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Songs of Praise

New Year Promises

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

Kate Bottley is in Bristol to explore how John Wesley, the radical founder of the Methodist Church, devised a service that still helps many Christians mark the new year. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bottley
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Producer:
David Waters
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

County Down

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Ahead of St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum is in County Down to learn about the lesser-known patron saint Brigid, and there is a visit to the home of author CS Lewis in East Belfast. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Claire McCollum
Producer:
Andrew Fenner
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Aled Jones and Songs of Praise

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Aled Jones joins the archbishop of York designate Stephen Cottrell for Christian hope and reflection, and recalls the stories of inspiring guests on the programme. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aled Jones
Producer:
David Waters
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

International Women's Day

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Available for years

Katherine Jenkins celebrates International Women’s Day with hymns by female writers and hears from author Michelle Sloan, whose faith was inspired by Bible stories about women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
JB Gill
Presenter:
James Lusted
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Preparing for Lent

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

As Lent approaches Sean Fletcher visits Pershore Abbey for prayers, palms and pancakes, and we hear how churches are helping communities in the devastating floods. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Presenter:
Jay Lusted
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Chatsworth

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Aled Jones visits Chatsworth for its first flower show, Pam Rhodes discovers more about the estate's history, and former JLS star JB Gill talks faith and farming. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aled Jones
Presenter:
Pam Rhodes
Participant:
JB Gill
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Kew Gardens

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Alan Titchmarsh joins Aled Jones in Kew Gardens to talk about his faith and to reflect on finding God in nature. With a wonderful performance by Sir Bryn Terfel for St David‘s Day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aled Jones
Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Producer:
David Waters
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Sacred Inspiration

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Katherine Jenkins visits a unique church in Gloucestershire with medieval art on its walls. She also visits the Chapel of Our Lady in the Crag in North Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
JB Gill
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Amazing Faith

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sean Fletcher is in Alton in Staffordshire to visit a Catholic youth retreat centre which raises self-esteem, and builds and strengthens friendships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

In this autism-friendly episode, Sean Fletcher is at Whalley Abbey in Lancashire to find out how they, and a minister with Asperger's, are helping others with the condition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Producer:
Judith Sharp
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Chatsworth

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 11 months

Brenda Edwards explores the magnificent Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and introduces a feast of Christian music including performances from Lesley Garrett and the Overtones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brenda Edwards
Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Producer:
David Waters
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Mental Health

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Katherine Jenkins joins a Christian retreat walk. Sean Fletcher meets Rev Richard Coles, who talks about his struggles with mental health. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Christian Music Makers

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One South East

For the fifth Sunday of Lent, Sean Fletcher is in Brighton with Christian music-makers whose faith inspires their work, and Josie d’Arby meets a music therapist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Fletcher
Presenter:
Josie d'Arby
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier

Songs of Praise

Christian Compassion

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Claire McCollum meets compassionate Christians including charity workers and a chef influenced by visiting an African cocoa farm. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Claire McCollum
Presenter:
Kate Bottley
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Sunday Worship

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for 6 months

The Rev Canon Roland Riem leads a service for the fourth Sunday of Advent from Winchester Cathedral. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Producer:
Judith Sharp
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

The UK’s Favourite Carol

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Aled Jones reveals the UK’s favourite carol from St Paul’s Cathedral with star guests Andrea Bocelli, Cliff Richard, the Kingdom Choir, The Priests and Katherine Jenkins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aled Jones
Producer:
Karen Hannah
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Mothering Sunday

Duration: 34 minutes

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

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, Katherine Jenkins visits the Mothers’ Union in Worthing, and Pam Rhodes talks to Katie Piper and her mum Diane about their faith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Pam Rhodes
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Sunday Worship

Third Sunday of Advent

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Father John Dickson, Catholic chaplain, leads an ecumenical service from the chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Producer:
Judith Sharp
Production Company:
Avanti Media

Songs of Praise

Christmas in Norfolk

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Kate Bottley visits a winter wonderland experience in Norfolk, and Katie Piper joins a church delivering their Christmas angel hampers. Featuring favourite Christmas carols. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bottley
Presenter:
Katie Piper
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media