'Evensong for Holy Week' service as churches remains shut


April 04, 2020

Palm Sunday is a very important date in the Christian calendar marking the start of Holy Week. But with churches across the land closed, Canon Quentin Bellamy has turned to Bayside to help him get his service heard by worshippers in North Wales.

The idea of a 'virtual church service' broadcast over intenet radio follows on from the successful Sunday Service programme presented by Jeff Pearson which has united congregations from Pensarn to Penrhyn Bay.

The programme is a regular fixture in the Bayside Radio schedule on Sundays at 10am.

With a little help from his CD collection, Canon Quentin has put together a special contemplative Service of Evensong with topical prayers for Palm Sunday, featuring four cathedral choirs, the Huddersfield Choral Society and James Vivian at the organ of the Temple Church, London.

The Evensong for Holy Week programme from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is available to stream on demand here.

As part of a series of programmes to help North Wales communities in lockdown, Jeff Pearson also presents a special programme Reflections on Good Friday at 3pm.

This will be followed on Easter Monday by a special 1940s show featuring music for everyone to enjoy particularly patients and residents in nursing and care homes unable to mark Easter Monday with family and friends. The programme is presented the Director of Music at Rydal Penrhos School Pete Williams.

You can hear Bayside Radio by going to 'listen live' on our homepage. Alternatively you can hear most special shows once they have gone out by visiting the Podcast section.