging, and Noel Robinson shows Connie how gospel music is helping the cause of Christian unity.

For more information on the interviewees and their activities see:

  • Gunva B
  • Kingdom Worship Movement
  • Noel Robinson's Book: British Black Gospel


Esther O’Connor
Esther O’Connor is a young Glaswegian singer songwriter who combines music, family and faith in her lifestyle. We joined Esther and band, Ashton Lane, for one of their intriguingly named living room gigs.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Presenter Connie Fisher
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford

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