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Scripture Union and the Queen

The programme joins Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate 150 years of the Christian charity Scripture Union.

Katherine Jenkins hosts a special programme as Songs of Praise joins Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate 150 years of the Christian charity Scripture Union. We discover how one man teaching Bible stories to children in north London in 1867 started a movement that now works in 130 countries around the world.

One of our most cherished modern hymn writers Bishop Timothy Dudley Smith reveals how, even in his nineties, his faith continues to inspire him to write music.

And Pam Rhodes meets Douglas Gresham, the stepson of the great CS Lewis, to find out how he let the light of his Christian faith shine through his children's books.

Lord for the Years - St Mary's Islington
10,000 Reasons - St Mary's Islington
Your Love Will Last Forever - St Mary's Islington
God of Unchanging Grace - St Mary's Islington
Tell All the world of Jesus - St Mary's Islington.

34 minutes


The history of Scripture Union
Watched by Her Majesty the Queen, Christian theatre company 'The Artless Theatre Company' tell the story of Scripture Union and how it began in a drawing room in Islington and has evolved and adapted through the years.

Scripture Union Today
National Director of Scripture Union tells Katherine Jenkins about how the charity meets the challenge of spreading the word of Jesus to young people in the modern world. He also reflects on Her Majesty's strong Christian faith.

CS Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia
CS Lewis's step son Douglas Gresham tells Pam Rhodes how his faith was shaped by his step-father and talks about the role of the Christian message in The Chronicles of Narnia, still some of the most popular children's books in the world.

A song for the 150th anniversary of Scripture Union
Bishop and celebrated hymn writer Bishop Tim Dudley Smith tells of his involvement with Scripture Union and how he came to write a special new hymn to mark the 150th anniversary.


Role Contributor
Presenter Katherine Jenkins
Presenter Pam Rhodes
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Producer David Waters
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Production Company Avanti Media