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11 September 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Heart and Soul A year after the journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead a few hundred yards from St Mary’s, Creggan, Derry, in Northern Ireland, the parish priest, Fr Joe Gormley, now feels that it is safer to speak about serving on a housing estate at the heart of the sectarian conflict. 

Sunday 10.30am World Service


TELEVISION:Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones hears stories of the Separatist pilgrims who set sail on the Mayflower to America 400 years ago, and the Revd Kate Bottley goes on a search for these emigrants’ roots.


RADIO: Saturday 9.05am (World Service) BBC OS Conversations: Remembering those lost to Covid-19 Nuala McGovern leads a discussion with listeners around the world on how matters in the news have affected their lives.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Bishop of Plymouth reflects on the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic voyage of the Mayflower.

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording of Choral Evening Prayer from Neres­heim Abbey, Germany, sung by the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir, and first broadcast on 9 September 2009.

Monday-Friday 10.45pm (R3) The Essay: Mayflower Portraits Five writers consider the impact of the Mayflower’s voyage (1-5/5).

Tuesday 8pm (R4) File on 4 Is mental-health support always available when people need it most?

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Forthcoming Events

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets


19 October 2020
Creativity out of crisis: Hymns and worship webinar
In association with RSCM, this online event will explore creative uses music and liturgy in the context online and socially distanced worship.    Book tickets

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