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Aled Jones meets all creatures great and small at Ely Cathedral's annual pet service, and we catch up with former Westlife star Shane Filan, who gives a special solo performance.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Oct 2015 16:15


Music Played

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

  • William H Draper

    All Creatures Of Our God And King

    Choir: Congregation of Dunfermline Abbey. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Featured Artist: Norman Mitchell. Featured Artist: Alba Brass. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: William H Draper.

    Tune: Lasst uns erfreuen Composer: William H Draper

  • Choir and congregation at Old Royal Navy College Chapel, Greenwich

    Morning Has Broken (feat. James Grainger)

    Conductor: Richard Tanner. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: Eleanor Farjeon.

    Tune: Bunessan

  • Shane Filan

    Your Love Carries Me

    Choir: Shane Filan. Lyricist: Shane Filan.

    Composer: Shane Filan

  • Chris Tomlin

    Strength Will Rise

    Choir: Congregation at Salvation Army Sale. Conductor: Simon Lole. Featured Artist: Sale Corps Worship Group. Music Arranger: Oliver Chalker. Lyricist: Chris Tomlin.

    Composer: Chris Tomlin

  • Tim Hughes

    BeautifuL One

    Choir: Congregation of Ruach City Church. 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: Tim Hughes.

    Composer: Tim Hughes

  • William Henry Monk

    All Things Bright And Beautiful

    Choir: Ulster Orchestra Combined Congregation of Waterfront Hall. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander.

    Composer: William Henry Monk

  • Geoffrey Shaw

    For The Beauty Of The Earth

    Choir: Congregation of St. Alban's Church, Bristol. Conductor: David Ogden. Music Arranger: David Ogden. Lyricist: F S Pierpoint.

    Tune: England's Lane


Pet Service

To mark the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, patron saints of animals, we go behind the scenes at Ely Cathedral’s 28th animal blessing service. Four hundred animal lovers and their pets have turned out to thank God, and we meet those with a staring role including Daisy the Donkey, Percy the dog and Freda the fifty- year-old tortoise.  And we take a look at some of the animals depicted within the Cathedral architecture.

Shane Filan

Claire McCollum catches up with former Westlife singer Shane Filan as he flies solo in the music industry. He chats with Claire about his music and faith.


A look at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh where the homeless and people on the margins of society take part in various activities including a woodwork project, arts, crafts and textile courses. The Grassmarket area is traditionally associated with the homeless and the tradition of supporting vulnerable people goes back to the middle ages and the original Greyfriars Franciscan Friary. 


  • All Creatures Of Our God And King was performed by the Congregation of Dunfermline Abbey.
  • Morning Has Broken was performed by the Choir and Congregation of Old Royal Navy College Chapel, Greenwich.
  • Your Love Carries Me was performed by Shane Filan at St. Sepulchre Without Newgate Church, London.
  • Strength Will Rise was performed by the Salvation Army Sale Congregation, Manchester.
  • Beautiful One was performed by the congregation of Ruach City Church, Brixton.
  • All Things Bright And Beautiful was performed by the Ulster Orchestra Combined Congregation of Waterfront Hall.
  • For The Beauty Of The Earth was performed by the congregation of St Alban's Church, Bristol.


Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Presenter Claire McCollum
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford