Worship Resources

At this difficult time when the Church is not able to gather for worship in the customary way, it's important that we continue to pray and worship at home and to explore new ways of being the Church. We hope the resources provided on this page may be of some help to you, and we will update the page as appropriate.

 

Resources for Sunday and Daily Worship

Zoom Services

Sunday 20th June at 6pm Register here

An Act of Spiritual Communion  PDF of the Order for Spiritual Communion here. When unable to receive Holy Comunion normally, it's possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion. It can be used at any time, but  you may like to use it at 10.00am on Sundays when the Mass is being said in the Benefice.

Sunday Sermons

During June & July we're focussing on the seven Sacraments of the Church. References to the Bible readings are listed under each theme. Sermon booklet for June & July Sacraments Series

Fr Chris' sermon on 'Anointing' St Thomas' 13th June

Fr Trevor's Sermon on Reconciliation (Confession) St Thomas' 200621

NB. you can access the Bible online here

 

 Streamed & Recorded Worship from other sources

Rather than record services in house, we’ve decided that it would be best to direct you towards a couple of ‘live-streamed’ options instead which are usually also available as recordings later in the day too:
 

Leicester Cathedral at 10.30am on Sundays via their Facebook page (The video should be accessible, even if you’re not ‘on Facebook’)
 
Hereford Cathedral at 10am on Sundays, via their website.

 

Daily Hope phoneline offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Do please pass on the number to anyone you think might value it.

Daily Prayer Morning and Evening Prayer is still being said in the parish using Zoom. You're very welcome to join us. Please email: revchrisjohnson.wbs@gmail.com for more information.

 

Prayers and devotions 

A simple guide to prayer

'Achievable Spirituality' a tool to help you think about your life of faith and prayer

Inspiring Prayer at Home a guide to praying at home, written by Rev Hilary Lomax

Compline order of service.

from the Church Union: Praying At Home

A Way of Praying   A Suggestion from one of our parishioners about a way of praying during the Covid-19 crisis.  

A Litany of Lament and Hope  A special Litany to Our Lady in this time of Covid-19 (Produced by SMMS)

 

NEW ! A Home Study Course for Pentecost (or anytime!) : 'The Empowering Spirit'

Fr Trevor writes:   This 6 part course explores the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians. It will be of parrticular interest to those who are exploring what it means to be more 'Charismatic' or 'Spirit filled' in prayer and worship. Although designed for a small group, the course can also be studied by individuals and each of the sessions is easy to follow.  You can take the course at your own pace, either using a session a day for the week following Pentecost, a session a week or whatever works best for you. If you do the course, do let me know what you make of it and how you get on. 

Introduction

Session 1 The Purifying Spirit

Session 2 The Renewing Spirit

Session 3 The Creative Spirit

Session 4 The Equipping Spirit

Session 5 The Guiding Spirit

Session 6 The Empowering Spirit

 

Apps 

The CofE offers a number of apps, some of which are free, to aid prayer. Click here for more information. 

 

Radio & TV Broadcast Worship

Daily Worship is at 9.45am Mon-Fri on R4:198 Long Wave and on Digital Radio (a station for the Daily Service appears around 9.45am).

Choral Evensong is broadcast on Wednesdays at 3.30pm on R3 (90.2 - 92.6 FM & on Digital Radio). This is also repeated on a Sunday afternoon around 3pm.

 

Funerals 

As many people are unable to attend the funerals of loved ones at this time, you can find an order of service to use at home here.