20200319 Virtual Church Service Information
BBC Radio Berkshire broadcasts from its studios at Thames Valley Park near Reading:
94.6 FM (Henley-on-Thames)
95.4 FM (Windsor)
104.1 FM (Hannington)
104.4 FM (Reading)
BBC launches virtual Sunday church service amid coronavirus pandemic
It is also looking into supporting "other religions and denominations"
By Lidia Molina-Whyte
Wednesday, 18th March 2020 at 1:07 pm
The BBC has announced it is launching a virtual church service on Sundays amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The virtual church service will take place on Sunday mornings across local radio in England, initially led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The BBC will also aim to broadcast a weekly Sunday morning church service on BBC One, but this will be subject to outside broadcast capacity. On top of that, the broadcaster has also said it’s exploring how to support “other religions and denominations, including in the run-up to Ramadan.”
The measure is part of the broadcaster’s plan to “keep the nation informed, educated, and entertained in unprecedented times.” Other actions include temporarily postponing the removal of free TV licences for over 75s and bringing back classic TV and radio shows to iPlayer.
This short act of worship has been prepared for you to use if you are unable to attend church, (depending on your browser this may download a PDF file for you to open & use):-
There are several ways of participating in real & virtual services – the Methodist Church has:-
Wesley’s Chapel in London will continue to live-stream worship, adapted for no physical congregation.
Wednesday 12:45 Thursday 12:45 Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
All these services will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA