Next Episode of Songs of Praise is
Songs of Praise is a BBC Television religious programme that presents Christian hymns which first aired in October 1961. The first edition was broadcast from the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cardiff, and the series is one of the longest-running of its kind on television anywhere in the world.
The Rev Kate Bottley finds out how St John Ambulance began as an ancient Christian order in Jerusalem back in the 11th century and brushes up her first-aid skills. Meanwhile JB Gill meets the first person in the UK to donate an organ to a complete stranger.
Josie d'Arby and Claire McCollum are in St David's in Pembrokeshire to explore the area's saintly connections. Josie meets a couple who've found a new way to live with dementia and Claire visits a farm where city children get to experience country living. There's also a special performance from Katherine Jenkins.
Katherine Jenkins meets parents and their newborn babies at Basildon's Maternity Unit, and talks to midwives about their work. Katherine also meets Katharine Hill, UK director of charity Care for the Family to hear her tips for parenthood and learns about often overlooked references in the Bible of maternal language to describe God. Pam Rhodes meets Lizzie Lowrie who, last year, held a service in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral entitled Mother's Day Runaways. It was aimed at the increasing number of women who, for reasons of loss, singleness or infertility, cannot bear to be in church for a traditional Mothering Sunday service. The idea came from Lizzie's own personal journey after marrying she expected children to follow, but has since had six miscarriages. Mother Pippa Ankers talks of bringing up her son Barney who has Down's syndrome. Barney speaks of his Christian faith and shows off his drumming whilst Pippa shares her experiences of raising a child with additional needs.
The Rev Kate Bottley celebrates spring on a farm run by Christians in Derbyshire. Owners Roger and Beryl have offered a fresh start to local young people for 40 years by giving them work on the farm. JB Gill meets a Christian couple attending a church-run marriage-preparation course. Methodists in Derby open a brand new townhouse to replace their old church building. There is also a tribute to the late Billy Graham, the US evangelist who affected millions of Christians around the world and who died in February. The programme has hymns old and new, including Be Thou My Vision, And Can It Be, and Our God Is Greater. The Irish hymn St Patrick's Breastplate marks St Patrick's Day, and a performance of Drop Drop Slow Tears reminds us we are in the season of Lent.
Looks like something went completely wrong!
But don't worry - it can happen to the best of us,
- and it just happened to you.
Please try again later or contact us.