Worship during our second lockdown
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. We produced a Daily Prayer version which went out in the October magazine. In November we included Prayers to Remember, including the Names of the Fallen to be remember on Remembrance Sunday. These are on the right - Allestree and Darley Abbey. December prayers only got into the Allestree Magazine.
Morning & Evening payer Daily Prayer November Prayers - Allestree November Prayers - Darley Abbey December prayers
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?
The Season of Advent
Advent Sunday, 29 November 2020
Many churches are streaming their services on line. A link to local ones is
BBC 1 Songs of Praise is at 12.20 pm - the boys' semi final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year.
Radio 4 has a Service at 8.10 am exploring cities of pilgrimage and hope.
Radio 3 has an Advent Carol Service from St John's College, Cambridge, at 3 pm.
An Order of Service is on the left, a sermon from Archdeacon Chris in the middle, and Clive's sermon is on the right.