Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Bishop Libby Lane interview
An interview with the Church of England’s first female Bishop Rt Rev. Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport, in her Cheshire home one year on from her consecration in York Minster. Bishop Libby has accepted the invitation from her former college, St Peter’s, Oxford to have her portrait painted and we see the artist Tom Croft adding the finishing touches in the final sitting. She speaks about the importance of redressing the balance of recognising women in public life and reflects on her first year in the job.
Church Detective - Chaucer
Richard Taylor, our very own Church Detective, is in Canterbury exploring it’s links with poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Tunisia Beach Attack
In June 2015, Colin Bidwell and his wife went on holiday to Tunisia. Little did they realise that they would find themselves in the middle of the worst terrorist attack on British citizens since the 7/7 bombings. Colin was shot twice but was reunited with his wife. Since returning home, Colin has started to explore faith, by visiting his local Church. He’s also sort a greater understanding of the Muslim faith by meeting the Imam of a nearby mosque. David Grant meets with Colin to hear out his experience and how his exploration of faith is helping the healing process.
Women in the Church
Presenter, Claire McCollum goes to York Minster to meet Ellie Bangay. At age 24, she’s the youngest curate in the country as well as the first female curate in the Minster’s 800 year history. We find out what her role involves; holding assembly at the local school, taking prayer at Evensong. Plus, we meet her famous labradoodle #georgeoftheminster
Ellie introduces Claire to the Dean of York Minster, Very Rev. Vivienne Faull to discuss the difficulties faced by women in the Church of England, including insight into her own experiences.
- To God Be The Glory was performed by the Congregation at Green Pastures, Ballymena.
- Be Thou My Vision was performed by Beverley Minster Congregation.
- Ye Servants Of God was performed by members of Canterbury Cathedral Congregation.
- O Come Let Us Sing was performed at the Nottingham Albert Hall.
- Prayer was performed by Siobhan Owen at St German’s, Cardiff.
- Just As I am was performed was performed by the Congregation of Warwick Road URC, Coventry.
- I Am On The Battlefield For My Lord was performed at Hackney Empire, London.
|Series Producer||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||Dave Stanford|