Bennochy Rotunda

Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services

Worship on TV

Many worship services and other religious programmes can be found on TV and via catch-up services.

This Weeks Programmes on Television

Songs of Praise: Sunday 28th July 1:15pm - 1:50pm BBC2 - Laura Wright is in Edinburgh to celebrate the faith of Olympians and Paralympians past and present, speaking to the Princess Royal to reflect on the legacy of Scottish sporting hero and Christian missionary Eric Liddell. At St Giles' Cathedral, Laura joins a special service commemorating Eric, 100 years after he dramatically won 400m gold at the Paris 1924 Olympics, the story of which was immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.

Worship Online

Every morning, the Church of Scotland publishes shareable daily prayers, blessings and reflections. These can be found via these links:

Click for Website Church of Scotland Website
Click for Facebook Church of Scotland on Facebook
Click for Twitter Church of Scotland on Twitter

Worship on Radio

The following links will take you directly to the websites of the stations listed below:

Click for Radio Website Radio Four Church Services - Radio Four has a Sunday morning service at 8.10 am. Their website gives details, and holds audio recordings of the previous month, with older services being text only.
Click for Radio Website Radio Scotland Church Services - Radio Scotland's programme New Every Sunday has a church service at 6.30am! It also holds on its website, the previous months services.
Click for Radio Website Premier Christian Radio - Premier Christian Radio is also available all week.
Click for Radio Website Kirk Services Online - Various Church of Scotland congregations live stream or record their services, many with older services on their websites.

Sanctuary First

Sanctuary First is an online church founded by Albert Bogle former Moderator of the general Assembly. They have daily worship online and can post prayers and readings directly into your inbox.

Click for Sanctuary First Sanctuary First Website
Click for Virtual Coffee Shop Virtual Coffee Shop Website

Typical content:

  • Every Friday night from 9pm-10pm: A live chat show, The Friday Night Review, goes out live on Facebook. This will be hosted in rotation by three or four resident presenters. This is also streamed live to the Sanctuary First website

  • Every Sunday from 3pm: The Sanctuary First Sunday worship service will be available to stream live on their website

  • Every day from 10am-12pm: The newly launched Virtual Coffee Shop is planning to run. To find out more or how to get involved, please email Very Rev Albert Bogle

  • In difficult times such as these, pastoral support prayers based on theme are available on the Sanctuary First website

Apps for your mobile phone (and PC) on prayer

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. (not at the moment, of course!).

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

Its aim is to help you to:
  • become more aware of God's presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God's word
  • grow in your relationship with God

The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality.

Common Prayer is a tapestry of daily prayers inviting faith communities from around the world to pray, sing and act together. At this site you will find prayers for every morning, midday and evening, that celebrate the best of the Christian tradition and engage with the most pressing needs of our world today.

Some Music ideas

From the Church of Scotland website

For youth and Children - Music for Children and Youth

Church of Scotland Music - This resource will allow you to listen to and search the breadth of music available in the Church Hymnody 4th edition.

It might be a good time to stock up your music collection. If you are a bit of a 'dinosaur' like me, and you still buy CDs (imagine that!), there are plenty on line retailers that sell Christian music (or you can down load it on MP3). I could not possibly advertise any specific retailer!

Take some time to search online and find some new music. If you find good stuff, let me know, and I will share it on the web site.