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Belfast

On St Patrick’s Day, Katherine Jenkins visits the Titanic Quarter in Belfast to hear stories of faith old and new.

Katherine Jenkins visits the Titanic Quarter in Belfast for St Patrick’s Day. She learns about the rich history of the area once occupied by the Harland and Wolff Shipyard, where Titanic was built. On board the Titanic’s tender vessel, the SS Nomadic, she meets Maureen McKinney, whose grandfather worked on the construction of the famous liner.

Katherine also visits the Dock Cafe at the heart of the growing new community of Titanic Quarter. Supported by six different Christian denominations, it runs as an honesty cafe, where customers pay whatever they feel is fair, and hosts a weekly event for international residents.

On St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum visits a unique Belfast church that’s built in the shape of a shamrock. The rector tells Claire how Ireland’s patron saint used the simple shamrock to explain the doctrine of the holy trinity as he preached across Ireland in the fifth century.

Music
To God Be The Glory – St Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen
Be Still And Know That I Am God – St Colmcille’s, Holywood
I Bind Unto Myself Today – St Patrick's Church, Dungannon
What A Friend We Have In Jesus – Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Bless This House – Margaret Keys (performance)
This Is Amazing Grace – Green Pastures Church, Ballymena – led by Nathan Jess
Be Thou My Vision – St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon

34 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Mar 2019 13:05

Stories

The History of Titanic QuarterTitanic Quarter in Belfast was once The Harland and Wolff Shipyard, once one of the biggest in the world and where Titanic and many other fine ships were built. Katherine Jenkins meets Rodney McCullough who worked for Harland and Wolff for 30 years and has been involved in the redevelopment of the historic offices.  On board Titanic’s tender vessel, the SS Nomadic, Katherine meets Titanic expert Maureen McKinney, whose grandfather worked on the construction of the famous liner. She shares the moving story of Titanic passenger Rev. John Harper who, as the great ship went down, gave up his life jacket and preached to those around him.

Shamrocks and St Patrick
On St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum visits a unique Belfast church – St Matthew’s on the Shankill Road -  that’s built in the shape of a Shamrock! The rector, Rev. Tracey McRoberts, tells Claire how Ireland’s Patron Saint used the simple Shamrock to explain the doctrine of the trinity – God as Three in One – as he preached across Ireland in the 5th century.

What a Friend We Have In Jesus
Claire McCollum travels to Banbridge in County Down to hear the story behind one of the world’s most popular hymns “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”. Its author Joseph Scriven was born in Banbridge 200 years ago and Claire discovers that though he suffered great tragedy in his life he clung to his strong Christian faith throughout and lived selflessly. And she finds out that the famous hymn very nearly didn’t see the light of day.

Titanic Quarter – Dock Café
Katherine Jenkins visits The Dock Café at the heart of the growing new community of Titanic Quarter. Supported by 6 different Christian denominations, it runs as an honesty café where customers pay whatever they feel is fair and hosts a weekly event for international residents. The founder Jenny Smithson tells Katherine that to welcome others is a reflection of God’s love.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katherine Jenkins
Presenter Claire McCollum
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Producer David Waters
Production Company Avanti Media

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