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90th anniversary of the BBC’s first church broadcast

News St Martin – Talking Points

Monday 6 January 2014

On 6 January 1924 the then vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Revd Dick Sheppard gave the first broadcast of a church service on BBC Radio, and the relationship between St Martin’s and the BBC has remained strong to this day.

On Sunday 5 January 2014, Canon Stephen Shipley presented a special edition of BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship reflecting on those 90 years – a programme which included a clip of Dick Sheppard himself speaking, as well as a few voices from today’s congregation.

You can listen to the service and read a transcript here: