Here’s our audio service for the 2021 August Bank Holiday weekend. Our first audio-only service. A special one-off as part of our ‘Somewhere To Believe In’ podcast series.
It features poetry from and conversation with the poet Roger Robinson, who’s poem ‘The Job of Paradise’ gives the service its frame. Music comes from Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and The Wild Goose Resource Group.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Download the order of service here
Last year – despite our not being together – you gave an incredible £33,000 in response to our service appeal. This year, let’s see if we can top that generosity!
This year, your generous giving will be split 50/50 once again.
50% will go towards the vital work that our partners Christian Aid and Trussell Trust do to challenge, advocate, develop and support – globally and domestically.
And 50% will stay with us here at Greenbelt as we work to make sure the festival remains sustainable in these most challenging of times. So we can be back in the fields at Boughton House for a fully-fledged festival in 2022 – and beyond.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
‘Lenten Psalm Tone’ by Soul Sanctuary
‘Heaven Shall Not Wait’ by WGRG, Iona Community
‘People Get Ready’ by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
00:00 – Prayer for the earth
00:35 – Welcome to ‘The Job of Paradise’
01:49 – ‘The Job of Paradise’ read by Roger Robinson
02:30 – Pádraig speaks to Roger Robinson
10:33 – Prayer for the artists
11:35 – ‘Psalm 27’ by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
16:26 – Chine McDonald and James Wani on aid in South Sudan (Christian Aid)
21:32 – Prayer for those affected by war
22:34 – Pádraig and Jonathan Lees on food banks (Trussell Trust)
27:19 – Scriptural reading
28:31 – Confession
29:50 – Prayer for those responsible for racism
30:26 – ‘Heaven Shall Not Wait’ by Wild Goose Resource Group
32:39 – Pádraig speaks to Selina Hales (Refuweegee) about Glasgow immigration standoff
38:21 – ‘Heaven Shall Not Wait’ by Wild Goose Resource Group
38:56 – Prayer for friendship
39:40 – ‘People Get Ready’ by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
42:34 – Prayer for our societies
43:17 – A chance for conversation and response
43:57 – Welcome back
44:13 – Giving
45:19 – Blessing
46:15 – Thank you and credits
WITH HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS
SERVICE WRITER, NARRATOR AND HOST
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, and conflict mediator. He presents Poetry Unbound, a podcast from On Being studios.
Roger Robinson is a writer, educator, and performer. His most recent collection of poems, A Portable Paradise, won the TS Eliot prize in 2020.
Selina Hales is the Founder and Director of Refuweegee, a Glasgow-based charity equipping the local community to welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers making their homes in the city.
Greenbelt Partner Christian Aid is a UK-based charity whose mission is the creation of a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Chine McDonald is Christian Aid’s Head of Public Engagement. She was in conversation with James Wani, Christian Aid’s country director in South Sudan.
Twitter: @ChineMcDonald @christian_aid
Greenbelt Partner The Trussell Trust is a charity working to eliminate poverty and hunger in the UK. They support a nationwide network of Foodbanks. Jonathan Lees is manager at Epsom Foodbank
Twitter: @jonathanlees55 @TrussellTrust
Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir is a London-based gospel choir committed to creating and sharing gospel music of the highest standard, especially in the places where gospel’s power to raise the human spirit is most needed. You can find more of their music via their website.
Lenten Psalm Tone
Music Edwin Fawcett, Lyrics Psalm 26/27 copyright Grail Psalter, performed by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, from the album With All Your Soul (2013).
People Get Ready
Music and Lyrics Curtis Mayfield, arranged Peter Yarde Martin, performed by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. Wild Goose Resource Group (WGRG) is a semi-autonomous project of the Iona Community. The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community working for peace, social justice, the rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.
Heaven Shall Not Wait
Words: John L. Bell & Graham Maule
Music: John L. Bell copyright © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow.
Recording from the CD ‘Heaven Shall Not Wait’ copyright ℗ 1991 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow.
PRAYERS AND READERS
Uriel, Felice and Evodie Thornbury – young family members of the Hilfield Friary Franciscan Community in Dorset
Vicky and Eve Allen, Greenbeters from East Lothian
Geraint Rees, Greenbelter and CODA festival team member from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Josh Clipsham, Greenbelt Volunteer Recorded Talks and Podcast Team
Jake Bussell, Greenbelt Volunteer Recorded Talks and Podcast Team
Daisy Ware-Jarett, Greenbelt Digital Comms Officer
Emily Rawling, Executive Assistant and Copy Editor for Pádraig Ó Tuama