Sunday services


Many churches, both large and small, are finding new ways of connecting with their local communities through the streaming of church services from home.

Churches are being encouraged to publicise their services in two ways:

Sunday Services

Television 

  • A celebration of Pentecost is on BBC One at 10.00 am and then is available at 10.40 on BBC Player. A live service marking the festival from Gorton Monastery in Manchester, with a small, socially distanced group from the city's King's Church leading a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. 
  • Sunday worship is on  BBC One at 11.00 and then is available on BBC iPlayer at 11.40.am. A service for Pentecost Sunday from Hereford Cathedral, led by the Rt Rev Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford.  
  • Songs of Praise is on BBC One at  1.15 pm and then is available on BBC iPlayer at 1.55 pm. The Rev Kate Bottley celebrates Pentecost, regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, revisiting stories from the archives exploring the themes of this special day.

Radio

  • BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting Good Morning Sunday at 6.00 am. Live music from Sheku Kannek-Mason, and Alexander Armstrong on the beauty of choral music. Presented by the Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad.
  • BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting Sunday Worship at 8.10 am. A service for Pentecost from City Church Cardiff, led by Stephen Gibson, Dominic and Catherine de Souza. Plus, members of the congregation, look at the hope offered by the Holy Spirit - especially when life does not go according to plan.  
  • BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting Choral Evensong at 3.00 pm from St David's Cathedral.  
  • Radio Plus is broadcasting David Stone's faith show from 7 am to 11 am - at 10.00 am.  You can listen at 101.5FM or on the Radio Plus website

Streamed Services   

The following list is a small sample of the wide range of streamed services:

  • Coventry Cathedral will be live-streaming a service on their Facebook page at 9.15 am  (liturgical service)
  • St Mark's, Coventry is live-streaming a service at 10.30 am on their YouTube Channel (informal, relaxed service)
  • St Paul's, Leamington Spa will be streaming a service at 10.00 am on their YouTube Channel (informal, relaxed service)

This week's featured service

  • St Mary Magdalen Church, Chapelfields, Coventry will be streaming a service at 10.00 am on their Facebook page (liturgical service) 

The full list of live-streamed services in Coventry and Warwickshire can be found on a dedicated section of A Church Near You.

Other services can also be found on the Church of England website.