LINKS TO ON-LINE SERVICES AND RESOURCES as at 18 July 20

This page will contain a list of on-line resources that you may find helpful.  It was last updated on 18 July 2020.  Should you require past items that have been posted please email admin@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

Latest Team News – issue 36 dated 18 July 20

A service of Morning Prayer looking St Thomas (the doubter) is available  at tinyurl.com/GCLTV  where you can also still find the earlier services for Easter and Pentecost.

Team  Services on Zoom: There will be Services at 10 a.m. every Sunday until 9th August, led by Revd Victor Howlett.  The services will last no more than 45 minutes. The services on 19th July and 2nd August are intended primarily for the St Bart’s and Lacock congregations. The services on 26th July and 9th August are primarily for the Neston and Gastard congregations. If you have not attended before, please contact Revd Victor Howlett at associateminiser@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk by Friday before the service date for an invitation:  

Also New: Colossian Conversations.  We plan to hold this fortnightly online Bible study at 11.00am from a Tuesday for no more than an hour.; next session is 7 July. If you wish to attend please let Revd Andrew Johnson know by email (rector@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk) so he can send you the required meeting code before each session.

 

A daily prayer resource from Thy Kingdom Come.  Whether you are new to ‘structured’ prayer or an old hand, you are invited to try praying with us for the period between Ascension and Pentecost. We hope you may find in it a spiritual rhythm which will nourish your heart and keep prayer on your lips, enabling you to become part of a global wave of prayer. That rhythm might take the form of saying both Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. Or you might start with just Prayer During the Day – suitable for any time of day – followed, perhaps, by Night Prayer.  For booklet click here – CW Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come (Please note that if printing this it is 27 A4 pages).

The Church of England has a new telephone number to ring to hear daily hymns, prayers and reflections – ideal if you do not have a computer (Please pass this to anyone you know like this)  0800 804 8044.  More info here:https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/daily-hope-phone-line
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https://www.alonetogether.org.uk/.  These online resources are offered to help people live through the coronavirus pandemic. Their special quality is that they don’t come from theories; they all come from those with experience of social distancing or isolation, people who have lived this reality either intentionally like monks and nuns or against their will like hostages or the housebound. This is a new and difficult journey for most people but experienced guides give us hope along the way. As the pandemic unfolds, more resources will be added.

https://springharvest.org/spring-harvest-home/.  Spring Harvest Home is a completely free online conference programme with content suitable for everyone in the family. Lined up for the week after Easter, we have some amazing material all built around the 2020 theme of “Unleashed – The Acts Church Today“.  Never has there been a more appropriate time for us to gather together as a community to worship, learn, laugh and pray together.

Refreshing the Lord’s Prayer material written in 2019 by Bishop Steven Croft will allow Christians to continue beyond Easter Day with content that lends itself to a context where personal prayer is paramount and gathering for worship is not possible. The 40 daily reflections, with new introductions for each week and daily family challenges, will lead people to the start of Thy Kingdom Come. Content will be available through a campaign app with full audio, smart speakers, daily emails, an ebook (Kindle and iBooks), and print options are being explored.

On-Line video resources             (Scroll down for other resources)
You can find some daily services here: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
and here: https://www.stpaulsweb.org.uk/welcome.htm
or here: https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
and here : https://www.bathabbey.org/
A daily refection with music can be found here: https://pray-as-you-go.org/

Miss singing hymns? Fancy singing in the privacy of your own home?  The RSCM is offering a Hymn for the day and Sunday Self Services: https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/

Concerned about mental health?  This resource contains thirteen daily reflections written by Professor Chris Cook and accompanied by “have a go” habits developed by Ruth Rice.: https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/mental-health-resources/supporting-good-mental-health/supporting-good-mental-health

The United Reformed Church offering to be found at devotions.urc.org.uk.  You subscribe to receive daily devotions by email which can simply be read or listened to in podcast form and then, during the current situation, each Sunday there is a complete service which again can be read or there is a link to an audio version.

Other resources are available on the Church of England website at: www.churchofengland.org

PRAYERS in a PANDEMIC Our Team Vicar has put together a booklet which contains some simple acts of worship, a number of prayers to use, some suggested readings, and some ways of using TV, radio, or the internet to join in on services. View or Download here: PRAYING IN A PANDEMIC