An Island Parish Season 12
S12 E01Jan 2, 2017
Anguilla - Unity, Strength and Endurance Jan 2, 2017 Bishop Brooks travels to St Martin to visit his parishioners, while his congregation at St Mary's and minister Canon Knight are gearing up for their biggest performance of the year - the Palm Sunday play. Ex-pats Jerry and Anna await a rather important plant delivery from Miami, but will it all arrive in one piece?The National Trust head out to Scrub Island on a mission to monitor turtles.
S12 E02Jan 9, 2017
Anguilla - Wise as a Serpent, Harmless as a Dove Jan 9, 2017 It's Easter and Bishop Brooks is overseeing renovations at St Mary's Anglican church. He has commissioned some new hurricane-proof stained glass windows, but with just days to go it's a race to get them in before the all-important service. Friends Reggie Oliver and Trudy Nixon are battling the waves in the annual Festival del Mar swimming competition, and the National Trust pay a visit to the Prickly Pear Cays to release some endangered native iguanas.
S12 E03Jan 16, 2017
Anguilla - A Grey Head is a Crown of Glory Jan 16, 2017 All over the island, celebrations are taking place for two very important birthdays as Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 and ex-pat Margaret Jones celebrates her 100th. Son John Jones and best friend Chinnicks are out fishing for Margaret's present and the National Trust have their work cut out as they educate local schoolchildren at their Turtle Interaction Day.
S12 E04Jan 23, 2017
Anguilla - The Mouse That Roared Jan 23, 2017 The 49th Anguilla Day, commemorating the peaceful revolution of 1967, kicks off with the biggest boat race of the season. With fierce bragging at stake, it is a battle for local boat builders David and Damien Carty. Trudy Nixon gives her debut novel a test run at Anguilla's premier literary festival and Dr Linda Banks ensures local history is not forgotten as she gives a lesson to the primary schoolchildren. The congregation at St Mary's wear traditional colours for the Anguilla Day celebrations.
S12 E05Jan 30, 2017
Anguilla - Lean on Me Jan 30, 2017 Bishop Brooks is travelling again, carrying out parish duties on neighbouring St Barths as he checks on major church renovations. Businesswoman Nathalie le Senechal brings some French culture to Anguilla with a wine tasting. Local cyclist Justin Hodge battles it out against riders from all over the Caribbean in Anguilla's biggest cycling race, and the fisheries department are out to eradicate a new predator in Anguillian waters - the lionfish.
S12 E06Feb 6, 2017
Anguilla - Beauty is Power, a Smile is its Sword Feb 6, 2017 The Bishop and The National Trust are visiting the desolate island of Sombrero, once home to a thriving guano-mining industry and now home to thousands of protected sea birds. On Prickly Pear island, Allan and Sue Ruan race against the clock to deliver lunch to hungry tourists at their pop-up restaurant, and back on Anguilla, four talented ladies battle it out for the prestigious crown of Miss Anguilla.
S12 E07Feb 13, 2017
Anguilla - The Spirit of Life Feb 13, 2017 The carnival is in Anguilla - from boat racing to parades, there are celebrations all over the island. Chef Ken Vanterpool tries to feed the crowds at Anguilla's most popular barbecue, and parishioners take the chance to raise much-needed church funds by feeding hungry festival-goers. Ex-pats Sue and Trudy enter a carnival troupe, but will their costumes be ready in time for the big day?
S12 E08Feb 20, 2014
Anguilla - To See Sunshine One Must Weather The Storm Feb 20, 2014 Islanders prepare for the threat of hurricanes as the rainy season begins. Horticulturalist Anna Kennedy is in search of a remedy to save her trees from invasive pests. Bishop Brooks is off to Antigua as festivities begin to celebrate the 175th anniversary of his diocese, and local vet Dr Garry Swanston encourages locals to inoculate their pets.