Resources for Holy week, Thursday – Sunday

  •  GOOD FRIDAY  Britain’s Easter Story – 3.00 p.m. on BBC 2 In the first of two special programmes, Choirmaster Gareth Malone and Conductor Karen Gibson look at the stories, music and traditions associated with Easter.
  •  Meditation – 3 – 3.30p.m. on BBC Radio 4 Baptist Minister the Revd Richard Littledale presents a personal reflection for Good Friday. Richard considers why Christians see beauty and love in an instrument of torture central to their faith – the cross. Richard meets artists and commentators whose work has been much affected by this iconic Christian imagery. Historian Iszi Lawrence finds the cross a challenging image which nonetheless has influenced the whole iconography of Western art. Neil McGregor has been enthralled by Salvador Dali’s depiction of the cross since he was a boy.
  •  At The Foot of the Cross – 7.00 p.m. on BBC Radio 2 Dan Walker brings an assortment of spiritual and traditional music At the Foot Of The Cross, which also features a dramatic retelling of the crucifixion by author Frank Cottrell-Boyce.  
  • Easter from King’s – 5:45p.m. on BBC 2
  •  BBC Radio 4 – 8.10 -9 a.m. In a specially-compiled studio service, pre-recorded close to transmission, the Archbishop of Canterbury leads a meditation to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  
  • Easter Sunday Worship – 11.25 a.m. on BBC 1 (please check the time the day before because it sometimes changes) A special edition of Sunday Worship, with an Easter Sunday service coming from Bangor Cathedral in Wales, led by the Dean of Bangor, the Very Reverend Kathy Jones  Order of Service for Easter Sunday 12 April 2020   Welcome – The Very Rev. Kathy Jones, Dean of Bangor Hymn – Jesus Christ Is Risen Today First Reading – John, Chapter 20, Verses 1-18 Read by Elma Taylor Sermon – The Right Rev. Andy John, Bishop of BangorHymn – The Day Of Resurrection Second Reading – Jeremiah, Chapter 31, Verses 1-6 Read by Sam Jones                  Hymn – We Have A Gospel To ProclaimPrayers – Led by Canon Nathan Jarvis The Lord’s Prayer Music – Light After Darkness Sung by Côr Glanaethwy The Blessing – The Right Rev. Andy John, Bishop of BangorHymn – Thine Be The Glory    

    The worship life of the church continues and the following resources are available. We encourage you to develop a pattern of worship and times of prayer to support yourself and others who need our prayers at this time.

    Below are various resources to help you:-

    Service Sheets
    These short acts of worship have been produced for you if you are unable to attend church.  If you are well enough why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you?

    Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 5 April (Word doc)
    Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 5 April (PDF)
    Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 12 April (Word doc)
    Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 12 April (PDF)

    If you have not seen the services broadcast on previous Sundays you can watch them on BBC iPlayer.

    Live-streamed services and prayers
    Residents of MHA Starr Hills invite you to join them ‘virtually’ for their Easter services. You can do this by going to their new You Tube Channel at  The following services will be ‘Live Streamed’ (Starr Hills ask that you do bear with them, punctuality isn’t always possible!)  Maundy Thursday at 3:45 pm, Good Friday at 2:30 pm, Easter Day at 11:30 am.  The services will remain available to see even if you can’t join them ‘live’