Women of Holy Week

The Church of England

This podcast, written and read by Paula Gooder, features nine stories about nine different, but interlinked, women, originally written as Holy Week, Easter and Ascension Day reflections for Southwark Cathedral in 2021. Holy Week is a time when Christians across the world travel together as companions on the way in reflection and in prayer, focused on Jesus, the one whose suffering and death, whose resurrection and new life draws us together and makes us one. It is together, as God’s people, that we accompany Jesus in this last week of his life, and as we do so we join countless others who have trod this way before us. One of the powerful features of Holy Week and Easter is that our remembrance of the events in the last week of Jesus’ life joins us with those who were there with him and invites us to imagine what it might have been like to have seen the events for ourselves. Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories is published by Church House Publishing and is used here by permission. Credits: Written and read by Paula Gooder Original paintings by Ally Barrett Produced by James Newhook and Robert Folkes Theme and incidental music: All vocals by Ffion Elisa All traditional instruments played by Paul flute Johnson Composed by Thomas Allain Copyright © 2022 The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England