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Stacey Dooley is to go behind the doors of a Convent to explore what it means to be a nun in new BBC documentary, Stacey Dooley: Inside the Convent.

The one-off documentary offers Stacey the opportunity to take a break, and connect to the rhythms of a deeper, slower, quieter and more meaningful way of being. She will stay with the Sisters at The Order of the Holy Paraclete Anglican Religious Community, who reside at St Hilda’s Priory in Whitby.

Stacey, who isn’t religious, will live alongside the sisters, joining their strict timetable of work and contemplation, in a bid to understand the way they live and to find out if there are aspects of this lifestyle she could bring into her own.

Stacey Dooley said: “I had wanted to film in a Convent for a while, so was delighted when the Sisters at St Hilda’s invited us into their home, allowing us to truly witness and experience, first hand, their way of life. I really do believe it can be hugely beneficial, spending time with those you wouldn’t usually. It forces you to see things from an entirely different perspective and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in their Convent! Thank you sisters!”

Daisy Scalchi, BBC Commissioning Editor said: “We’re so excited to have Stacey’s collaboration on this new film for BBC1. It’s enlightening to see Stacey living with this unique community, alongside a group of women who have dedicated their lives to exploring some of life’s biggest questions. We’re also very grateful to the nuns at St Hilda’s Priory for their honesty, openness and for offering us a rare window into their world.”

Stacey Dooley: Inside the Convent (1x60’) will air on BBC One and iPlayer. Transmission details will be revealed in due course.


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