Service of Hope at Easter

BBC One Northern Ireland

For much of the past year Christian communities across Northern Ireland have not met in person for collective worship in a response to COVID-19. 

Now in a special BBC ONE NI programme for Easter Sunday, the leaders of the main Christian churches here, along with the President of the Irish Council of Churches, offer a personal message of hope to take people forward and look ahead after a year dominated by the coronavirus.  

In A Service of Hope at Easter the reflections of the church leaders are intercut with hymns recorded for Songs of Praise in Northern Ireland, along with bespoke and contemporary performances of the Psalms from Kiran Young Wimberly and the McGrath Family recorded at the Burnavon Theatre in Cookstown. 

The programme is presented from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast by Audrey Carville, well-known to Radio Ulster listeners for her work on Sunday Sequence.