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Jane Austen

It's the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, and Connie Fisher visits the Hampshire house where the celebrated romantic novelist lived to examine her - not always flattering - portrayal of clergymen.


Lift High the Name of Jesus performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty from Orangefield Presbyterian Church, Belfast
At the Name of Jesus from Romsey Abbey
Magnificat from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sutton Coldfield
Great Day performed by Noah Stewart
I Love You Lord Today from St Germain's Church, Birmingham
In Paradisum performed by Huddersfield Choral Society with the BBC Philharmonic
To God Be the Glory from Winchester Cathedral.

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35 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Feb 2017 15:30


Jane Austen - Part One

Connie Fisher visits Jane Austen's home to find out more about how Jane's faith played a part in her writing and to see the very table where she wrote some of her most famous novels.

Sister Agatha

Claire McCollum visits Bar Convent, the oldest living convent in York, which was established in 1686 as a girl's school. Here she meets a unique individual, Sister Agatha who not only is a central figure at the convent but also has an extraordinary story of the life she left to follow the faith.

Recovery Choir

Rising Voices Recovery Choir is an initiative of Bristol Drugs Project. The choir is for recovering addicts and other closely connected to them. While the choir isn't faith-based, several members are Christians and explain to Josie d'Arby how the choir helps them and connects to their faith.

Jane Austen - Part Two

Later this year will be the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death; Connie visits her grave inside Winchester Cathedral and also the beautiful plaque and memorial window. Louise West, from Hampshire Cultural Trust explains why the grave does not make reference to her writing and how, on the day of her funeral, it was a very small affair.


Role Contributor
PresenterConnie Fisher
PresenterClaire McCollum
Executive ProducerDave Stanford
ProducerMatthew Napier

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