Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17th May

An Order of Service for Spiritual Communion for 17th May can be found here:

BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship, 8.10am – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Discovering the gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Revd Alison Jack of New College, Edinburgh, and Fr Dermot Preston SJ of St Aloysius’ RC Church, Glasgow.

BBC 1’s Songs of Praise is being broadcast on Sunday at 1.15pm.  Theme: Modern Hymn Writers. Aled Jones meets SoP conductor Ken Burton to discuss why, in times of difficulty and trouble, the singing of Christian hymns can lift our hearts and soothe our souls. Includes Sean Fletcher’s meeting with Graham Kendrick, who talked about writing his generation-defining song Shine, Jesus, Shine in the 1980s. Aled also recalls Pam Rhodes’ meeting with Catholic hymn-writer Bernadette Farrell, and American singer-songwriter Michael W Smith reflects on his career and friendship with evangelist Billy Graham. Recorded before the current restrictions.

Sing Hallelujah with the BBC Philharmonic

Would you like to be part of a national choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah with the BBC Phil for A Celebration for Ascension Day on BBC Radio 4, 8pm?

Simply record yourself singing the famous chorus while listening to the music played by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The BBC will mix together as many contributions as possible to form a virtual choir of singers from around the country. More information here: Thy Kingdom Come


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