This page will be regularly updated with prayers, worship resources and advice for churches and communities while the pandemic continues, and many churches offer online worship.
If you have any resources you would like to share, please email them to the communications team.
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Bishops’ livestreamed services and reflections
Bishop Peter and Bishop Ruth are livestreaming a mid week Eucharist each week.
Each week, one of them will lead the service on Wednesday at 10.30am via our Facebook page. It will also be streamed on the home page of the diocesan website. And each Sunday one of the Bishops or archdeacons will also offer a pre-recorded reflection which can be shared by congregations, which is particularly intended for those congregations whose own church is in vacancy or is not able to offer livestreaming. The reflection will be added to the livestream and reflections page and also shared via Facebook and Twitter.
Church of England resources
The Church of England website has a page with prayers and intercessions for personal or group use, special prayers for use when it isn’t possible to meet in church, and a simple form of prayer for the morning and evening, which can be downloaded, printed, and shared with those remaining at home or who are unable to access the internet.
They have also produced liturgical resources, which you can download at the bottom of the page, for:
- Re-entering our buildings
- Lament, thanksgiving and restoration
- Remembering and memorials