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Songs of Praise

Christian Callings

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

The Rev. Kate Bottley gets a taste of life on campus at Ripon College in Oxfordshire, where for over 160 years Christians have trained for the priesthood. She meets a heavy metal singer whose life changed direction when she felt God calling her to become a vicar.

There’s another chance to hear the moving testimony of Baroness Lawrence whose son Stephen was tragically murdered in 1993. We meet up with her again to hear about the exciting new research centre she has helped set up in memory of her son.

We look back on Kate's meeting with an inspirational couple whose Christian calling involved alpacas and running a community house in Birmingham. We catch up with them to find out how their brand new Church in a Yurt is helping transform their neighbourhood.

Our music comes from right across the UK and celebrates the theme of God’s calling on the lives of Christians.

Rejoice the Lord Is King - Kendal Parish Church
Will You Come and Follow Me - Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh
We Seek Your Kingdom - Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord - St Elisabeth's Church, Reddish
Be Thou My Vision – Holy Trinity Platt Church, Manchester
Locus Iste – The Templar Scholars
We Say Yes - Aberystwyth Arts Centre


Kate Bottley
Sean Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Jessie Bland
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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