Across the world, Covid-19 has brought much sadness to many. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby wrote recently, ‘… we do what we can to halt the spread of this virus – but we can still feel powerless. Is there anything else we can do? Really do? Yes. Yes there is. We can pray. Prayer is my first response when I feel out of my depth, when I need help, when I am worried, when I am concerned for those I love… Prayer changes things.’

Every day we will pause and pray at 6pm for those impacted by the pandemic.
You can set an alarm, light a candle or use a light on your mobile phone as a prompt to pray.

Follow us the Church of England on social media for daily prayers, and you can find an easy to use, printable prayer booklet here, to help you as you pray over the next 4 weeks. You can also explore the Church of England’s website for further resources.

Click here to watch the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, inviting you to join #PrayerfortheNation. Please do share this with your friends and family.

Click [HERE] for daily prayers during pandemic and join the nation the weekly prayers below or in the document.

A Prayer for daily use 5th – 15th November

Loving God,
at this time of crisis
when so many are suffering,
we pray for our nation and our world.
Give our leaders wisdom,
our Health Service strength,
our people hope.
Lead us through these parched and difficult days
to the fresh springs of joy and comfort
that we find in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for daily use 16th – 22nd November

Loving Father God,
be with us in our distress;
be with our families, friends, and neighbours,
our country and our world.
Give health to the sick,
hope to the fearful,
and comfort to mourners.
Give wisdom to our frontline and key workers,
insight to our Government,
and patience to us all.
Overcome disease with the power of your new life,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for daily use 23rd -29th November

Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
Do it again, we pray.
Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.
Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days,
turn your face towards us,
have mercy upon us,
and heal our land, we pray.
Amen.

A Prayer for daily use 30th November -6th December

WEEK 4 (30 NOVEMBER-6 DECEMBER)

Loving God,
your Son Jesus Christ came that we might have life and have it abundantly;
pour out your blessing upon our nation;
where there is illness,
bring your healing touch;
where there is fear,
strengthen us with the knowledge of your presence;
where there is uncertainty,
build us up in faith;
where there is dishonesty,
lead us into truth;
where there is discord,
may we know the harmony of your love;
this we ask in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

Advent

Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares
to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks
ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time. The readings and
liturgies not only direct us towards Christ’s birth, they also challenge the
modern reluctance to confront the theme of divine judgement. The characteristic note of Advent is therefore expectation, rather than penitence, although the character of
the season is easily coloured by an analogy with Lent. The anticipation of
Christmas under commercial pressure has also made it harder to sustain the
appropriate sense of alert watchfulness, but the fundamental Advent prayer
remains ‘Maranatha’ – ‘Our Lord, come’ (1 Corinthians 16.22). Church
decorations are simple and spare, and purple is the traditional liturgical
colour. In the northern hemisphere, the Advent season falls at the darkest
time of the year, and the natural symbols of darkness and light are powerfully
at work throughout Advent and Christmas. The lighting of candles on an
Advent wreath was imported into Britain from northern Europe in the
nineteenth century, and is now a common practice. The Moravian custom of
the Christingle has similarly enjoyed great success in Britain since the latter
part of the twentieth century, with the encouragement of the Children’s
Society. The Third Sunday of Advent was observed in medieval times as a splash of colour
in the restrained atmosphere of Advent (Gaudete or ‘Rose Sunday’), and the
last days of Advent were marked by the sequence of Great ‘O’ Antiphons,
which continue to inspire modern Advent hymns and meditations.

Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

Morning and Evening Prayer

For Morning Prayer (MP), please click here;

For Evening Prayer (EP), please click here.

Weekly Services On-Line

The Order of Service for our Common Worship
weekly services is available by clicking [HERE].

The Order of Service for our Book of Common Prayer
monthly services is available by clicking [HERE].

Both forms follow the broad pattern of the services used in church too.

Scroll down for our current and older services

Sunday worship (CW and/or BCP)
will be available here
every Sunday during the Pandemic.

Streamed Services:

This Week:

The First Sunday of Advent (Year B)
&
The Patronal Festival of
Meonstoke: St Andrew

29th November 2020

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 29th November 2020 to join the service.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the hymns, readings and sermon.

Fun for the family together

Activity Sheets for Advent: Click [HERE]

 

Cathy’s song for Advent:

(p) and (c) 2020 Cathy Mathews

A Service of
Advent Carols and Readings

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
6.30 pm on Sunday, 29th November 2020 to join the service.

Last Week:

Christ the King

22 November 2020

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
Sunday, 22nd November 2020 to join the service.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the hymns, readings and sermon.

… Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews

‘Self-Control … Unwrapped’

by Cathy Mathews

Click below to listen to Cathy or to read the text

You can read the text [HERE]

Other Recent Services

The Second Sunday Before Advent

15 November 2020

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 15th November 2020 to join the service.

Please click [HERE]for a pdf copy of the hymns, readings and sermon.

St Martin of Tours

11 November

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
11th November 2020 to join the service.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the hymns, readings and sermon.

Remembrance Sunday

On-Line: Sung Requiem for the Fallen with Spiritual Communion

on Remembrance Sunday

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 8th November 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
as part of our  Benefice Acts of Remembrance

This service was recorded before the Lockdown in England
from 5th November.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the full Order of Service.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the FULL SCORE of of the Hymn: In candle glow most sacred, to the tune of NIMROD.  This is strictly for personal use in THIS SERVICE, by kind permission of the lyricist, Richard Irwin.

 

Older Services

1st November 2020 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist with Spiritual Communion
on All Saints’ Day

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 1st November 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
as part of our celebration of Corhampton 2020.
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

25th October 2020 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Festal Eucharist with Spiritual Communion
in Commemoration of King Alfred the Great

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 25th October 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
as part of our celebration of Corhampton 2020.
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

Click [HERE] for Gentleness … Unwrapped
by Cathy Mathews

18 October 2020 at 10.30 am
St Luke

 

On-Line: Sung Festal Eucharist with Spiritual Communion
St Luke the Evangelist

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 11October 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
as part of our celebration of Corhampton 2020.
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

11Oct20 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist + Spiritual Communion
St Wilfrid of Ripon and St Edward the Confessor

Click HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 11October 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
as part of our celebration of Corhampton 2020.
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

04Oct20 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist + Spiritual Communion
St Francis of  Assisi

Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor c1181 – 1226

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 4 October 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the  Church of St Peter & St Paul, Exton (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

Older Services

An Act of Collective Worship at Harvest for Children

27Sep20 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist + Spiritual Communion
St Michael and All Angels

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 27 September 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the  Church of St Peter & St Paul, Exton (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

Faithfulness Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews can be read [HERE]

20Sep20 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist + Spiritual Communion
St Matthew

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 20 September 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the CORHAMPTON CHURCH (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

13Sep20 at 10.30 am

On-Line: Sung Eucharist + Spiritual Communion
Holy Cross
Numbers 21.4-9; Philippians 2.6-11; John 3.13-17

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 13 September 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from CORHAMPTON CHURCH (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

1st Sunday  ~ 6th September 2020

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 8th September
10th Sunday after Re-opening

St Mary and All Saints’ Church, Droxford

5th Sunday  ~ 30th August 2020
The Beheading of St John the Baptist – 29th August
9th Sunday after Re-opening

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 30 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the CORHAMPTON CHURCH (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

A Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
with Spiritual Reception

4th Sunday  ~ 23rd August 2020
St Bartholomew – Apostle – 24th August
8th Sunday after Re-opening

Click on the thumbnail above or  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 23 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the CORHAMPTON CHURCH (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

For ‘Goodness … Unwrapped’ by Cathy Mathews, Please click [HERE].

A Service of Spiritual Reception
(Common Worship)
with Hymns
Preacher: Cathy Mathews

16th August 2020
10th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15A)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
with a sermon from Corhampton Churchyard.

Readings and sermon can be read by clicking [HERE].

A Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
with Spiritual Reception

3rd  Sunday ~ 16th August 2020

The Blessed Virgin Mary
7th Sunday after Re-opening

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the CHURCH OF ST MARY & ALL SAINTS
in the Parish of Droxford (Hampshire).

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

A Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
with Spiritual Reception

2nd Sunday ~ 9th August 2020

The Transfiguration of Our Lord
6th Sunday after Re-opening

Click [HERE] from 10.30 on Sunday, 9 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the CHURCH OF ST MARY & ALL SAINTS
in the Parish of Droxford (Hampshire).

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

A Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
with Spiritual Reception

1st Sunday ~ 2nd August 2020

8th Sunday after Trinity – 5th after Re-opening

Click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 2 August 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from CORHAMPTON CHURCH
in the Parish of Corhampton and St Andrew, Meonstoke (Hampshire).

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

A Sung Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer)
with Spiritual Reception

4th Sunday ~ 26th July 2020

7th Sunday after Trinity – 4th after Re-opening

Click  [HERE].
10.30 on Sunday, 26th July 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the Parish of Corhampton and St Andrew, Meonstoke (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

Children’s Activity Sheets for St James: click [HERE].

Children’s Activity Sheets for Proper 12 in Year A: click [HERE].

A Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
with Spiritual Reception

3rd  Sunday ~ 19th July 2020
Proper XI – 6th Sunday after Trinity – 3rd after Re-opening

Click on the thumbnail above or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 19th July 2020.

You will be able to watch and participate in the service
from the Parish of Corhampton and St Andrew, Meonstoke (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.
A full  Service  Booklet, for most streamed services of this type,
is available at the top of this page.

Patience … Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews

Peace … Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews

Past Services still available

2nd  Sunday ~ 12th July 2020 – Sea Sunday
Proper X – 5th Sunday after Trinity – 2nd after Re-opening

Click [HERE] to watch and participate in the service
from the Church of St Mary and All saints, Droxford (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.

1st Sunday ~ 5th July 2020
Proper IX – 4th Sunday after Trinity – 1st after Re-opening

Click  [HERE] from 1030 on Sunday 5th July.
to watch and participate in the service
from the Church of Andrew, Meonstoke (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Collects, Readings, Hymns and Sermon.

The Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Exton Patronal Festival
28th June 2020 at 10.30

Click  [HERE]
to watch and participate in the service
from the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton (Hampshire).
Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the Order of Service

The Feast of St Alban First Martyr in Britain

celebrated on the Second Sunday after Trinity
(21st June 2020)

A Sung Eucharist (BCP) with Spiritual Reception

from Corhampton Church:
10.30 am on 21st  June 2020

or click  [HERE] at 10.30 to see a streaming of this service

A PDF full Order of Service with the text of the Readings, Prayers, Hymns and Sermon
is available [HERE]

A simple said service of  Spiritual Communion (BCP)

from Corhampton Church:
8 am on 21st  June 2020

Click [HERE]  at 08.00 to see a streaming of this service

A PDF Order of Service with the text of the Readings, Prayers  and short Homily
is available [HERE]

First Sunday after Trinity 

The Eucharist (CW) on
the First Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 6)
with Spiritual Communion

from the Church of St Mary and All Saints:
10.30 am on 14th June 2020

Click [HERE] to see a streaming of this service

A PDF document with the text of the Readings, Prayers, Hymns and Sermon
is available [HERE]

Corpus Christi

The Eucharist celebrating Christ’s institution of Holy Communion is available [HERE] .

Please click [HERE] for the Order of Service

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday worship (CW and BCP) is available here from Sunday, 7th June.

BCP Spiritual Communion on Trinity Sunday:

from the Rectory
8 am on 7th June 2020

To see the service click [HERE]
For the Order of Service, please click [HERE]

The Eucharist (CW) on Trinity Sunday

with Spiritual Communion
from the Church of St Andrew, Meonstoke:
10.30 am on 7th June 2020

To see the service click [HERE]
For the Order of Service, please click [HERE]

Pentecost

On Sunday, 31st May  from Droxford Church
is [HERE].

The order of service (pdf) is available [HERE].

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Eucharist from Exton Church on the 4th Sunday in May
is available [HERE].

Order of Service (PDF) – click [HERE] .

Ascension Day

The Ascension Day service is available [HERE].

The Order of Service is available [HERE].
It has now been repaired and processed for webcasting.
Thank you for your patience.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17th may 2020

The Order of Service can be reached by clicking [HERE]
and the Webcast ‘film’ version of the service may be seen [Here].

VE-Day 1945-2020 – 8th May 2020

8th – 10th May – Thanksgiving for VE Day 1945

Order of Service [pdf] available on 8th May

Webcast Service at 3 pm on Friday 8th May 2020

Please Click Here  for our VE75 Page.

10th May – Easter 5 – Eucharist with Spiritual Communion

Text Versions of today’s services can be reached by clicking [HERE]
and the Webcast ‘film’ version of the service may be seen [Here]

3rd May – Easter 4 – Eucharist (CW)

Good Shepherd Sunday

The Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) is  available HERE on Fr Tony’s YouTube channel from 10.30 am on Sunday, 3rd May.  It is presented by way of video on YouTube.

For ‘Joy … Unwrapped’ by Cathy, please click HERE.

St Philip and St James, Apostles – 1st May

A Spiritual Communion (BCP) for the festival of Ss Philip and James
will also be available HERE from 8 am on Fr Tony’s YouTube channel from
on Friday, 1st May.
It is presented by way of video on YouTube.
The text of a short Service of Spiritual Communion (Common Worship) for use at home can be found HERE [pdf].

For  ‘Joy … Unwrapped’  by Cathy, please click HERE.

Third Sunday of Easter – 26th April

The Eucharist for the Third Sunday of Easter and also commemorating St Mark will also be available HERE on Fr Tony’s YouTube channel from 10.30 am on Sunday, 26th April.  It is presented by way of video on YouTube.
The full text (without sound) can be found HERE.

The Feast of St Mark – 25th April

A short service of Word, Praise and Prayer is available HERE on Fr Tony’s YouTube channel from midnight on 25th April.  It takes the form of a video on YouTube or the full text, without sound, can be found HERE [pdf].

St George’s Day – 23rd April

A short service of Word, Praise and Prayer remains available HERE on Fr Tony’s YouTube channel  or it can be seem as a PowerPoint presentation HERE, open the presentation as a slideshow and turn up the sound.

A Good Friday Way of the Cross is available by clicking here and scrolling down.
Turn on your computer’s sound and view in ‘full screen’ for the best results

 

Be Still and know that I am God.
The God of Hosts is with us.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer and Worship at Home during the CoViD-19 Pandemic

A Reflection

Click below for a reflection in times of loneliness from Pray-as-You-Go. (https://pray-as-you-go.org/home). 

Printable Short Prayer Guides

The following resources are designed you to sustain your prayer life or to develop a new one in these difficult times.  Paper copies are available in our churches.

Click here for some prayers that can be used in church or at home for all ages.

Click here for a composite guide for Morning, Day Time and Night Prayer

Click here for a Simple Daily Prayer Guide

**A NATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER**
Light a Candle of Hope

 

Please pray for:

  • all those who are ill
  • those who are isolated
  • those who work in the health & social care sectors
  • those who are researching Corvid19
  • those who bring and co-ordinate relief and
  • those who make policy.

Click here for a Simple Daily Prayer Guide

Click here and join with the Church of England in Daily Prayer

Poet, Academic, Priest: Malcolm Guite’s Blog

(The above title contains a link which takes you to today’s spot on Malcolm Guite’s blog.)

A Sonnet For The Unseen
(Malcolm Guite from his blog – see above)

So much goes unseen and stays unsaid,
So much that carers keep within their hearts;
The children who get parents out of bed,
Already tired before their school day starts,
The neighbours who keep giving up their time,
To add a daily round of extra care,
Veronicas who cleanse the sweat and grime,
And those whose gift is simply being there,
The patient partners lifting up a cross
To bear the burden their belovèd bears,
Who ease each other through the pain and loss
And feel that no one sees, and no one cares.
But there is One to hear, to feel, to see
And He will say ‘ye did it unto me’.

This sonnet can be found on Malcolm Guite’s blog,
where seasonal collects, such as those for Holy Week and Easter are all drawn from the collection Sounding the Seasons, published by Canterbury Press .

A prayer at bedtime

Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
Tonight we pray especially for our family, friends and community, and
for all the regions of the world, including
our own,
which are affected by Coronavirus.

Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.
Amen.

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