St Andrews minister’s broadcast to nation broadcastto nation

St Andrews clergyman Ian Bradley.
St Andrews clergyman Ian Bradley.

A ST Andrews minister will be broadcasting to the nation on the morning of the Royal Wedding on April 29.

The Rev Dr Ian Bradley, reader in church history and practical theology at the university and associate minister of Holy Trinity Church, has been asked by the BBC to lead the live Daily Service on Radio 4 at 9.45am.

Dr Bradley said: “The BBC felt it was appropriate that the Radio 4 morning service on this special day should come from St Andrews and it will be a great honour to broadcast live across the United Kingdom our prayers and blessings for Prince William and Kate as they prepare for their marriage in Westminster Abbey.

“If I am lucky enough to win a ticket for the Wedding Breakfast Party in the quadrangle, I shall come straight from there to the studio to lead the daily service which is one of the longest-running radio programmes in the world and still listened to and appreciated by many people.

“I have chosen hymns sung at previous royal weddings, notably those of the Queen and King George VI.”