Other ways to worship for Easter Sunday
Although public worship in churches has been suspended, there are many ways we can continue to join with others to worship God. And particularly this Easter Sunday, there are
several extra initiatives and suggestions – ways to witness and celebrate this special day.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are inviting people to sing 2 Easter hymns outside
their homes at 10:00 on Sunday morning.
Full details at https://ctbi.org.uk/sing-resurrection/
BBC One are broadcasting the Pope’s Easter message at 1100, and a service from Bangor
Cathedral at 1125.
The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) are putting on The Big Easter Evensong on their
youtube channel at 6pm. Music has been circulated to choirs in advance (including our own) and some choirs will be performing virtually.
Here are some of the regular ways in which you can continue to engage in worship:
BBC Radio 4, 0810 every Sunday. Also on BBC local radio.
This Sunday: The Archbishop of Canterbury, from Lambeth Palace
URC Daily Devotions –each Sunday there will be a link to a service at 0945 for a 1000 start in a radio/podcast format. Sign up at https://devotions.urc.org.uk/
This week: Revd. John Bradbury, minister at Downing Place URC in Cambridge and soon
to become URC General Secretary. This special Easter Service gives an opportunity, if
you wish, to receive Communion. All you need is to have some bread and wine at hand
as we celebrate and are drawn up into Christ’s presence together. Though separated
from each other we are not separated from the Risen Lord who bids us welcome.
Several URCs are offering recorded sermons or livestreamed services. See the list at
https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3385-coronavirus-worshipping-digitally.html. Many other
churches are also offering links to worship via websites or Facebook.
Songs of Praise continues its regular slot on BBC One at 1315.
Another option is Premier Christian Radio, which is available on radio and TV as well as online.
Radio: on DAB (nationally), or MW 1305 / 1332 / 1413 (London and Surrey). TV: Freeview 725;
Our very own Revd. A. J. (Jack) Beeson is offering some of his sermons which have been
recorded on tape/CD. Please get in touch with Jack direct for more details.
“Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep his
promise. Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to
do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead,
let us encourage each other all the more,…”