A Preston church will have the eyes of the UK on it during Sunday morning.Advertisement
BBC One will broadcast live from St Cuthbert’s Church in Lytham Road.
The Fulwood church is marking Pentecost, Whit Sunday, which celebrates the Holy Spirit in the form of the tongues of fire coming down on the disciples of Jesus after Ascension.
The service is to be shown during Sunday (9 June) from 11am.
The Right Reverend Dr Jill Duff, the Bishop of Lancaster, will lead the service.
Warren Furman, who was Ace in ITV’s Gladiators series, explains the changes in his life which led to him becoming a Gladiator for the Gospel and Reverend Mark Bradford leads seasonal music including This is Amazing Grace, Spirit Break Out and Build Your Kingdom Here.
Bishop Jill said: “Lancashire is known for being a county of beacons and on Pentecost Sunday at St Cuthbert’s my prayer is for men, women and children to be on fire with the Spirit of God and to spread that fire, through the televised broadcast, so people across the whole of the UK might hear the Gospel in their own languages.”
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As well as the live broadcast, a team of seven runners will take a burning torch from St Christopher’s Lea to Emmanuel church.
The seven-mile journey will see the runners accompanied by a car playing Chariots of Fire loudly – with a banner saying Pentecost Sunday, let the flame burn brighter.
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