Songs of Praise on BBC 1

Sunday 10 May 2020
13:15 to 13:50

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Katherine Jenkins marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day by hearing from those who experienced the testing times of WWII. Recorded before church buildings closed.

Katherine Jenkins marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, bishop of Dover, tells us about the role churches played in bringing people together to give thanks when peace was declared. We pay tribute to the forces sweetheart Helen Clare in an interview recorded in 2015, three years before she passed away, and there is another chance to find out how the code crackers at Bletchley Park helped to bring the war to an end. We revisit the Royal Hospital Chelsea to see the stunning chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren and discover what life is like for the Chelsea pensioners who live there. There are performances from Katherine and Britain’s Got Talent winner and Chelsea pensioner Colin Thackery and hymns from around the country. Recorded before church buildings closed.

Praise My Soul The King of Heaven - St John The Baptist, Tideswell
The Lord’s My Shepherd – St Michael’s Church, Southampton
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace - Christ Church, Oxten, Birkenhead,
Peace in the Valley performed by Katherine Jenkins
You Raise Me Up performed by Colin Thackery
All People That On Earth Do Dwell - St Martins Church, Stamford

Release date: 10 May 2020

34 minutes