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 

  • Sunday Morning Live is on BBC1 at 10.00 am and then is available at 10.40 am on BBC iPlayer. Sally Phillips and Sean Fletcher take a look at the week's talking points and explore the ethical and religious issues of the day.
  • Songs of Praise is on BBC One at  12.25 pm and then is available on BBC iPlayer at 1.05 pm. Aled Jones visits Blenheim Palace to explore its private chapel and the grounds of this World Heritage site, while Laura Wright joins an inclusive choir for a hymn singalong.

Radio

  • BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting Good Morning Sunday at 6.00 am. Emeli Sandé takes over to celebrate the music and culture of black artists, as Radio 2 commemorates Martin Luther King Jr's iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. Emeli joins the Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad, choosing the guests she wants to chat with, and introduce to listeners. She also picks music for the show.
  • BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting Sunday Worship at 8.10 am. Paul Kerensa leads prayers and preaching from this year's online Greenbelt festival, now in digital form, with livestream performance, reflective blogs, and archive talks to special artist features. 
  • BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting Choral Evensong at 3.00 pm. From St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with St Martin's Voices 
  • 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 streaming services:

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

This week's featured service

  • St John The Baptist, Berkswell will be streaming their Parish Communion service at 10.00 am on their Facebook Page (liturgical service (rural)) 

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.