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All Things Must Pass

The story of Corpus Christi Church in Oldham, whose priest and parish face an uncertain future under the bishop's plans to close a quarter of his churches. Grace Dent presents.

Corpus Christi Church in Oldham and its parish priest Father Heakin face an uncertain future. The Diocese of Salford proposes to close a quarter of its churches and Corpus Christi is on the shortlist. Due to a shortage of priests and lack of attendance in certain parishes, the Bishop calls it "pruning for growth". The parishioners are fighting the decision.

Father Dermot Heakin (also a windsurfer and a musician) leads a busy parish life. We follow him around the community on his pastoral activities. But as Christmas approaches, apprehension grows as both priest and congregation await the Bishop's final verdict about the future of their church. Grace Dent presents

Producer Neil McCarthy.

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28 minutes

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Mon 29 May 2017 11:00

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