Worship while our buildings are closed
We were instructed on Tuesday 17 March 2020 that public worship is 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.
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
3rd Sunday after Trinity, 28 June
Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is
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. TO BE ADDED