The Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, recently took part in Switch Radio’s Christmas Crackers – an all-day event celebrating people across the city of Birmingham who had a positive impact on the community in 2020.
The programme was broadcast on Christmas Day and the Archbishop’s hour ran from 12noon until 1pm.
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In addition to His Grace selecting a number of songs to play during the hour, some were also chosen by members of care agencies and outreach projects of the archdiocese, which Archbishop Longley wanted to include and to talk about.
The musical choices opened with ‘Lux Aeterna’ to the tune of Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar, and the archbishop also played a number of other pop music hits, including:
• Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins
• Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney
• He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by The Hollies
• Many Rivers to Cross by Jimmy Cliff.