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20100103

Brian D'Arcy celebrates the feast of the three magi with well loved music for Twelfth Night. For many, this is the climax of the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Music comes from King's College Chapel Choir with members of the Aberdeen Univeristy Choral Society, directed by Roger Williams. Hymns include As With Gladness Men Of Old and Three Kings From Persian Lands Afar.

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The love of God has inspired more hymns than perhaps any other subject. Brian D'Arcy introduces just a few of them tonight and explores some of the teachings behind the words.

This week's featured choir is the Cambridge Chorale and music includes God Is Love Let Heaven Adore Him, Stainer's anthem God So Loved The World and Come Down O Love Divine.

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This week, Brian D'Arcy explores what it means to live in community with other believers.

The music was recorded by the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir who travelled to Assisi last year to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Franciscan community. Directed by David Ogden, hymns include Soldiers Of Christ Arise; The Servant Song; and Lord, You Give The Great Commission. The organist is Daniel Moult.

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Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns, prayer and reflections.

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The Christian church celebrates Education Sunday today. It's a national day of prayer and thanksgiving for all involved in the world of education. Brian D'Arcy explores this year's theme "Called to serve" with hymns and prayers.

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It is 150 years since 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' was first published. This week, Brian D'Arcy plays some hymns from the very first edition and finds out why it was so popular and well loved. This week's featured choir is Derby Cathedral Choir and hymns include Rock of Ages, O Jesus I have promised and Hail gladdening light. The musical director is Peter Gould and the organist is Tom Corfield. The producer is Janet McLarty.

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The name Valentine speaks of love, flowers and chocolates. All of which is far removed from the Saint whose name is given to the festival of romance. How important is a name and how much does it actually reflect the person it describes? Brian D'Arcy explores names in tonight's programme. This week's featured singers are the choir of St George's Church, Beckenham directed by Nigel Groome. The organist is Alastair Friend. Music includes At the name of Jesus; The kingdom is upon you and Come let us join our cheerful songs. The producer is Janet McLarty.

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In a world of inequality and deprivation, Brian D'Arcy observes World Day of Social Justice by looking at efforts to tackle poverty and inequality. Hymns include Amazing grace, In Christ there is no east or west and God of freedom, God of justice. The producer is Janet McLarty.

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With St David's Day on 1st March, Brian D'Arcy takes the opportunity to explore the Welsh national character - in particular their love of hymns. Tonight's programme includes some inspirational Welsh tunes - and this week's featured choir is the Cardiff University Chamber Choir directed by John Hugh Thomas. The organist is Robert Court. Hymns include Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour, King of glory king of peace, and Immortal invisible. The producer is Janet McLarty.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

20131013

Diane Louise Jordan reflects on random acts of kindness - those moments in our everyday lives that expresses God's heart; with classic hymns, Gospel anthems and Worship songs.

Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through readings, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

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Diane Louise Jordan reflects on Faith in the World week's theme: Living Alone Well and plays uplifting spiritual hymns, Gospel, choral classics and your dedications and prayers.

Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

20131103

Diane Louise Jordan plays hymns and songs for All Saints, All Souls and Adoption Sunday - as well as your dedications, requests and all important Virtual Candles.

Also available on the Radio 2 website are video highlights of her interviews with singer/songwriter Matt Redman and choral composer Bob Chilcott.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

Diane Louise Jordan plays hymns and songs for All Saints, All Souls and Adoption Sunday.

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Diane Louise Jordan reflects on Remembrance Sunday with hymns and sacred songs,

as well as dedications and prayers.

Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, Gospel and choral classics.

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

20140406

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

20140413

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, gospel and choral classics. Plus listeners' dedications and prayers.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Diane looks at religious leadership.

Producers: Amanda Hancox and Katharine Longworth.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, gospel and choral classics. Plus listeners' dedications and prayers.

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Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, gospel and choral classics. Plus listeners' dedications and prayers.

A Good Age20140525

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

A Royal Priesthood20140223

As the Church of England prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood, Diane Louise Jordan considers what it means for all Christians to be called to a "Royal Priesthood".

Among those providing the music in this week's programme are Geraldine Latty and Belfast-based Robin Mark.

Diane reveals some surprises about a friend who's a priest in a church whose patch includes Benefit Street. And of course there's time for listeners' dedications and requests for prayer.

Producer - Steven Benson.

Advent20141130

As Britain begins its countdown to Christmas, Diane Louise Jordan marks the starts of the season of Advent with spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics alongside words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Air20150809

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Over four weeks, Diane looks at the elements that make up the planet. This week she considers the significance of air,wind and breath within Christianity.

Angels20141214

As we approach Christmas, Diane Louise Jordan brings you a whole host of angels, reflecting on the messages brought by these celestial beings within the Christmas story and beliefs held about angels in the world today. She also plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics and your childhood nativity play favourites.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

April Showers20160403
Boxing Day20151227

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Diane closes the Christmas weekend by reflecting on Boxing Day.

Candlemas20140202

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

Carnival20140831

Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, Gospel and choral classics.

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week she brings you a show with a carnival flavour!

Celtic Christianity20141019

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Diane explores Celtic Christianity and plays favourite hymns and spiritual songs of Celtic origin.

Christmas Special20141225

Deck the halls with Diane Louise Jordan as she wishes you a very Merry Christmas with a celebration of her favourite traditions. She also brings you a festive selection of your best loved carols and seasonal songs as she shares her magical Christmas moments with sparkling special guests including Rev. Kate Bottley, Prof. Mary Beard, food historian Ivan Day and Christmas decorations expert Christine Lalumia.

Comfort And Support20150705

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. To mark the 10th Anniversary of the London Bombings and the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Salvation Army, Diane thinks about comfort and support; how we get through the tough times and how we help others in their time of need.

Courage20150712

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week she takes the theme of courage as she remembers the Battle of Britain.

Deep Friendships20140323

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music though hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer - Steven Benson.

Earth20150802

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Over four weeks Diane looks at the four classical elements that make up our planet, starting with earth.

Easter Sunday20140420

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. This week the programme celebrates Easter Sunday with hymnwriter Stuart Townend.

email: thesundayhour@bbc.co.uk.

Faith20160131

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Over the next three weeks, Diane considers the three virtues of faith, hope and love. She begins, in this programme, by looking at faith.

Faith And Film20140504

Diane Louise Jordan looks at the theme of faith in film on International Intergalactic Day including reflections on Star Wars, Spiderman and Tyler Perry's Madea films. She plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Faith In The World Week20141102

For Faith in the World Week, Diane Louise Jordan celebrates the healing power of music as well as marking Adoption Sunday. She speaks to Ashley John Baptiste about his life and how music has brought him strength in difficult times. She brings you spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics alongside words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Fasting20160313

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. As the Christian season of Lent continues, Diane considers what it means to fast.

Fire20150816

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Over four weeks Diane looks at the elements that make up our planet. This week she explores the powerful symbolism of fire.

For All The Saints20151101

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Today Diane marks All Saints Day.

Frances Finn Sits In20140608

Frances Finn sits in for Diane Louise Jordan with a selection of uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Frances Finn Sits In20140622

Frances Finn sits in for Diane Louise Jordan with a selection of spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Frances Finn Sits In20140629

Frances Finn sits in for Diane Louise Jordan with a selection of spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Frances Finn Sits In20150719

In a summer of music festivals, Frances Finn considers the spiritual side to these great events. She brings you the usual mix of spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics alongside words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Frances Finn Sits In20150726

Frances Finn plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Frances considers the idea of pilgrimage and discusses how, often, we are shaped as much by the journey as we are by the destination.

Frances Finn Sits In20160117

for Diane Louise Jordan. She bring you spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. In this dark part of the year, Frances looks at well-being and happiness through words and prayers as well as reading out your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Frances Finn Sits In20160124

for Diane Louise Jordan with uplifting spiritual music - hymns, gospel and choral classics. Plus listeners' dedications and prayers.

Fresh Starts20140316

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music - hymns, Gospel and choral classics, and in particular music from LCGC, Joanne Hogg and Kathryn Scott. This week Diane explores the theme of "strength from weakness" looking in particular at the character of Peter, who famously denied Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed. Yet, in spite of his failings, Peter went on to be known as the founder of the church.

As usual, the programme hears from listeners all over the country who have written in with specific music requests or to ask for the lighting of a "virtual candle".

Producer - Steven Benson.

Friendship20160529

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. This week, she explores friendship, expressed in the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. With readings as well as requests and dedications.

Fruit Of The Spirit - Faithfulness20150201
Fruit Of The Spirit - Faithfulness20150201

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. In a series of programme exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, Diane reflects on the fruit of faithfulness.

Fruit Of The Spirit - Gentleness20150208

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. In a series of programme exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, Diane reflects on the fruit of gentleness.

Fruit Of The Spirit - Love20150215
Fruit Of The Spirit - Self-control20150222

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. In a series of programme exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, Diane reflects on the fruit of self-control which is particularly appropriate on the first Sunday of Lent.

Gifts20141221

Christmas is coming and Diane Louise Jordan is thinking about the many gifts we offer and receive at this time of year, whether in sharing our talents or the kindness we show to others. Singer-songwriter, Tim Hughes, joins Diane to speak about his music and inspiration in The Heart of Worship and she also plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics and your childhood nativity favourites.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Gospel20151122

Diane Louise Jordan celebrates Gospel music with a selection of favourite Gospel songs and recordings from top Gospel artists. She is joined by Bazil Meade to hear more about the history of Gospel and the London Community Gospel Choir. She also plays spiritually uplifting music through hymns and choral classics and brings you inspiring words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Gospel Music20141005

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week, Diane celebrates all things Gospel by playing Gospel music, singers and choirs and reflecting on the history and impact of this musical phenomenon.

Greenbelt20140824

Diane Louise Jordan is at the Greenbelt festival, bringing you her usual mix of spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Diane takes in the sights and sounds of Greenbelt, meeting a few festival goers along the way and featuring music from Greenbelt artists past and present.

Happiness20140817

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Today she reflects on ways to be happy.

Harvest20151004

Diane Louise Jordan celebrates the harvest festival with a selection of traditional harvest hymns, Gospel songs and choral classics. She reflects on the changing season, as Summer turns to Autumn, and reflects on the meaning of harvest with words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Harvest Festival20140928

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. To mark the harvest fetival, Diance plays favourite harvest hymns and songs and reflects on harvest celebrations past and present.

Hope, Faith And Charity20140518

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

How Can I Keep From Singing?20151018
How Can I Keep From Singing?20151018

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Diane celebrates the joys of singing.

Hymns About Food20140511

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Hymns And Requests20141012
Hymns And Requests20141123

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Hymns And Requests20150301
Hymns And Requests20150301

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. She also celebrates St. David's Day with favourite Welsh hymns and choirs.

Hymns And Requests20160221

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Light20141026
Love20160214

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. On Valentine's Day, Diane explores Love, the third of the three virtues she has been considering for the past few weeks. She also reflects on the Christian season of Lent which began on Ash Wednesday.

Making Connections20160410

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week, Diane considers how we connect with those around us.

Mission Impeccable20151011

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Diane considers our purpose in life as she talks about mission.

Mothering Sunday20160306
Mothering Sunday20160306

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. To mark Mothering Sunday, Diane considers the nature of parenthood in the modern day.

New Year20141228
New Year20141228

As we approach 2015, Diane Louise Jordan reflects on the year that has passed and ushers in the New Year with spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. She'll also bring you inspiring words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications to get the New Year off to a good start.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

New Year, New Hope20131229

Diane Louise Jordan looks forward to 2014 with uplifting hymns, Gospel songs and requests. Music from Shirley Caesar and Noah Stewart; and hymns including Love Divine and O Jesus I Have Promised.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

New Year, New Me!20160103

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week, Diane ushers in the New Year and also marks the feast of the Epiphany when Christians celebrate the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus.

Old Hymns, New Tunes20140209

Diane Louise Jordan tops up her weekly selection of popular and inspiring music with a special selection of traditional songs and hymns for which new tunes have been written. "Praise my Soul the King of Heaven" gets a face-lift from Graham Kendrick while the much-loved tune to "Amazing Grace" grows and matures in the hands of Chris Tomlin. Aaron Neville sings a gospel version of "Jesus Loves Me", while Diane seeks listeners' help in identifying one tune in a medley. This week, Diane takes the chance to find out how the theme tune to the "Vicar of Dibley" came to be such a popular setting of the 23rd Psalm. As usual, Diane hears what listeners are up to while tuned in to The Sunday Hour and the programme features listeners' requests for the lighting of "virtual candles" for those in a time of need.

One Love...united In Christ20140119

Diane Louise Jordan reflects on community with hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Jarrod Cooper, composer of King of Kings (Majesty), is her guest for Heart of Worship. Music includes Bind Us Together, Onward Christian Soldiers and a Gospel rendition of Bob Marley's One Love.

Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

email: thesundayhour@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

Palm Sunday20160320

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. On Palm Sunday, Diane considers what this day means to Christians. She also plays Irish hymns and songs to celebrate St. Patrick.

Pentecost20150524

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week Diane celebrates Pentecost with hymns, songs and reflection on The Holy Spirit.

Pentecost20160515
Pentecost20160515

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. This week the programme celebrates the feast of Pentecost through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Prisoners' Sunday: Building Hope20141116

To mark Prisoners' Sunday and the start of Prisons Week, Diane Louise Jordan explores the theme Building Hope and thinks of prisoners throughout the world. She plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics alongside words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Prophets20141207

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. As we approach Christmas, Diane reflects on prophets and prophecy, whether in the promise of a coming Messiah or those inspirational people who could be seen as modern day prophets.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Remembrance20141109

To mark Remembrance Sunday, Diane Louise Jordan plays hymns, Gospel and choral classics in the spirit of remembrance and brings you words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Requests20150607

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. This week in a special Heart of Worship interview Diane talks to one of the most famous contemporary hymn writers, Timothy Dudley Smith, about how it all began and plays listener hymn requests.

Producer: Katharine Longworth and Amanda Hancox.

Requests And Dedications20160605
Rest And Relaxation20140727

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

This week, as many of us set off on our summer holidays, Diane explores the idea of rest and relaxation.

Sacred Gardens20140601

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Shakespeare20160424

Diane Louise Jordan marks this weekend's 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare through spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics.

Producer: Amanda Hancox.

St David's Day And Shrove Tuesday20140302

This week, Diane Louise Jordan plays a wealth of music to mark the St David's Day weekend while also looking forward to the start of Lent.

Katherine Jenkins joins the line-up singing "Amazing Grace", while Bryn Terfel sings "How Great Thou Art". The great Welsh tunes of Cwm Rhondda and Blaenwern also make an appearance, and as requested by listeners, Diane plays a recording of a childrens' choir singing the old classic "Jesus Bids us Shine".

As always, Gospel music begins the show, and Diane reads listeners' requests for prayer and lights virtual candles on their behalf.

St Valentine's Day20140216

On the weekend when love is celebrated in the heart of all romantics, Diane Louise Jordan explores how one love story, thousands of years old, continues to be an inspiration. Gospel music comes from Beverly Crawford while the traditional hymn "My Song is Love Unknown" is performed by the choir of Kings College Cambridge. The London Community Gospel Choir makes an appearance with "God is Love" and Diane hears from listeners with requests for her to light virtual candles for their loved ones. The programme finishes with Dionne Warwick singing "Why We Sing".

Still Small Voice Of Calm20160110
Still Small Voice Of Calm20160110

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. After the activity and excitment of Christmas, Diane considers the importance of being calm, still and silent.

Talent20150913

Diane Louise Jordan get's ready for BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day by celebrating the talents we use to make the world a better place. She plays the usual selection of spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics alongside words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

The Baptism Of Jesus Christ20140112

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

The Easter Sunday Hour20160327

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Diane celebrates Easter Sunday with favourite Easter hymns, songs, readings and reflections.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Diane Louise Jordan celebrates Easter Sunday with hymns, songs, readings and reflections.

The Feast Of The Epiphany20140105

Diane Louise Jordan marks visit of the Wise Men with hymns, Gospel songs and requests. Music from Graham Kendrick and Muyiwa; and hymns including Morning Has Broken and I Will Be With You.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

The Journey20140706

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

The Sunday Hour Special20151225

'Twas the morning of Christmas and on Radio 2,

Diane Louise Jordan told a story to you -

Diane Louise Jordan wishes you a very Merry Christmas with a feast of Christmas stories and poems. She's joined by authors Julia Donaldson and Frank Cottrell Boyce to hear about their favourite yuletide tales, their inspiration in bringing much-loved Christmas characters to life and how they go about creating a Christmas classic. Strictly Come Dancing star, Kristina Rihanoff and ice dancers Torvill and Dean bring hint of sparkle to this special morning and actor Julie Hesmondhalgh reads classic festive stories and poems. All this, alongside favourite carols and Christmas songs bringing tidings of comfort and joy all round!

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

The Sunday Hour's First Birthday20140126

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme considers different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. This week the programme celebrates its first birthday with recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Producer: Bernard P Achampong.

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words, prayers as well as your requests and dedications. The music includes recordings from Cathedral, Gospel and Male Voice Choirs, ensembles and solo artists.

Time20160228

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. To mark the Leap Year, Diane considers the nature of time and how we use it.

Tough Times20140309

On this first Sunday in Lent, Diane Louise Jordan explores what people learn from "wilderness" experiences based on Jesus's temptations in the desert.

She plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music - traditional and modern - and the show starts with the classic song "By the Rivers of Babylon" sung by Dee Delroy Williams. Also in the show are Amy Grant with her version of "Love has a hold on me" and the traditional Lenten hymn "Forty Days and Forty Nights" sung by the choir of Gloucester Cathedral.

Requests continue to arrive at The Sunday Hour office for all types of music and this morning Roger Whittaker's version of "Morning Has Broken" makes it through to the programme. Diane continues to hear from listeners by letter, e-mail and social media, and responds by lighting virtual candles for those who have requested prayer.

Trinity Sunday20160522
Trinity Sunday20160522

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. This week, she explores and celebrates our differences in the context of Trinity Sunday. She introduces readings and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Unending Devotion20140330

Diane Louise Jordan plays uplifting spiritual music - hymns, Gospel and choral classics.

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

Waiting20151206

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. As we're getting ready for Christmas, Diane thinks about waiting.

Water20150823
Water20150823

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications. Over four weeks Diane looks at the elements that make up the planet. This week she explores the symbolism of water in Christianity.

Women20140810

Diane Louise Jordan plays spiritually uplifting and inspiring music through hymns, Gospel and choral classics. Each week the programme celebrates different aspects of the Christian faith through words and prayers as well as your requests and dedications.

This weeks she celebrates great women from history and includes music from fantastic female hymnwriters and musicians.

World War One20140803

Diane Louise Jordan commemorates the anniversary of the outbreak of The First World War with hymns, Gospel, choral classic, poetry and reflection.