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Islands of Faith

Katherine Jenkins looks back on stories of faith from islands around our coastline, including Caldey Island in Wales and its 1,400 years of Christian history.

Katherine Jenkins introduces uplifting stories of faith amidst spectacular scenery as she looks back to when Songs of Praise has explored islands around our beautiful coastline. She begins by looking back to her visit to Caldey Island off the coast near Tenby in south Wales. One of the monks there, Brother David, tells her about the rich Christian history of the island that stretches back over 1,400 years. She also discovers that one of the ways the present community of monks remain self-sufficient is by making their own chocolate – and Katherine happily volunteers to help out.

There’s also another chance to see Aled Jones setting sail with Christian sailors off the coast of the Isle of Wight to find out why being out on the ocean brings them closer to God. Aled also looks back at his visit to the Isle of Sheppey off the coast of Kent, where he joined in with teenagers from the local high school as they showed Christian love in action at their award-winning dementia cafe.

With great hymns and songs recorded before the current restrictions, including a rousing modern classic from the Isle of Wight proms and a spectacular performance from Katherine Jenkins of How Great Thou Art.

Music
When I Needed A Neighbour – Southwark Cathedral
Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean – Tenby Harbour
I The Lord Of Sea And Sky – Isle of Wight Proms
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace – Tessera
How Great Thou Art – Katherine Jenkins
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Eastbourne Band Stand
Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind – Christ Church Port Sunlight

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34 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 May 2020 15:00

Stories

Caldey Island

Katherine looks back to her visit to Caldey Island off the coast near Tenby in South Wales. One of the monks there, Brother David, tells her about the rich Christian history of the island which stretches back over 1400 years.

Sailing off the Isle of Wight

Aled Jones sets sail with Christian sailors off the coast of the Isle of Wight and finds out why being out on the ocean brings them closer to God.

Dementia Café

Aled looks back to when he visited the Isle of Sheppey off the north coast of Kent. He joins in with teenagers from the local high school as they show Christian love in action at their award-winning Dementia Café.

Making Chocolate on Caldey Island

Katherine discovers that one of the ways Caldey’s present community of monks remain self-sufficient is by making their own chocolate – and she happily volunteers to help out!

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Sun 24 May 2020 13:15
  • Sun 24 May 2020 15:00