Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
David Grant joined the Archbishop of Canterbury's Anglican Cricket Team as they arrive in Rome to play the St Peter's Vatican XI. They visited the Venerable English College to meet pray and eat together prior to the match. In Sept 2014 the Vatican team visited Canterbury to play. On that occasion the Anglican team won. This time it was the turn of the hosts, The Vatican team, to win. The aim of the match was to build bridges between the two churches.
Children In Need Appeal Film
Songs of Praise travelled to Gloucester to visit the James Hopkins Trust and meet a local family who use their services. The James Hopkins trust is a Gloucestershire charity supporting severely disabled, life limited and life threatened children throughout Gloucestershire.
A recent grant from Children in Need has helped the James Hopkins Trust increase the amount of overnight respite care they can offer families. Of all the services they offer the Respite care is the most important and in demand, providing a lifeline to families in desperate need of support.
As well as allowing Simon to spend quality time with his wife Lucy and their eldest daughter Sophie, the support from James Hopkins trust is important in allowing him to continue his study towards becoming a priest. Simon hopes to be ordained in spring 2016 and take up his first curate position soon afterwards.
To find out more information about Children in Need, including how you can donate please visit bbc.co.uk/Pudsey
Sistine Chapel Choir
David Grant is in Vatican City meeting Mark Spyropoulos the first full time English singer to be accepted into the Sistine Chapel Choir since the Reformation.
Mark was born in London and read Music at Trinity College Dublin before training as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The Sistine Chapel Choir has recently recorded an album. It’s called ‘The Cantate Domino album’. It was recorded in the Sistine Chapel, to capture the extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope’s own choir. The album includes music written for the choir by Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria during the Renaissance.
- Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty was performed by the choir and congregation of Leicester Cathedral.
- Who Is On The Lord’s Side? was performed by the congregation of St German's Church, Cardiff.
- I Gotta Home In Gloryland was performed by the Queen's Young Voices at Nottingham Albert Hall.
- Cornerstone was performed by the choir and congregation of Birmingham Christian Centre.
- O Radiant Dawn was performed by Cappella Caeciliana at the Chapel of Rathmore Grammar School.
- Sweet Sacrament Divine was performed by the congregation of Holy Trinity Church, Sutton.
- Praise To The Holiest In The Height was performed by the Congregation and choir of Canterbury Cathedral and Songs of Praise Band.
|Series Producer||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||Dave Stanford|