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Coming up this week on TV and on radio  

15 May 2020


HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day A service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, with the BBC Philhar­monic, the Daily Service Singers, St Martin’s Voices, and a national virtual choir of listeners joining in the “Hallelujah Chorus”. Thursday 8pm, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Sunday 10.45am (BBC1) Sunday Worship A service from St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, with archive hymns.

11.15am (BBC1) Sunday Morning Stories The Revd Kate Bottley hears from people who are helping to lend a hand in their community.

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones looks at how hymn singing can bring hope, and Sean Fletcher’s interview with Graham Kendrick is revisited.

10pm (BBC4) Retreat: Meditations from a monastery A visit to Belmont Abbey (3/3) (repeat).

Monday 10.45pm and Tuesday to Thursday 11.05pm (C4) Ramadan in Lockdown How are Muslims in Britain observing Ramadan during the pandemic? (1-4/4).


RADIO: Friday 9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul People of faith from around the world reflect on the pandemic.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A discovery of the gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Revd Dr Alison Jack, of New College, Edinburgh, and Fr Dermot Preston SJ, of St Aloysius’s, Glasgow.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music at St Pancras Church, London, first broadcast on 14 May 2014.

Tuesday 11.30am (R4) Art of Now: The gospel of grime The journalist Jesse Bernard traces the relationship between secular music and black church traditions in the UK.

Wednesday 3.30pm An archive recording from Christ Church, Oxford, first broadcast on 4 May 2016.

Thursday 8pm (R4) A Celebration for Ascension Day from St Martin-in-the-Fields, a service for the feast of the Ascension.

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