BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship will come live from St Augustine’s on Sunday 21st February 2016, at 8.10am.
Members of the public are invited to join the congregation for this live national broadcast, and should be in the church by 7.45am. The service will conclude at about 8.50am.
Sunday Worship is a weekly programme on BBC Radio 4, with a listenership of about 1.5 million people.
The service from St Augustine’s will be a sacred meditation, comprising readings, reflections, prayers, music, and congregational singing.
The broadcast has the theme of ‘Pilgrimage: Taking and Leaving’. This fits in well with St Augustine’s growing association with pilgrimage.
In 2014-15 it launched the “Way of St Augustine” – a walking trail between Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s in Ramsgate. This follows the route St Augustine took when he travelled to Canterbury from Thanet in 597AD. The route was launched in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral, the Green Pilgrimage Network, and Explore Kent. More information is available here: http://explorekent.org/activities/the-way-of-st-augustine
A new DVD is co-presented by St Augustine’s Rector, Fr Marcus Holden, called To Be A Pilgrim. This was launched in October 2015. It documents the fascinating sites and histories of the ancient Pilgrims’ Way from Southwark to Canterbury. The route was made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer in his The Canterbury Tales. The DVD was produced by St Anthony Communications and is available here: http://www.saintant.com/item.php?itemno=208
People wishing to join the congregation for this live national broadcast should be in the church by 7.45am. The service will conclude at about 8.50am.