On Sunday 10 May at 10.45 am, BBC One will be broadcasting a pre-recorded service for VE Day led by The right Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover from Hereford Cathedral.

Order of Service Fifth Sunday of Easter 10 May 2020

Welcome – The Right Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

Hymn – He Who Would Valiant Be

First Reading – Acts, Chapter 7, Verses 55–60, Read by The Revd Canon Christopher Pullin, Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral

Sermon – The Right Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

Hymn – Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

Second Reading – John, Chapter 14, Verses 1–14, Read by Bridget Swan, Cathedral Reader

Prayers – Led by The Revd Canon Andrew Piper, Precentor of Hereford Cathedral

Responses –

Let us bless the Lord:

Thanks be to God.

Lord, hear us:

Lord, graciously hear us.

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. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 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 Right Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

Hymn – Lord Of All Hopefulness

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 broadcast by clicking here.