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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

05 March 2021


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).

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