On Sunday 5 April at 10.45 am, BBC One will be broadcasting a pre-recorded service for Palm Sunday led by the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor.


Order of Service Palm Sunday 5 April 2020

Welcome – The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford

Hymn – O Come, O Come Emmanuel

First Reading – Isaiah, Chapter 50, Verses 4–9a, Read by Bridget Swan

Sermon – The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford

Music – Pie Jesu

Second Reading – Matthew, Chapter 21, Verses 1–11, Read by The Right Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

Prayers – Led by The Right Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford

Response – Lord, have mercy.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Blessing – The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford

Hymn – Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Recording for this programme took place on Sunday 22 March, before the closure of all church buildings was announced and the programme features hymns previously recorded for Songs of Praise in 2017. The recording used minimum staffing levels and social distancing rules were observed at all times.

You can watch the programme on BBC iPlayer after the recording by clicking here.