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Easter dates for your diary 2020

Spiritual resources, dates, songs, worship and spiritual enrichment in the time of Coronavirus

Just because you can't get out to join a local service or in the case of many care home residents, you are not able to enjoy your usual spiritual service in your care home, doesnt mean that you can't enjoy services and Easter traditional music, psalms and hymns. To help our care homes and families who may be isolated during Holy Week, we have complied some key dates and resources available online to celebrate the important spiritual time of Easter, including live streamed services, music and readings and radio services. 

Good Friday 10th April 2020

BBC Radio 2 at 8pm Dan Walker presents At the foot of the Cross - with spiritual songs and music to mark the start of Easter

Saturday 12th April 2020

Saturday 7pm and available afterwards on iPlayer - Easter music and readings from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Easter Sunday (Easter Day) 13th April 2020

Easter Sunday 8am - on all 39 BBC local radio services, Cardinal Nichols will be leading an Easter Sunday Service. 

Easter Sunday - 8.10am Christ is Risen!  The Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter Message and an intimate communion service from his own kitchen at Lambeth Palace.

BBC One 11am - Urbi et Orbi will show Pope Francis deliver his Easter Message and Blessing live from Rome

Easter edition of Sunday Worship on BBC One at 11.25am airs an Easter service coming from Bangor Cathedral in north Wales, led by the Dean of Bangor, the Very Reverend Kathy Jones

BBC Radio 4 1.30-2pm  Three Vicars Talking is back for an Easter special. The programme brings together the Reverends Richard Coles, Kate Bottley and Giles Fraser to swap curate shoptalk. Easter is the busiest time of the Church’s year - from Ash Wednesday through to the Resurrection, these three vicars share their stories and experiences.

BBC Radio 3 - Choral Evensong at 3pm from Worcester Cathedral with Psalms, Hymns and Organ Voluntary. 

Andrea Bocelli gives a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral in Milan and this will be streamed on his YouTube channel from 6pm UK time.

Online streaming services on Easter Sunday:

Church of England - weekly services and the Easter Sunday Service can be watched online here

Churches across the country are streaming services, bible studies and prayer meetings - find a local church near you using this online look up tool

You may also have local streamed services available on facebook - so well worth looking up your local church to see if they have a Facebook Page - use the facebook search tool to search for your local church. 

Popular Psalms and readings at Easter

Easter is a time of celebration and joy. This season is fifty days in length leading from Easter (Resurrection) Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. The worship of this season calls attention to the resurrection of Christ, his post-resurrection appearances, his ascension into heaven, and the preparation of his disciples to witness to his kingdom. Popular Easter Psalms can be found here:


Easter Sunday Readings for Mass during the Day: ​

Liverpool Cathedral masses are being live streamed on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday. Service sheets and links to the live stream on the Catherdral's facebook page:​ OR YouTube channel to watch afterwards can be found here:


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