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Songs of Praise

God's Own Country

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Claire McCollum explores the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales via motortrike and meets the Christian woman behind the trike tours who feels close to God whilst on three wheels. They make a stop at a spiritual landmark, Jervaulx Abbey.

We look back on the Rev. Kate Bottley’s visit to the Yorkshire coast, when she found out about the patron saint of Whitby, St Hilda, whose life and teachings inspired the community of nuns living in the area. We pop back to see how the sisters have settled into their new building, which was being built when we last visited.

There’s also another chance to see when Kate visited one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK, the Great Yorkshire Show, and met up with Christian farmer Kate Dale. A year on, we catch up with Kate at her farm in the Vale of York.

Claire’s final stop on her trike tour of the Yorkshire Dales is Wensleydale Creamery, where she finds out about the famous Wensleydale cheese invented hundreds of years ago by Cistercian monks. Claire sees how the monks’ recipe is still used today, and gets to sample some of the cheese herself.

How Great Thou Art - St Elisabeth's Church, Reddish
For The Beauty of the Earth - Kendal Parish Church
Ye Servants of God - Methodist Central Hall Westminster
Peace in the Valley – Katherine Jenkins and Birmingham Voices
All Creatures of Our God and King - Our Lady's Church, York
Blessed Assurance - Halifax Minster
Jesus Is the Name We Honour - Pontio Arts Centre
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Claire McCollum
Kate Bottley
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Jessie Bland
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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