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Service of Thanksgiving for 80 Years of the BBC World Service (Dec 2012)

Archbishop Rowan Williams delivered the sermon at a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 80 Years of the BBC World Service, held at St Martin-in-the-Fields. The service was led by the Reverend Dr Sam Wells, the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, with the Reverend Tim Dean, a former Commissioning Editor at the BBC World Service.

The BBC's international radio service began on 19 December 1932 and now broadcasts around the world in many different languages, as well as in English.

Photos: Marc Gascoigne