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Sunday worship from the UK and elsewhere

1. The bells of St Mary's, Barnes – BBC Radio 4 – available from 5:43am BST Sunday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c6s89
 
2. Choral Evensong from St Alban's Church, Holborn, London with the Choir of Royal Holloway College – BBC Radio 3 – available now for a week
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bw8xg
Introit: Lighten mine eyes (Bo Hansson)
Responses: Clucas
Psalms: 59, 60, 67 (Turle, Tomkins, Crotch, Stewart, Pike)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52v13-53v6
Canticles: Arvo Pärt
Second Lesson: Romans 15vv14-21
Anthem: Time is endless (Vytautas Miskinis)
Final Hymn: Father hear the prayer we offer (Cypress Court)
Organ Voluntary: Praeludium in E minor (Nicolaus Bruhns)
 
3. Sunday Worship from Wilmslow United Reformed Church – BBC Radio 4 – available from 8:10 am BST Sunday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c6sjp
 
4. Choral services from the chapel of St John's College, Cambridge
http://www.sjcchoir.co.uk/webcasts
and New College, Oxford:
http://www.newcollegechoir.com/webcasts.html
 
5. Various sermons available:
Holy Trinity, Brompton Road:
All Souls, Langham Place
St James the Less, Pimlico
Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham Alabama
 
6. 'Mission and the Transfiguration' – Rev Rob Eaton – Sermons that Work
Epiphany Sermon' – Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster
'Prayer in a Deserted Place' – Bishop Geoffrey Rowell
 
7. 'The Healing of Naaman' – Bishop Mark Lawrence [2 Kings 5:1-14 and Mark 1:40-43] – Christ St Pauls SC – audio
 
8. 'Preaching Good News to the Poor' – Bishop Graham Kings – licensing sermon given at St Paul's Salisbury [Luke 4:14-30 recorded before South Sudanese independence - audio]
 
9. General prayer resources [Please also pray for people in the Horn of Africa and for the persecuted church worldwide, in particular for Nigeria, Sudan, Burma, North Korea, Laos, Indian Kashmir, Iran remembering Pastor Nadarkhani in prison, Iraq, Turkey, the UK and for the diocese of South Carolina]:
Topical Prayers – Church of England [including a new prayer for Syria]
'The Jubilee Prayer: First reading' – St Paul's Cathedral Youtube
Prayer for the persecuted church – CofE site
Prayers and materials for the Middle East and Northern Africa – Lent and Beyond prayersite:
Prayer for People in Somalia and the Horn of Africa – CofE site
Prayer for Egypt – CofE Site
 
10. Latest news for prayer:
Nigeria: 'Anglican bishops condemn Boko Haram' – The Nation, Lagos
more:
Sudan: 'Priests Released amid Wave of Abductions in Sudan' – Compass Direct News
Burma: 'CSW reports 'grave' human rights violations in Burma' – Christian Today
CSW Report:
North Korea: 'CRY FREEDOM: What does the future hold for North Korea?' – CSW
Laos: 'Christian prisoner released' – CSW
Indian Kashmir: 'Accused Pastor in Kashmir, India Given Reprieve' – Compass Direct News
another report:
Iran: 'Churches Forced to Stop Farsi Worship in Tehran, Iran' – Compass Direct News
'Lawmaker's resolution condemns Iran for Christian pastor's death sentence' – Fox News
Iraq: 'Canon Andrew White tells of 'chaos' after withdrawal of US troops from Iraq' – Christian Today
Turkey: 'Turkish Christians Subject to Discrimination, Attacks, Report Says' – Compass Direct News
UK: 'Pickles restores prayer to councils' – Christian Today
'Equalities chief says Christians are not above the law' – Christian Today
 
11. Sunday Program – current affairs with Edward Stourton – BBC Radio 4 – available from 07:10 am BST Sunday
 
12. Food for thought:
'Baroness Warsi, secularism and putting faith in the mixer' – Jon Kuhrt – Fulcrum
'Standing up for our faith' – Lord Carey
'When God is silent' – R Zuch – DTS
'Lament for Christian victims of religious hatred' – Arnold Ages – JT Canada
'When will the West act against persecution of Christians in the Middle East? – Fox News
General Synod telvised recordings of the main debates including that on Nigeria are available on the BBC Parliament Channel iPlayer at the moment [may not be available outside the UK]
'China: Render unto Caesar' – The Economist
'St. Andrew's Cathedral: 150 Years of Christian Witness' – Edmund Chua – Singapore Christian Post
'Bishop Sperry dead at 87' – Northern News [Diocese of the Arctic]
Tribute:
'Canon Andrew White: ‘Don’t take care, take risks’' – Christian Today
'Silver-lined celebration Where’s there’s faith, an old title restored' – Royal Gazette, Bermuda
 
LENT RESOURCES:
13. 24-7 Prayer24-7: 40 new 5 minute daily podcasts of readings and prayers during Lent starting 23rd February
videos available on Youtube as well:
 
14. 'Welcome to the Big Read 2012' – The Big Bible
Something to do in Lent? More here:
 
15. Bible Society: 'You've got the time' – Listen to the Riding Lights Theatre Company read the whole New Testament in just 28 minutes a day throughout the 40 days of Lent
Introductory Video:
Download the audio [in English or in Welsh] and text here [uses the new Common English Bible]
They have a facebook page for discussion:
 
16. You can still use last year's 'Round the Bible' daily reading plan from the Bishop of Huntingdon
 
17. Lent courses from Church House Publishing – a number of interesting courses to follow:
'Experiencing God's Love: Five Images of Transformation' – Bishop Stephen Croft
'Reflections for Lent 2012' – Angela Tilby & Jane Williams Martyn Percy
 

18. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland together with BBC Radio are running daily broadcasts and a Lent Course on 'The Way to Freedom'
 
19. 'Lent challenge to demonstrate generosity' – Christian Today
 
20. Lent and Beyond Prayersite [see side index]:
Ash Wednesday:
The Diocese of Durham has other Lent resource links:
Other diocesan and church Lent links may perhaps appear in due course on the Church of England Site:
 

21. Like someone to pray for you? The Church of England will, starting on Ash Wednesday:
 
22. 'If ye love me' – Thomas Tallis – Voces8 – BBC [John 14:15-17]
 
23. 'Chasing the Light' – Paul Bunyard Vimeo [click 'HD' if slow loading]


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