Worship while our buildings are closed in 2020

This is an archive copy of everything we put together during  the time our buildings were closed because of COVID-19.

 

We were instructed on Tuesday 17 March 2020 that public worship suspended until further notice, and on Monday 24 March that all church buildings are to remain closed. Peter the Vicar will continue to say Morning and Evening Prayer at home, and will have less of an excuse that he is "too busy". Please pray for us, as we pray for you. Peter is putting something on facebook every day. 

The Church of England has issued this material which you can use for Morning and Evening Prayer at home. We have distributed it with the April church magazines, and encourage you to use it. 

The Church of England website has links to various Worship feeds and digital resources. You can find Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline at https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer and download the free Daily Prayer App for smartphones.

There is a Hymn for every day and a simple Sunday Service at the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) site - https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/

 

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk are live-streaming morning and evening prayer, and putting a different piece of organ music

on Youtube every day - https://stedscathedral.org/worship/

Durham Cathedral have filmed lots of Service  - https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

BBC Radio broadcasts a Daily Service and Sunday Worship. Search for them on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds on your computer or use the BBC Sounds smartphone app. You can even listen on the radio – but you need LW for the Daily Service, at 9.45 am every weekday. Sunday Worship is at 8.10 am on FM. If you have a digital radio (DAB) you should be able to get both. BBC Radio 3 also broadcasts a service of Choral Evensong from different cathedrals and churches around the country at 3.30 pm every Wednesday, repeated at 3.00 pm the following Sunday.

Mothering Sunday, 22 March 

Peter wrote a Mothering Sunday talk, and Clive wrote two. You can download them here:

Passion Sunday, 29 March 

Sunday worship is on Radio 4 at 8.10 am, and Choral Evensong (from Temple Church) on Radio 3 at 3 pm. BBC1 has a service from Bangor Cathedral at 10.45 am, and Bishop Stephen Cottrell (the next Archbishop of York) is on Songs of Praise  on BBC1 at 1.15 pm

You can download Peter's sermon here, and the readings/collects and Noticesheet from the home page

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Palm Sunday, 5 April

Sunday worship is on Radio 4 at 8.10 am, and Choral Evensong (from the Chapel of Magdalen College Oxford) on Radio 3 at 3 pm.

BBC1 has a service from Hereford Cathedral at 11 am, and Songs of Praise from Glasgow Cathedral on BBC1 at 1.15 pm

You can download Peter's sermon and Dot's All-Age-Worship talk here, and the readings/collects and Noticesheet from the home page

The Diocese of Derby Facebook page will be restreaming the following live services: 


9.30am - Palm Sunday service with Archdeacon Carol 
10.45am - Palm Sunday service from Derby Cathedral 
4.00pm - Evening Prayer from Crooked Spire, Chesterfield 
6.00pm - Devotion for the start of Holy Week from Derby Cathedral 
8.00pm - Palm Sunday Compline from Christ Church, Belper 

Archdeacon Carol has produeed a Palm Sunday video which talks a little about Palm Sunday and invites us to join her in making palm leaves and crosses, and Peter has recorded an Easter Video for Walter Evans School.

True and humble king,  
hailed by the crowd as Messiah:  
grant us the faith to know you and to love you, 
that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross,  
which is the path of glory.  
Amen. 

Holy Week Meditations using the poetry of George Herbert can be accessed by clicking here.

Maundy Thursday, 9 April

In the morning Alex Binns, Director of Music at Derby Cathedral, is leading a

Hymn Sing Along - why not join in? A booklet of words can be downloaded here

Good Friday, 10 April

There are lots of resources at

http://derbycathedral.org/worship/services/resources-for-worship-holy-week-and-easter.html

Clive Lemmon has put together these readings:

Easter Sunday, 12 April

 

The Diocese of Derby Facebook page will be restreaming the following live services: 

Easter Sunday 
5.30am - dawn service with Bishop Libby 
10.00am - Sunday Worship with St Alkmunds, Derby  
10.00am - Easter Sunday Service from Wingerworth, All Saints 
10.30am - Family Service from Long Eaton, St John  
10.45am - Eucharist from Derby Cathedral  
11.00am - Mass of the Resurrection from Belper, Christ Church  
4.00pm - Choral Evensong from Chesterfield, Crooked Spire  

This is only a selection. For a fuller listing please visit the Diocese of Derby website

If anyone watches +Libby at 5.30 am, please send a photo to prove it!

On BBC 1, the Pope's Easter message is at 11 am and an Easter Service from Bangor Cathedral is at 11.25.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm. BBC 4 has a programme of Sacred Music at 7 pm. 

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Norwich Cathedral at 3 pm, and Words and Music for Easter at 5.30 pm.

 Peter's Easter sermon and a reflection from Geoffrey Marshall

Geoff Howell took this wonderful photo of St Matthew's and an Easter Candle. Peter took less good photos of the Easter Candle at St Edmund's and beside the Yew tree. (I was coping with a candle that wouldn't stand upright and a wind that kept blowing the flame out). I  wanted a photo of the candle alight beside the tree - after all, the tree was been here before the church - but didn't want to be the Vicar who burned down the Allestree Yew). 

Second Sunday of Easter, 19 April

 

The Diocese of Derby Facebook page will be restreaming the following live services (and many others)

 

9.00am - Early Church service from Eyam church - Facebook Live

9.30am - All-age service with Archdeacon Carol - Facebook Live

10.00am - Sunday Worship with St Alkmunds, Derby - YouTube

10.00am - Holy Communion from Belper, St Peter - Facebook Live

10.45am - Eucharist from Derby Cathedral - Facebook Live 

4.00pm - Choral Evensong from Chesterfield, Crooked Spire  - Facebook Live

On BBC 1, there is a Service from St David's Cathedral at 10.15.

Songs of Praise from Liverpool is at 1.15 pm.

Radio 4 has a service from a church in Manchester at 8 am. 

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas at 3 pm.

 Peter and Clive have both written sermons:

The following week, both Magazine were posted on line.

Third Sunday of Easter, 26 April

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service from Hereford Cathedral at 10.45.

Songs of Praise "Places of Pilgrimage" is at 1.15 pm.

Radio 4 has a service exploring the disciples response to Jesus' resurrection at 8 .10 am. 

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London, at 3 pm.

 Peter has written a sermon with illustrations:

Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3 May

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service from Bangor Cathedral at 10.45.

Songs of Praise "Farming Community" is at 1.15 pm.

Radio 4 has a service from Salisbury Cathedral at 8 .10 am -

celebrating its 800th birthday.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from St John's College Cambridge at 3 pm.

 Peter has written a sermon 

Nones  is the 3 pm service that was used daily by the monks - including those at the Abbey in Darley - and at this time every year we are invited by the Friends of Merton Priory to join in with other Augustinian foundations and say the service. Clive has put the Order together and Peter has added some music. The other pdf is the talk I wrote about the history of the Abbey which Peter gave at Nones in 2017.

The Church of England has launched Faith at Home, for families, https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home, and Daily Hope, a new phone line 0800 804 8044 which you can phone (at any time) for a recorded message of music, prayers and reflection - can you help pass this phone number on to any people who are not on the internet? Derby Cathedral are putting their Friday lunchtime concerts on line. 

This week is Christian Aid Week. The website - https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week - contains films, meditations and all sorts of materiral that you might find useful. There is also the option to be able to make a donation and to send friends an e-envelope. If you want any help in using the technoogy, please speak to Peter or to Geoff Bailey. 

If you want to mark VE Day have a look at the material at

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/worship-resources-ve-day-2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10 May

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 10.45 led by the Bishop of Dover.

Songs of Praise marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day at 1.15 pm.

Radio 4 has a service with Rowan Williams at 8 .10 am -

"What sort of Victory?"

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Tewkesbury Abbey (right) at 3 pm.

Clive has written two sermons

Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17 May

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 10.45 from St David's.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm.

Radio 4 has a service  at 8 .10 am - discovering the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music at 3 pm.

Peter has written this sermon

Last week, Peter enjoyed this webinar.

It's well worth a watch. 

Virtual Choral Evensong

Tuesday 19 May, 6.30 pm

https://www.englishcathedrals.co.uk/latest-news/virtual-choral-evensong/

Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May 2020

Peter has produced an Order of Service, and Clive has written an Address. 

They can both be downloaded here:

Lincoln Cathedra have an online service

https://lincolncathedral.com/worship-music/home-worship-resources/video-reflections/

Seventh Sunday of Easter, 24 May

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 11.45 from Bangor Cathedral.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm, looking at stories of faith from islands off our coast. 

Radio 4 has a service  at 8 .10 am with the Bishop of Sheffield.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Chirst Church Oxford at 3 pm.

Peter has written this sermon. I have also written some Prayers while our buildings are closed, but we plan for reopening

Pentecost, 31 May

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 11 am from Hereford Cathedral.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm, with Rev Kate Bottley. 

Radio 4 has a service  at 8 .10 am from the Elim Pentecostal church in Cardiff.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from St David's Cathedral at 3 pm.

Peter has produced this video about Ascension and Pentecost for Walter Evans School. You can download an Order of Service for Pentecost (left) and Clive's thoughts for Pentecost (right)

Peter on Ascension and Pentecost

Trinity Sunday, 7 June

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 10.45 am from St David's Cathedral.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm, with Aled Jones

Radio 4 has a service  at 8 .10 am about the Trinity.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick, at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service for Trinity (right top) and Clive's has written some thoughts (bottom)

Here are some pictures from Orkney, with a Trinitarian theme

1st Sunday after Trinity, 14 June

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 10.45 am from Holy Trinity, Platt, Manchester.

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm, with Aled Jones

Radio 4 has a Mass for The Feast of Corpus Christi (last Thursday) at 8 .10 am.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from York Miinster, at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) and Clive has written some thoughts for morning and evening (right)

2nd Sunday after Trinity, 21 June

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 11.45 am from Holy Trinity, Platt, Manchester (an hour later than last week)

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm, with Aled Jones - tales of inspiring dads

Radio 4 has a Service for Father's Day at 8 .10 am.

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) and Peter and Clive have both written sermons (right)

3rd Sunday after Trinity, 28 June

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1, there is a Service at 11.45 am with Kated Bottley

Songs of Praise is at 1.15 pm and comes from Northern Ireland

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am with John Bell of the Iona Community

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Manchester Cathedral at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) and Clive has written two sermons (right). The service ends with the hymn "Blessed Thomas, doubt no longer". David (and Karen) have recorded this for us. 

4th Sunday after Trinity, 5 July

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm comes from St Thomas' Hospital and marks the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am with the composer Bob Chilcott

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Sheffield Cathedral at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) and Peter and Clive have written sermons (right).

5th Sunday after Trinity, 12 July

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm is a selection of favourite hymns

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am from South Wales Baptist College

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from King's College Chapel, Cambridge, at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) and Peter and Clive have written sermons (right).

6th Sunday after Trinity, 19 July

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

At 4 pm the Collation and Installation of Peter Robinson as the new Dean of Derby Cathedral is being broadcast on their website.

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm tells the story of the Vicars of Eyam

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am from the Catholic Diocese of Leeds

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Chichester Cathedral, at 3 pm.

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) which is similar to that being used at St Matthew's (our first 'proper' service since March, Peter has written a sermon and Clive have written some prayers (right).

7th Sunday after Trinity, 26 July

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm Kate Bottley celebrates Anthony Gormley's sculptures

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am from the Virtual Keswick Convention, with a theme of Hope

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from St Alban's church, Holborn, at 3 pm

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) which is similar to that being used at St Matthew's.

Peter has written a sermon (middle) and Melonie have written some prayers (right).

8th Sunday after Trinity, 2 August

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm Aled Jones links Christianity and Sport

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am, a walk with God and Covid

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from Hereford Cathedral, at 3 pm

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) which is similar to that being used at St Edmund's for their 10 am service. 

Peter and Clive have both written sermons (middle) and Patrick has written some prayers (right)

9th Sunday after Trinity, 9 August

 

Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is

https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/events-and-training/parish-events/derbyshire-church-events.html/

On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm honours the Christian Reformers who started the National Trust 125 years ago

Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am, exploring the Cross through the lense of Black experience

Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from St Martin in the Fields at 3 pm

Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) which is similar to that being used at St Edmund's for their first proper service. 

Peter has written a sermon (middle) and Melonie, and Alex and Matt, have written some prayers (right)