Services for Easter 7 at St Mary the Virgin, Great Shelford
BCP Holy Communion
Reflection on the day’s readings
Evening prayer via zoom
Prayer group meeting via Zoom –
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.
Great St Mary’s, Cambridge
Great St Mary’s are live-streaming their services throughout Holy Week. Details and links here.
York Minster have an extensive programme of online worship. See their What’s On page for details.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.