Worship while our buildings are closed
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.
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.
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.