Sunrise Service



The Rev Dr Edmund Newell, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, leads a meditation on the mystery of the Resurrection. Malcolm Archer directs the choir of St Paul's.


As Easter Day dawns, the Very Revd Stephen Lake leads a meditation from Gloucester Cathedral reflecting on the mystery of the Resurrection - with the Cathedral Youth Choir directed by Ashley Grote and accompanied by Liam Crangle. Producer: Stephen Shipley.

As Easter Day dawns, the Very Rev Stephen Lake leads a service from Gloucester Cathedral.


from Liverpool Anglican cathedral led by Canon Myles Davies and Pastor Dr Tani Omideyi with the Love and Joy gospel choir.


From St George's College Weybridge whose award winning choir sings Easter anthems and carols to welcome the dawn. Leader: Fr Aidan Rossiter CJ; Music Director: Tansy Castledine.

Music: Now the green blade riseth (Lindley); The Easter Song of Praise (Shephard); O healing River (trad); Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley).

Reading: John 20: 1-18.


The gothic Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral provides the setting for Radio 4's Easter Sunrise Service.

The Very Revd Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely responds to the story of the Resurrection of Jesus through the art and architecture of the Cathedral. In this celebration of New Life, he reflects on how this age-old story and this ancient building can speak to the world today.

With Easter hymns and anthems from the trebles of Ely Cathedral Choir directed by Paul Trepte.


Fire and Light: the Gothic Revival splendour of Augustus Pugin's personal Church in Ramsgate on the Kent coast is now the Shrine of St Augustine of Canterbury, from where the Rector, Fr Marcus Holden, lights the Paschal Candle from the Easter Fire and leads a Sunrise Service for Easter Day. The Shrine is famed for its Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony, and Director of Music, Thomas Neal, leads The Victoria Consort in Easter hymns and seasonal music and chant. Plus, a specially-composed sonnet by Sister Mary Stephen. Producer: Rowan Morton-Gledhill.

Fire and Light: A sunrise service from St Augustine's Shrine, Ramsgate.