Public worship in church is not currently able to happen, during this period of lockdown for Covid-19. This page will for now be the place to find resources that can be used at home.
Orders of service for weekly/daily worship at home have been emailed or posted to all regular members. If anyone else would like to receive these, please make a request using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Holy Week and Easter
The Palm Sunday Passion Reading at home
This can be read at one sitting, or used dramatically around the home and garden, starting on Saturday evening, completing on Palm Sunday.
In the evening, you may wish to read John 13:1-15 before your evening meal, recalling the Last Supper.
After supper, thinking of the act of service of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, you might especially pray for all of those people working in the NHS and Social Care at this time who sacrificially care for others.
If you live with someone, you might want to apply some moisturiser to someone else’s hands for them – rather than washing their hands again, care for the hands that are overly washed!
For anyone who wants to keep watch, the readings (each set followed by silence) traditionally used are here:
This is the day we would normally be gathering with our Christians Together sisters and brothers. Let’s pray for them as they also strive to maintain worship and witness at this time.
The Bishop’s Staff Team will be offering by YouTube a dramatised telling of St John’s account of the Passion with a short reflection before and after.
Sarah will try and post online a video that could be used during the last hour (2-3pm), or at any other time. Watch this space.
Do you have a way to create an Easter garden at home? If you have the right space, consider doing it at the front of your house for people to see if they pass by.
Sarah and Mark hope to record an Easter Vigil- inspired music and reflection time, to include any of your stories of God’s faithfulness that you send in. We will post this on our website/Facebook/YouTube ready for you to watch on Saturday evening.