Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Digswell

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Service from the Parish of Digswell

18 Nov 2020, 6 a.m.


Sunday 6 December. 0810am

BBC Radio 4’s Advent Sunday morning service comes from St John’s, Digswell

Sunday Worship: Cities of Promise - a place for nature

During this era of Covid the city seems to have been devalued as a place of human flourishing.

Instead it's become a place of fear of contamination - a place to get away from, no longer a sought-after place to live.

But the biblical view is of a redeemed city, a place where human culture is valued alongside restored relationships - a place of beauty and worship of the living God.

Such an understanding of the potential of the city might have inspired Sir Ebenezer Howard who, in 1920 founded Welwyn Garden City, a planned town that was intended to combine the benefits of city and countryside whilst avoiding the disadvantages of both.

With the Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Rector of Digswell, Welwyn Garden City. 

Reading: Revelation 21: 22 - 22:5.

 Producer: Andrew Earis.