Revd Bill Young - Online Resources

Worship Material

This page is where you can play or read or download sermons, reflections, prayers and other material. The North Coventry Group of URCs has been accustomed often to following scripture determined by the Revised Common Lectionary. The most recent audio material, with a transcript, should be immediately below this paragraph; scroll down for an archive of all material posted since 22 March 2020, including our Holy Week daily podcasts. At the bottom of the page you will find a recording and order of service for the induction of my colleague Revd Debbie Brown on 4 April 2020.

Pentecostés (Pentecost, detail), 1597 by El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos, 1541-1614)
Podcast for 31 May 2020

A script for the 31 May podcast (‘Pentecast’) can be found here.

The podcast team

The podcast team at work, Easter 2020

After a crash self-taught course in using Audacity software, Revd Bill Young has been producing podcasts for the North Coventry Group of United Reformed Churches since 22 March 2020, as an offering into the online worship resources springing up during the Covid-19 emergency.

Thanks to the talents and voices of Erica Young and – often – Janet Powell this quickly ceased to be just the same old Scot droning on in the same old way. A number of other readers have recently taken part and other volunteers to read would be welcome – ‘apps’ are available for all smart phones and computers which allow the transmission of voice recording.

‘Virtual church door’

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Podcast Archive

Pentecostés (Pentecost), 1597 by El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos, 1541-1614)
Podcast for 31 May 2020

A script for the 31 May podcast (‘Pentecast’) can be found here.

Acts 1.10: They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going…
Sun over Rum, August 2019
Podcast for 24 May 2020

A script for the 24 May podcast can be found here.

Paul preaching at the Areopagus, Athens (Acts 17)
Cartoon for tapestry; Raphael (1483-1520)
(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London; used by permission
Podcast for 17 May 2020

A script for the 17 May podcast can be found here.

During the 10 May podcast you are invited to hold a stone or pebble in your hand.
Podcast for 10 May 2020

A script for the 10 May podcast can be found here.

A third century image of Jesus the Good Shepherd from catacombs in Rome
Podcast for 3 May 2020

A script for the 3 May podcast can be found here.

Caravaggio’s depiction of ‘The Supper at Emmaus’, 1602-3
Podcast for 26 April 2020

A script for the 26 April podcast can be found here

The podcast for 19 April includes a reflection on Psalm 42.4-5
Podcast for 19 April 2020

A script for the 19 April podcast can be found here.

Magdalene meeting the resurrected Christ, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1835

A podcast for Easter Sunday, based on the John 20 Easter narrative.

Podcast for Easter Sunday 2020, 12 April

A script for the Easter Sunday podcast can be found here.

Podcast for Holy Saturday 2020, 11 April

For the Holy Saturday podcast transcript, click here.

For a transcript of prayers used in a phone-conference prayer gathering on the afternoon of Good Friday, click here.

Podcast for Good Friday 2020, 10 April

For Good Friday’s podcast transcript, click here.

Podcast for Maundy Thursday 2020, 9 April

For Maundy Thursday’s podcast transcript, click here.

Podcast for Wednesday of Holy Week 2020, 8 April

For Wednesday’s podcast transcript, click here.

Podcast for Tuesday of Holy Week 2020, 7 April

For Tuesday’s podcast transcript, click here.

Podcast for Monday of Holy Week 2020, 6 April

For Monday’s podcast transcript, click here.

Holy Week 2020 – a ‘Pilgrimage’

Since Holy Week 2016 our Group has used the evenings of days in Holy Week to gather for worship in each of our churches – a different one every night. While this is not possible this year we can still join for a virtual ‘pilgrimage’ online. Each of the daily recordings immediately above here includes a short reflection on part of John’s Passion narrative in chapters 12-19, with prayer and topped and tailed with music.

A palm cross such as Christians all over the world distribute and display in Holy Week
Podcast for Palm Sunday 2020, 5 April

A script for this Palm Sunday podcast can be found here in pdf format.

Vellum leaf from Book of Hours, France, c1470
Manuscript text from a vellum leaf (8cm x 10cm) taken from a French ‘Book of Hours’, c1470. The text is a guide for the reader to some texts and prayers in the Mass, including ‘De profundis’ – ‘out of the depths’, the first words of Psalm 130.
Podcast for Sunday 29 March 2020

A script for this 29 March podcast can be found here.

El Greco: Christ healing the blind
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind. Public Domain image from Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: www.metmuseum.org
Podcast for Sunday 22 March 2020

A script for this 22 March podcast can be found here.

Induction of Revd Debbie Brown…

…to minister in the North Coventry Group of United Reformed Churches: Foleshill Road URC, Holyhead Road URC, Keresley URC, Potters Green URC. Debbie’s induction Service was planned for 4 April 2020; an induction was led online on that day by the Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands Synod, URC. A recording of the induction can be heard by playing (or downloading) this audio file.

A pdf file of the Order of Service is available here.