Worship while our buildings were closed,
and now we're re-open,
but not everyone is happy to come
When our churches closed for Covid-19, the Church of England issued material for Morning and Evening Prayer at home. We distributed it with the April church magazines, and encouraged people to use it. It is attached on the left. We produced a Daily Prayer version which went out in the October magazine. It is attached on the right.
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.
Our Cathedral in Derby is doing a lot - http://derbycathedral.org/worship/services/online-resources-for-worship-and-prayer.html.
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/
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.
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.
Here are some pictures from Orkney, with a Trinitarian theme
15th Sunday after Trinity, 20 September - Eve of St Matthew
Many churches are streaming theirervices on line. A link to local ones is
On BBC 1 Songs of Praise at 1.15 pm marks Harvest in Saddleworth and across the country.
Radio 4 has a Service at 8 .10 am asks where we can put our trust.
Radio 3 has Choral Evensong from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London., at 3 pm.
Peter has produced an Order of Service (left) which is similar to that being used at St Matthew's as we celebrate our Patronal Festival, and he has written a sermon.