Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

lent 2009

sense making faith

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship

BBC Radio 4, Sunday 0810
Contact: Sunday Worship email

In the six weeks of Lent 2009, Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 explored meeting Jesus through the senses.

The programmes were available for 7 days after broadcast from the Sunday Worship website link to external website.


Sunday 1 March

Anne RichardsExploring: sense of sight.
Venue: National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. 
Leader: Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy.
Preacher: Dr Anne Richards, Mission Theology Adviser for the Church of England.
Readings: Bartimaeus receives his sight
Mark 10:46-52, Isaiah 42.5-9; 16-20

Sunday 1 March is also St David's Day.

Study guide and resources: week 1 - Journey into Seeing


Sunday 8 March

Revd Roy SearleExploring: gift of imagination.
Venue: St Cuthbert's Church, Carham, Northumberland.
Preacher: Revd Roy Searle of the Northumbria Community, formerly President of the Baptist Union.
Readings: Jesus gives a vision of the future
Matthew 24:1-14, 30-35, Isaiah 6.1-8

Study guide and resources: week 2 - Journey into Imagination


Sunday 15 March

Father Hugh KennedyExploring: sense of smell.
Venue: St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast.
Leader: Father Brendan Smyth.
Preacher: Father Hugh Kennedy, Administrator of the cathedral and Vicar Forane for the parishes of the Lower-Falls. 
Readings: John 12. 1-8, Psalm 51

Study guide and resources: week 3 - Journey into smell 


Sunday 22 March

Dr Paula GooderExploring: sense of touch.
Venue: St Alphege, Solihull.
Preacher: Dr Paula Gooder, a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. 
Readings: Judas kisses Jesus
Mark 14:43-50, Exodus 2.5-10

Sunday 22 March is also Mothering Sunday.

Study guide and resources: week 4 - Journey into Touching


Sunday 29 March  

Revd Dr Kevin FranzExploring: sense of taste.
Venue: to be confirmed. 
Preacher: Revd Dr Kevin Franz, Lead Mental Healthcare Chaplain in Greater Glasgow.
Readings: The Last Supper
Mark 14:12-28, Psalm 81

Study guide and resources: week 5 - Journey into Taste


Sunday 5 April

Revd John MacaulayExploring: sense of hearing.
Venue: Upper Clapton United Reformed Church, Hackney, London.
Preacher: The Revd John Macaulay, minister of Upper Clapton URC.
Readings: Jesus enters Jerusalem
Luke 19:28-44 Psalm 118. 1; 19-end

Sunday 5 April is Palm Sunday.

Study guide and resources: week 6 - Journey into Hearing
a fractal image of a cross
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