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Seeds of Hope, Guildford

The Rev Kate Bottley visits Guildford Cathedral for its sixtieth anniversary and hears stories of faith, including testimony from parents who forgave the man who killed their daughter.

To mark its sixtieth anniversary, the Rev Kate Bottley visits Guildford Cathedral to hear stories of faith and hope. She learns how construction was abandoned during the Second World War, but 200,000 people paid half a crown each in a Buy a Brick campaign to get the building finished. Kate also learns that women played key roles in the design of the building and are celebrated in much of the imagery and sculpture.

Katie Piper meets Elizabeth and Fernando Jimenez to hear the extraordinary story of how they forgave the man who killed their daughter through dangerous driving and took him into their home. Back at the cathedral, the dean takes Katie to the vaults, where great-grandmother Sally Courtney launders all the cathedral surplices as a service to God. We visit the Seed Community at Waverley Abbey, where a new prayer garden designed and built by the community offers reflection and solace, and we have glorious hymns sung in the cathedral including Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Bottley
Presenter Katie Piper
Series Editor Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Producer Robin Anderson
Production Company Avanti Media

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