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As HM the Queen reaches her 90th birthday on Thursday, Pam Rhodes finds out more about her faith and we reveal some surprising facts about England's patron saint, St George.

As HM the Queen reaches her 90th birthday on Thursday, Pam Rhodes finds out more about her faith and we reveal some surprising facts about England's patron saint, St George.


The Lord's My Shepherd from St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow
Great Is Thy Faithfulness from Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury
You'll Never Walk Alone by Julian Ovenden
Jerusalem from St George's Chapel, Windsor
What a Mighty God We Serve from St Germain's Church, Birmingham
I Vow to Thee My Country by Katherine Jenkins
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation from St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Apr 2016 16:25

Music Played

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

  • Hubert Parry

    The Lord’s My Shepherd

    Choir: Congregation at St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Charles Wesley.

    Tune: Crimond, Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine or David Grant

  • Congregation at Canterbury Cathedral

    Great Is Thy Faithfulness

    Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright.

    Tune: Faithfulness Composer: William M. Runyan

  • Jonas Myrin

    You’ll Never Walk Alone

    Composer: Carl Gustaf. Lyricist: Matt Redman. Lyricist: Jonas Myrin. Lyricist: Carl Gustaf.

    Composer: Richard Rodgers

  • Congregation at St George’s Chapel


    Music Arranger: Craig McLeish.

    Tune: Jerusalem Composer: C Hubert H Parry

  • Congregation of St Germain’s Church, Birmingham

    What A Mighty God We Serve

    Conductor: Ken Burton. Lyricist: Jenn Bostic.

    Composer: What A Mighty God We Serve

  • Howard E Smith

    I Vow To Thee My Country

    Choir: Katherine Jenkins. Conductor: Ken Burton. Featured Artist: Beechcroft Choir. Featured Artist: Noel H Tredinnick. Featured Artist: Marica Mc Pherson. Featured Artist: Neil Watson. Featured Artist: Joshua Adgomar. Featured Artist: Floyd Millen. Featured Artist: Stefan Brown. Featured Artist: Adam Kerr. Featured Artist: Paul Johnson. Featured Artist: Melicia Walker. Featured Artist: Veronica Brown. Featured Artist: Jacqueline Ewers. Featured Artist: Paulette Brown - Backing Vocals. Lyricist: James Rowe.

    Composer: Gustav Holst

  • Congregation at St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

    Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation

    Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright. Lyricist: Horatius N. Bonar.

    Tune: Westminster Abbey Composer: Henry Purcell


Queen’s 90th Birthday – The Servant Queen and the King she serves.
Pam Rhodes is at Westminster Abbey to find out about the Queen’s commitment to not only serve the country, but in serving God.

She meets Mark Greene, the author of recently published book, ‘The Servant Queen’ which looks back over the Queen’s life as a dedicated Christian with a foreword from The Queen herself.  The Clerk of the Closet, Bishop James Newcome, offers insight into the ways Her Majesty’s faith is woven into her everyday life and role as monarch.

The book is the work of three charities The Bible Society, Hope and The London Institute For Contemporary Christianity.  The book costs £1 and is available from:

Saint George

Richard Taylor visits St George’s chapel Windsor to find out more about England’s Patron Saint and his royal connections.

Julian Ovenden

Julian Ovenden, singer, West End star and Downton Abbey actor chats with Pam about forthcoming plans to sing for the Queen on her birthday and there’s a special performance of You’ll Never Walk Alone from him too. 

Queen’s 90th Birthday; Royal Maundy Ceremony

Pam Rhodes meets a recipient of this year’s Royal Maundy Money, 90-year-old Ken Jolly from Sunderland. Ken was chosen for the honour in recognition of his long-service as an organist at St Gabriel’s Church for over 50 years. Pam goes to see Ken playing some music. His congregation gather to watch back the moment he met the Queen and celebrate the occasion. 

Launch of the Christmas card competition 2016

Pam Rhodes meets Sharon Little to look at historical Christmas cards.

Pam gives details of a new competition launching on Songs of Praise – to design a Christmas card in aid of BBC Children in Need.

For more details and terms and conditions on how to enter the competition go to:

Closing date is 17:00 on 23rd May 2016. 



Role Contributor
Presenter Pam Rhodes
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra


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