Songs of Praise on BBC1

Sunday 26 April 2020
13:15 to 13:50

Songs of Praise on BBC1

Christian Pilgrimage

Sean Fletcher looks back on journeys to ancient and sacred places of pilgrimage, including Lourdes and the spectacular abbey of Mont St Michel in France.

Sean Fletcher introduces highlights of journeys Songs of Praise has made to ancient places of pilgrimage. He looks back at his own journey, walking barefoot across the sands to the breathtaking abbey of Mont St Michel in northern France, where he discovered why it has been one of Europe’s most important sacred sites for well over 1,000 years.

Further south in France, there is another chance to see Kate Bottley joining the six million pilgrims who visit Lourdes each year. She learns more about the visions of the Virgin Mary that first began drawing people to the site in the 19th century and shares a special experience with a pilgrim who has come to bathe in the waters.

Claire McCollum learns more about the spiritual significance of pilgrimage as she climbs Crough Patrick in western Ireland, and Pam Rhodes discovers the unique story of Walsingham – a place of deep spirituality for both Anglicans and Catholics.

With wonderful hymns and songs recorded before the current restrictions, celebrating the theme of pilgrimage.

• Every Time I Feel The Spirit - LSO St Luke’s
• Praise To The Holiest In The Height - Our Lady’s Church, York
• Praise To The Lord, The Almighty - St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon
• It Is Well With My Soul - Eastbourne Bandstand with Lou Fellingham
• When I Survey The Wondrous Cross - Katy Treharne
• One More Step Along The World I Go - Nottingham Albert Hall
• Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah - St Asaph Cathedral

Release date: 26 April 2020

34 minutes