Online worship/prayer resources

A man kneels in prayer silhouetted in the sunset infront of three crosses on a hill
“I lift my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?  My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth” Psalm 121

During this testing time whilst some may be unable to attend regular worship due to Coronavirus, we hope you may find some of these resources useful.

Church of England daily prayer and service

Church Union Praying at Home free booklet – pdf file

Church of England Prayer Hub – Bishop Keith Sinclair is inviting you to, “share a prayer and pray a prayer” as part of a diocesan-wide effort to support and serve one another through the coronavirus crisis. 

Chester Diocesan News – digital download copy

Chester Cathedral Holy Week and Easter Services

Chester Cathedral Live Stream via YouTube

Prayers from the Liturgy Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference – printable pdf

Church Union Praying the Rosary – The Bishop of Fulham has produced some excellent resources to help us in praying the Rosary.  You can watch Bishop Jonathan explaining how to pray the Rosary by clicking here

Roman Catholic Church Rosary

Church Union Stations of the CrossThis resource will help us to meditate and pray the Stations of the Cross at home.  We are grateful to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham for allowing us to reproduce these meditations from the Pilgrim Manual and Fr Philip Barnes for writing the introduction. They can be downloaded HERE and there is a larger print version (which has the scripture references but not full text of scriptures) HERE.

Roman Catholic Church Stations of the Cross

Further resources available from the Church Union

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From the Methodist Church :

Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 5 April – Palm Sunday (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 5 April – Palm Sunday (Word doc)

Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 12 April – Easter Day (Pdf version)
Worship from home service sheet for Sunday 12 April – Easter Day (Word doc)

United Reformed Church Daily Devotions, includes Sunday Services – Podcast and text

Roots are offering free daily resources for worship at home – Bible Study and a weekly sheet

A prayer from Churches Together in England for those affected by coronavirus:

God, our rock and shield, we pray for our land, and all nations and places in our world, as many endure the effects of the illness Covid-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic.
For those who are ill, grant healing;
for those who mourn the death of loved ones, bring comfort;
for those who care for the sick, grant strength and endurance;
for those who are isolated or whose livelihoods are threatened, give courage and hope;

for all who take difficult decisions, from governments to health practitioners, give wisdom and compassion to accompany the knowledge and experience that they bring.
Deliver us from this disease, we pray, and enable all nations and communities to grow in collaboration and unity as we face this challenge together.
Grant a legacy of enduring common purpose in facing all that threatens our global common good.
We pray in Jesus’ name, in the unity of the Spirit, Amen.

A white taper lights a white church candle
“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7