Songs of Praise
For Remembrance Sunday, Aled Jones visits the Brecon Beacons in Wales, where the British military has trained since the Second World War. Aled meets Jules Hudson, broadcaster and military historian, to find out about Brecon’s military connections, including being the home of the Royal Welsh. We mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act and the impact it has had on the lives of many members of the armed forces as well as civilians in the UK over the last two and a half decades. James Lusted finds out more from an organisation called the Soldier's Arts Academy that works with servicemen and women who have been injured whilst serving their country. James speaks to Christian Maurillia Simpson, who served in Iraq but retired from the army due to injury. She shares her story of finding peace through the medium of singing and her faith.
We celebrate 150 years of the British Red Cross by meeting one of its longest serving volunteers, who felt called to start helping with the charity during the Second World War, when she was just seven years old. And Aled Jones is reunited with D-Day veteran Harry Billinge, who featured in the Songs of Praise episode to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019. Harry tells Aled about receiving his MBE from the Queen for services to charitable fundraising and reveals his reflections about Remembrance Sunday.
With brand new music performances, including from military veterans, and hymns to mark Remembrance Day.
O God Our Help In Ages Past – Brecon Cathedral
Bring Him Home – John Owen Jones, Brecon Cathedral
I Vow To Thee My Country - Jamie Lonsdale, St Andrew’s Plymouth
Just Be - Maurillia Simpson and Laura Wright, Brecon Cathedral
The Day Thou Gavest - St Martin's Church, Stamford, July 2019
Let There Be Peace On Earth – Aled Jones and Harry Billinge, Brecon Cathedral
Abide With Me - St Michael's Church, Southampton, September 2018 Show less