Diocesan press releases

BBC records two editions of Celebration from Mold

Recordings have taken place in Mold Parish Church for two BBC Radio Wales programmes, the first of which will be aired at the weekend.

Celebration, broadcast on Sunday morning will feature a special Candlemas service from St Mary’s on January, 31 introduced by the Vicar, the Revd Kevin Horswell with the Archdeacon of Wrexham, the Venerable Robert Griffiths as the preacher.   For many in the church, Candlemas represents the end of Christmas. The service picks up the theme of Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to the temple, 40 days after his birth and reflects on family life today.

Palm Sunday recording smOn Palm Sunday, March 20, the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron will be the preacher.  He will celebrate the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was greeted by crowds waving palm tree branches.  The crowds are recorded as greeting Jesus with the word “Hosanna”, and Bishop Gregory will reflect on the meaning of that word then and now.

The Vicar of Mold, the Revd Kevin Horswell said: “We were delighted to welcome the BBC to our church to record the services.  St Mary’s is known for its high standard of music and liturgy so we were very pleased to be selected to host these services.”

Singing for the BBCs CelebrationFor both services, the congregation and church choir are conducted by Matthias Wurz and the organ is played by Tim Stuart.  Maureen Rutherford and John Williams are the readers.

You can hear Celebration from Mold on BBC Radio Wales at 7.30am and repeated at 6.30pm on January 31st.