Word & Praise - Spiritual Communion, 19th July

An Order of Service for Word and Praise for this coming Sunday can be found here.

BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship, 8.10am – A Word for all Seasons.

In the Catholic Church in England and Wales, 2020 is the ‘Year of the Word’ – to celebrate, share and live out faith through deeper spiritual engagement.

Sunday worship this week comes from the Diocese of Leeds, where Priests and Parishioners have been exploring the ‘Word Unlocked’. Includes passages from Scripture that have particular emphasis on the importance of the ‘Word’ of God.

BBC 1’s Songs of Praise is being broadcast on Sunday at 1.15pm. Eyam.

The Revd Kate Bottley visits Eyam in Derbyshire, where 355 years ago residents took the brave decision to lock down their village to prevent the spread of bubonic plague, saving countless lives across the rest of northern England. Local historians Francine Clifford and Owen Roberts describe how this act of self-sacrifice was inspired by two rival clergymen in an act of unity. The current rector, the Revd Mike Gilbert, explains how the church’s current activities have striking parallels with the past and reads the moving letter his 17th-century predecessor William Mompesson wrote after his wife’s death from the plague.

Hymns and songs come from St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell in Derbyshire, also known as “The Cathedral of the Peak”, as well as other UK churches.

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