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

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby wrote , ‘… 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 Thursday 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.
Please see News and click on to the Lockdown 3 page

 

Click [HERE] for daily prayers during pandemic.

Lent

Click here or on the thumbnail picture on the left for resources in Lent 2021 in Pandemic

 

Lent may originally have followed Epiphany, just as Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness followed immediately on his baptism, but it soon became firmly attached to Easter, as the principal occasion for baptism and for the reconciliation of those who had been excluded from the Church’s fellowship for apostasy or serious faults. This history explains the characteristic notes of Lent – self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for Easter, to which almsgiving has traditionally been added.

Now is the healing time decreed
for sins of heart and word and deed,
when we in humble fear record
the wrong that we have done the Lord.
                          (Latin, before 12th century)

As the candidates for baptism were instructed in Christian faith, and as penitents prepared themselves, through fasting and penance, to be readmitted to communion, the whole Christian community was invited to join them in the process of study and repentance, the extension of which over forty days would remind them of the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, being tested by Satan.

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence; from the middle ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The calculation of the forty days has varied considerably in Christian history. It is now usual in the West to count them continuously to the end of Holy Week (not including Sundays), so beginning Lent on the sixth Wednesday before Easter, Ash Wednesday. Liturgical dress is the simplest possible. Churches are kept bare of flowers and decoration. Gloria in excelsis is not used. The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare or Refreshment Sunday) was allowed as a day of relief from the rigour of Lent, and the Feast of the Annunciation almost always falls in Lent; these breaks from austerity are the background to the modern observance of Mothering Sunday on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

As Holy Week approaches, the atmosphere of the season darkens; the readings begin to anticipate the story of Christ’s suffering and death, and the reading of the Passion Narrative gave to the Fifth Sunday its name of Passion Sunday. There are many devotional exercises which may be used in Lent and Holy Week outside the set liturgy. The Stations of the Cross, made popular in the West by the Franciscans after they were granted custody of the Christian sites in the Holy Land, are the best known.

Spiritual Communion

The Prayer Book instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we may be unable receive the sacrament physically in ourselves at this time. For as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; (for then we spiritually eat the flesh of Christ, and drink his blood; then we dwell in Christ, and Christ in us; we are one with Christ, and Christ with us;) From the Third Exhortation in the BCP. Making a Spiritual Communion is especially fitting when we cannot receive the sacrament at the great feasts of the Church, and it fulfils the duty of receiving Holy Communion ‘regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Whit Sunday.’ (Canon B 15 of the Church of England).

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:

Coming Up Later in Lent,
Passiontide
& Easter

Sunday, 4th April
Easter Day
0630 Easter Fire, Paschal candles & Eucharist at dawn
0800 Easter Holy Communion (BCP)
1030 Bringing in the Easter Light and Easter Eucharist

Friday, 2nd April
Good Friday
An Hour at the Foot of the Cross and
Reception of Holy Communion

Thursday, 1st April
Maundy Thursday
Benefice Eucharist

28th March
Palm Sunday

with Liturgy of the Palms the Proclaiming the Passion according to St Mark
Holy Communion (CW)

25th March
The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Communion (CW)

21st March
Lent 5 (Passiontide begins)

Holy Communion (BCP)
Cathy preaching

Friday, 19th March
St Joseph of Nazareth
Holy Communion (CW)

Wednesday, 17th March
St Patrick – Patron of Ireland
Holy Communion (CW)

14th March
Mothering Sunday –(Lent 4)

Family Service and
Holy Communion (CW)

Next Week

10.30 am 7th March
Lent 3
Holy Communion (CW)

This Week

10 am 1st March
St David of Menevia – Patron of Wales
Holy Communion (CW)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10 am on Monday, 1st March 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns

Preacher: The Revd Canon David Isaac – Area Dean

10.30 am 28th February
Lent 2
Holy Communion (CW)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 28th February 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and the homily.

 

Last Week:

8 am 21st February
Lent 1
Holy Communion (BCP)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 21st  February 2021 to join the service.

Click [Here] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and the homily.

12 noon 17th February
Ash Wednesday
Penitential Eucharist (CW) (with Covid-safe self-‘ashing’)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
12 noon on Wednesday, 17th February 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and the homily.

Recently:

10.30 am 14th February
The Sunday next before Lent
(Transfiguration Sunday)
Holy Communion (CW)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 14th February 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and Cathy’s homily.

Here is an additional reflection by the Rector on the Transfiguration as a turning point in Jesus’ ministry – a key event as Jesus’ attention turns towards Jerusalem and his Passion and crucifixion – as our attention now turns towards Lent.
Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
8 am on Sunday, 14th February 2021 to join the service.  There are also 2 hymns and the gospel reading selected from the 10.30 service.

 

10.30 am 7th February
2nd Sunday before Lent
Holy Communion (CW)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 7th February 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and homily

31st January 2021

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
(Candlemas)
from Meonstoke Church, Hampshire
Preacher: The Rector

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 31st January 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and homily

Hear the thought-provoking reading from the prophecy of Malachi:

and some prayers for Candlemas:

Both read by Sheila Matthissen assisted by James.

24th January 2021
The Third Sunday after Epiphany

including The Conversion of St Paul
also from Exton Church, Hampshire
Preacher: The Rector

Click   [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 24th January 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and homily

… Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews

 

17th January 2021
The Second Sunday after Epiphany
from the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Exton, Hampshire
Preacher: Cathy Mathews (LLM)

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 17th January 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and homily

The Baptism of Christ

10th January 2021

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 10th January 2021 to join the service.

Activity sheets for children and families to complete together can be found [HERE].

The Epiphany

HAPPY NEW YEAR

3rd January 2021

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 3rd January 2021 to join the service.

Click [HERE] for a pdf with the readings, hymns and homily

St John – Apostle and Evangelist

27th December 2020

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 27th December 2020 to join the service.

Recently:

Christmas Morning

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Christmas Morning to join the service.

Midnight Mass

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
6.30 pm on Christmas Eve to join a pre-recorded service
or watch it at 23.30 when others will gather in church with the same intent.

Christmas Unwrapped by Cathy Mathews

Click  on the arrow below  to hear Cathy’s ‘Christmas Unwrapped’ Service

or download the text [HERE].

The Fourth Sunday of Advent 

Click on the thumbnail above  from
10.30 on Sunday, 20th December 2020 to join the service.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the hymns, readings and sermons,
for the service this week and last.

Traditional Service of Christmas Carols  and Lessons

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
3.30 on Sunday, 20th December 2020 to join the service
and sing your favourite Christmas Carols.

Please click [HERE] for a pdf copy of the carols and  readings.

Other Recent Services

The Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 13th December 2020 to join the service.

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

St Nicholas Toy Service
& the Second Sunday of Advent

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10.30 on Sunday, 6th December 2020 to join the service.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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