Services  for Easter 7 at St Mary the Virgin, Great Shelford

 

 

Sunday

BCP Holy Communion

Parish Communion

Reflection on the day’s readings

Evening prayer via zoom

Monday

Tuesday

Prayer group meeting via Zoom –

Spiritual Communion

You can use this service at any time, on your own or with someone else. Click on this link for the service sheet: An Act of Spiritual Communion

 

 


Online Services from other churches

Some churches and cathedrals are are producing online services for Holy Week and Easter. Here are a few links.

 

Rumours of Hope

A virtual vigil for Easter Eve to the dawn of Easter Day, this service will bring together clergy and laypeople, musicians, writers and artists from across the country. Starting at 8pm  on Holy Saturday and finishing at dawn on Easter Day, Rumours of Hope is designed for you to dip in and out as you wish.

Ely Cathedral

Canon Jessica Martin shares her daily reflections, and Cathedral services and resources for Holy Week are here.

Great St Mary’s, Cambridge

Great St Mary’s are live-streaming their services throughout Holy Week. Details and links here.

York Minster

York Minster have an extensive programme of online worship. See their What’s On page for details.

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral have a series of video reflections on the Stations of the Cross plus a range of services on video.


Television and Radio for Holy Week

Every Day

Prayer of the Day  5.43am BBC Radio 4.

This will continue throughout Easter, broadcasting a range of multi-faith contributors and reflecting on the mood of the moment.

Slow Radio Meditations from a Monastery BBC Radio 3. Mon- Friday 10.45pm- 11.00pm

Five slow radio soundscapes, featuring themes from the monastic life of Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys.

Monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of silence, prayer, work, meditation & love against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery. The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk’s pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast

Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th April 2020

The Passion in Plants 9.45am.(or 00.30am!) BBC Radio 4.

Bob Gilbert traces the associations of British wild plants with the Easter Story beginning with Palm Sunday. People carried fronds of goat willow and yew.

Monday 6th April

Beyond Belief: Sin BBC Radio 4 4.00pm-4.30pm This was listed as 4.30pm elsewhere)

Easter is the most important time in the life of the Church. It’s the time when Christians retell the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. Christians believe that Jesus died to atone for the sins of the world. But what does that actually mean and how do we define what a sin is?

Silence Slow Radio Meditations from a Monastery BBC Radio 3. Episode 1 of 5 10.45pm-11.00pm

Five slow radio soundscapes, featuring themes from the monastic life of Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys. The focus is on silence.

Five ‘slow radio’ soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the first in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of silence, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery. The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk’s pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast.

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Choral Evensong BBC Radio 3 3.30pm- 4.30pm

Repeat programmes which reflect the liturgical year as it moves from Lent into Easter:Wednesday 8 April – Westminster Cathedral (1998)

Lent Talks BBC Radio 4 Wednesday 8 April, 8.45-9pm

Lent Talks is a personal perspective on an aspect of the story leading up to Easter. This year’s theme is identity – losing and gaining identity; struggling with identity; accepting and owning identity. In today’s episode, Bishop of Loughborough Guli Francis-Dehqani reflects on her journey of identity as an Iranian-born British Christian.

 Silence Slow Radio Meditations from a Monastery BBC Radio 3 Episode 3 of 5 10.45pm-11.00pm

The subject for this episode is work.

Thursday 9th April

Passover: Why is this night different? BBC2  1.45pm

An engaging, entertaining and warm look at the meaning of Passover.

Giles Coren helps host a special seder, with guests including philosopher Alain de Botton, comedienne Olivia Lee and experts Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and chef Linda Dangoor.

Good Friday. 10th April 2020

Heavenly Gardens BBC1 . 1.45pm

A brand new religious programme is launched called Heavenly Gardens.

This new two-part series sees former chorister and garden lover Alexander Armstrong, along with garden designer Arit Anderson, visit six spectacular gardens across the United Kingdom, which are all steeped in faith and spirituality.

Good Friday Meditation BBC Radio 4 Friday 10 April, 3-3.30pm

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. He 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.

At The Foot of The Cross BBC Radio2 Friday 10 April,7.00pm

Dan Walker brings an assortment of spiritual and traditional music with At the Foot Of The Cross, recorded at Maida Vale Studios, which also features a dramatic retelling of the crucifixion by author Frank Cottrell-Boyce. 

The Road To Istanbul  BBC2 9.00pm

This follows seven well-known pilgrims on the final leg of their journey along an ancient military route to the historic city of Istanbul, which has been transformed into a modern-day path of peace.