Lay Worship Assistants (LWA) Hub

The Lay Worship Assistants (LWA) Hub page is a page of recommended worship resources and aids. It is designed for Lay Worship Assistants and others leading worship in the diocese.

Index to resources:

Please suggest further links or notify broken links to Elizabeth Harper.

Childrens Worship
Church of England Resources

Church of England Resources

Intercessions and Prayer Stations

Intercessions and Prayer Stations

Leading Worship

Leading Worship

  • Praxis offers resources and training for leading worship. There is a south west branch for local training.
  • Visual Liturgy Live is a computer based liturgy planning software, pricey but if you are constantly creating your own service sheets it may save you a lot of time.
Lectionary based Resources

Lectionary based Resources

  • Common Worship Living Word produces a quarterly CD Rom or Book from a more catholic charismatic perspective
  • Roots A Methodist hosted site with weekly resources to enrich worship and learning with your whole church community
music Hymns Psalms and Songs

Music, Hymns, Psalms and Songs

Help with how to choose hymns:

Instead of missing out the Psalm or hymns, because you have no choir, why not play a modern version? The following sources might help:

  • You Tube – you can find most hymns somewhere on YouTube
  • Gnu-Tube – songs and psalms from Christchurch Clifton, Bristol (Berj Topalian)
  • David Ogden – Psalm Songs from Clifton Cathedral Bristol is an old but good CD. Explore his web page and search in You Tube or purchase a CD.
  • Sons of Korah for a more contemporary version of the Psalms

If printing hymn or song lyrics, you will need a licence and you will need to put the licence number on the sheet and send an annual return. The following cover many licences:

  • CCLI (Christian Copyright Licencing International) OUP, Thankyou Music, Stainer & Bell, many Anglican hymns
  • Calamus Licence – Taize and hymns not covered by CCLI especially modern Catholic songs
Personal Prayer

Personal Prayer – maintaining your own prayer life

School's Work

Schools Work

Reflecting on Scripture

Reflecting on Scripture in the Sermon slot

The following resources are Diocesan approved for use in the reflection slot. You should confirm your use with your incumbent or designated contact:

Different Styles of Service

Different Styles of Service

Worldwide Anglican Resources

Worldwide Anglican Resources

Further Reading

Further Reading

  • Bibliography of relevant books and resources is available below
  • Davies, J. ‘The Role of Poetry in Worship‘ Anvil (2000) academic but interesting
Diocesan Resources

Diocesan Resources

The Diocesan documents for LWAs are available on the Lay Worship Assistant’s page and the training course is Exploring Worship. You can find some of the handouts from the course available to download at the bottom of this page and a sample LWA commissioning.

Please suggest further links or resources you have found useful to Elizabeth Harper, so that she can add them to the LPA Hub. Please, also, notify her of any broken links that you find.

Who to contact

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