Abbeycast: Come Holy Spirit – a podcast for Pentecost

May 31, 2020, 08:00 AM

A special ecumenical episode bringing Christian leaders together to celebrate Pentecost.

A 15-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week on the Cosmati pavement – a 750-year old pavement in front of the High Altar where coronations have taken place for hundreds of years.

Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle

Address by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian

Reader: Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain

Prayers: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
The Reverend Michaela Youngson, Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church

Introduction: The Dean
Reading: John 20: 19-23 Archbishop Nikitas
Address: Canon Hawkey
Prayer: Cardinal Nichols
Anthem: Thomas Tomkins O sing unto the Lord a new song
Prayer: The Reverend Michaela Youngson
Blessing: The Dean

Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).

This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.