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16/08/2015

Sally Magnusson examines the faith aspects of the migrant crisis in Calais. Plus a profile of Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman, and the secrets of Shakespeare's favourite church.

35 minutes

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Sun 16 Aug 2015 17:00

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  • Twila Paris

    He Is Exalted

    Choir: Congregation of Ruach City Church, Brixton. Featured Artist: Nicky Brown. Featured Artist: Mark Crawford. Featured Artist: Jerry Logan. Featured Artist: Clive McKinley. Featured Artist: Michael Osbourne. Featured Artist: Olrick Coker. Featured Artist: Marcia Walder Thomas. Featured Artist: Danielle Mahailet. Music Arranger: Nicky Brown. Lyricist: Twila Paris.

    Composer: Twila Paris

  • English Traditional Melody

    Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer

    Choir: Congregation of Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry. Featured Artist: Tim Campain. Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: Love Maria Willis.

    Tune: Sussex Composer: English Traditional Melody adapted by R Vaughen Williams

  • The Sonnets & Cara Dillon

    Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day

    Lyricist: William Shakespeare.
  • J.B.Dykes

    Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Leicester Cathedral. Conductor: Simon Lole. Lyricist: Reginald Heber.

    Tune: Nicaea Composer: J.B.Dykes

  • Matt Redman

    Abide With Me

    Lyricist: Matt Redman.
  • Maurice Bevan

    There's A Wideness in God's Mercy

    Choir: Congregation of St Mark's Church, Maida Vale. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Featured Artist: David Thorne. Featured Artist: Songs of Praise Brass Band. Lyricist: F.W Faber.

    Composer: Maurice Bevan

  • John Goss

    Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

    Choir: Congregation of William Booth College, London. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Featured Artist: Salvation Army Brass Band. Music Arranger: David Peacock.

    Composer: John Goss

Music

  • He Is Exalted was performed by choir and congregation of Ruach City Church, Brixton.
  • Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer was performed by the Congregation of Warwick Road United Reformed Church, Coventry.
  • Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day was performed by The Sonnets & Cara Dillon at the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty was performed by the choir and congregation of Leicester Cathedral.
  • Abide With Me was performed by Matt Redman at Abbey Road Studios, London.
  • There's A Wideness in God's Mercy was performed by the congregation of St Mark's Church, Maida Vale.
  • Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven was performed by the congregation of William Booth College, London.

Stories

Calais

Sally Magnusson examines the faith aspects of the migrant crisis in Calais. She meets with migrant Christians who worship in the make shift church there known as St Michael’s, set up by Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians. And she meets with a group of Christian volunteers who have made the journey from Kent to Calais to bring aid and literature, as well as French volunteers who share the motivations behind their work.

Church Detective

In a new series of features for Songs of Praise, our very own church detective, writer and historian, Richard Taylor, is exploring the links between famous literary figures and some of our great places of worship. In this first feature Richard is in Stratford-upon-Avon, walking in the footsteps of William Shakespeare.

Matt Redman

David Grant meets up with worship leader and Grammy award-winner, Matt Redman, who’s recorded his latest album at Abbey Road Studios. After starting out at the tender age of 14, Matt’s gone on to pen some of the most popular songs in modern Christian music. Millions sing his inspirational ballads and he regularly performs to tens of thousands of people across the globe.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sally Magnusson
Presenter David Grant
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford
Performer Matt Redman

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