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Modern Nuns

Josie d'Arby meets nuns at a convent in Pembrokeshire and hears how they dedicate themselves to life in a closed community.

Josie d'Arby meets nuns behind the scenes at a convent in Pembrokeshire and hears how they dedicate themselves to life in a closed community. Church detective Richard Taylor explores the history of Baptists in the UK.

Music:

King of Glory, King of Peace from St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich
As the Deer Pants from St Aidan's Church, Leeds
The Lord's My Shepherd from St Germain's Church, Birmingham
O Sanctissima Maria from St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen
In Christ Alone by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Christ Be in My Waking from All Saints' Church, Cheltenham
Before the Throne of God Above from City Gates Church, Ilford.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 May 2017 16:25

Stories

Modern Nuns - Part One

Josie d'Arby is shown around the convent grounds by Mother Christine, who shows her the chickens and the vegetable plants, and goes on to describe the daily routines of worship and prayer at the convent.

Mother Christine describes how the nuns interact with other people despite being part of an enclosed order.

Modern Nuns - Part Two

Sister Edith explains the challenges of singing plainchant in Latin.

Birthplaces - Baptists

Richard Taylor visits a restored Baptist chapel in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire to tell the story of the UK's first Baptists.

Modern Nuns - Part Three

Sister Jo, in charge of producing thousands of loaves of communion flatbread, describes how she felt about the call to become a nun after a career as an A&E nurse. She explains some of the personal challenges of the daily life.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Presenter Richard Taylor
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford

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