Archbishop 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. You can now listen back to his show.

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 Bernard wanted to include and to talk about.

The musical choices opened with ‘Lux Aeterna’ to the tune of Nimrod by Edward Elgar, and also included:

•       ‘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