Resources on BBC Radio and Television

Sunday Worship


5.43am – BBC Radio 4 – Bells on Sunday from St Lawrence’s Church, Towcester in Northamptonshire.

8.10am – BBC Radio 4 – Cities of Promise – A Place for Good News – On the eve of St Andrew’s Day theologian and scholar of Celtic Christianity Gilbert Markus, and parish spiritual director Anne Buhrmann, reflect on a vision of the heavenly city.


10.30am – BBC1 East Midlands – First Sunday of Advent – The Very Rev Dr Paul Shackerley leads a service for the first Sunday of Advent from Brecon Cathedral in Wales.


3.30pm BBC Radio 3 – Choral Evensong live from Salisbury Cathedral, with music by Dyson, Britten and Dupré.

Oakwood, Mayfield Rd, Alvaston Facebook page

A public Facebook group created by Revd Neil Draper.

This Facebook group was originally for The Church on Oakwood, Mayfield Rd & Alvaston Methodist Churches for the use of contact, requesting prayer, posting comments & prayers and to enable Revd Neil to post video Thoughts for the Day as well as live stream Sunday services. It has been made public so that anyone from the circuit who may find it helpful can access. Do this by clicking on the link below, click join, then wait for Revd Neil to accept you.

Oakwood, Mayfield Rd, Alvaston Facebook page

Morning & Evening Prayer



Short services of  Morning and Evening Prayer adapted from a variety of sources by David Owen including The Methodist Worship Book and The Benedictine Prayer Book amongst others. They offer a structured way to hold short services each morning and evening, either by yourself or with others, and with some variety. They can also be used in conjunction with The Methodist Prayer Handbook.

Do not be afraid


Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Joel 2:22 (NIV)