The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, 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. What to expect? The hymn & reflection will last around 20 minutes. When you dial the number you will be asked to press star if you’d like to hear the full message by the Archbishop. Or press 1 to hear the hymn for the day - this includes a hymn, a reflection on the hymn, then hear the song again & short prayer. There will be a different hymn each day.
Easter Sunday 12th April 2020: He Is Risen In the midst of the current crisis, find some joy and hope in our Easter Sunday celebration service. Matthew 28: 1-10: with Allan Scrivener Video link is https://vimeo.com/406540623 Please invite your friends to enjoy this special event, on this special day. God bless us all.
Good Friday Evening Reflective Service This is our Good Friday evening reflective service, led by Carol Davies: https://vimeo.com/405739846
Find a quiet place, maybe light a candle, and watch the video while reflecting on what Christ did for us.
Godly Play: Making an Easter Garden Making an Easter Garden, with Jean Cheshire: https://vimeo.com/405801264 You will need: A tray, Compost, Moss (or grass), 2 small pots (or toilet roll inners - cut in half) Sticks (3 long, 3 shorter) String Large stone Smaller stones (but not vital) Flowers. (With roots if possible) Water (to keep it all fresh); Plus, any extra bits of your choice to add to or decorate.
Virtual Service for Palm Sunday 5th April Preacher: Allan Scrivenor Bible Reading: Zechariah 9: 9-12, Matthew 21: 1-11 Communion: please have bread and wine ready To join in, click this link: https://vimeo.com/403404406
Virtual Service for Sunday 29th March Preacher : Tim Mitchell Bible reading: the raising of Lazarus: John 11. To join in: click this link:https://vimeo.com/401637038
Virtual Service for Sunday 22nd March: Mothering Sunday
We have prepared a virtual service for Mothering Sunday, accessed by following this link :- https://vimeo.com/398887499 The idea is that everyone plays the video at 10.00am on Sunday, so that we are all worshiping together in time if not in space. This is a communion service, and you can partake of communion at home, simply get bread and wine together before the service and at the appropriate time you will be instructed what to do. The communion can be taken individually or with family and friends.
This is an experiment which we hope will be helpful. Please excuse any ‘glitches’ and please send constructive feedback so that we can improve things going forward through this difficult time.
IMPORTANT: ALL CHURCH SERVICES ARE CANCELLED DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
For the readings, times, leaders and details of this week's services please see the current edition of the Church Newsletter: Concord. Sundays
8.30am : Holy Communion (First, third and fifth Sundays of the month)
8.30am : Morning Prayer (Second and fourth Sundays of the month)
10.00am Worship for All (First Sunday of the month): A lively service with participation from our children’s groups
10.00am Morning Worship (Third Sunday of the month): A non-Communion service with children’s groups
10.00am Family Communion (remaining Sundays of the month) : with children’s groups
6.00pm Holy Communion First Sunday of the month only - please check the newsletter to confirm that this is running
7.30pm Breathe A quiet space to simply breathe in God. Half an hour guided meditation, no sermon, no singing.