HIGHLIGHT: A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day The Queen will give her annual message, recorded at Windsor Castle. Other members of the royal family will be filmed at Westminster Abbey. The Dean of Westminster will lead prayers and blessings. Sunday, BBC1 5pm
TELEVISION: Sunday 11.30am (BBC1) Lent Worship On the third Sunday of Lent, the Revd Kate Bottley introduces a service from All Saints’, Hale Barns, in Greater Manchester.
1.15pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise Gemma Hunt hears how prayer changed the life of the founder of 24-7 Prayer.
RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Mike Wooldridge looks at the story of a woman who was advised to terminate her pregnancy because her child had Down’s syndrome.
Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Canon Jutta Brueck, Dean of the new With Community, founded at All Hallows’ Convent, Ditchingham, in Norfolk, preaches on the biblical call to care for children.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording from Christ Church, Oxford, first broadcast on 7 March 2012.
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording from King’s College, Cambridge, first broadcast on 10 March 2010.
8.45pm (R4) Lent Talks A personal reflection inspired by an aspect of the Lent story. Dr Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s, considers the poignancy of the Last Supper during the Covid-19 pandemic (3/6).