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Songs of Praise

Crosby Beach

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

The Rev Kate Bottley is on Crosby Beach celebrating the 15th anniversary of the iron men sculptures created by artist Antony Gormley. Kate speaks to local Christians who have been inspired by the statues to create their own artworks, including paintings, photography and performance.

James Lusted meets one of the founding members of Crossbeats, a Liverpool-based band credited with helping to bring Contemporary Christian Music to the UK back in the 1960s. Kate travels just along the coast to Formby, hoping to see the rare red squirrel. She visits the prayer centre there, right in the heart of the National Trust conservation area.

Recorded before the closure of church buildings.

Music
Morning Has Broken, Christ Church, Port Sunlight, June 2017
Bless the Lord – LSO St Luke’s, June 2017
All Things Bright and Beautiful – St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle, May 2019
Discovery - Rivers & Robots
Eternal Father, Strong to Save – Christ Church, Port Sunlight, June 2017
Oceans – Jess Clemmons
Christ Is the World’s True Light – Christ Church, Birkenhead, October 2018
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Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bottley
Presenter:
James Lusted
Producer:
Jessie Bland
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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