A selection of home-grown materials, and signposts to other places to resource us all in worshiping together while we are apart curing the COVID-19 outbreak.
UPDATE (12th May): Safeguarding, Pastoral Letters and Community Quiz have now moved to the NEWS page.
UPDATE (2nd June) For study guide and information for our study of Ruth, as part of Bible Month, June 2020, click here.
Scroll down to find the following further below…
- Local Worship from Home
- Signposts for Worship
- Prayer & Devotion
- Join Worship Online
- Worship on TV and Radio
- Songs and Music
- Hope in our communties
Local Worship from Home
Telephone Services. At 10am on Sunday morning join a telephone conference call where Rev Dan and/or others will lead a short service on the phone (20-30mins, using the worship from home service sheets). This has been set up to enable those who are offline to also be able to access. Download the instructions below.
Instructions for Worship on the Phone – Sundays @ 10am
Downloadable invitations for friends and neighbours
Invite friends or neighbours to Worship on the. Designed to be printed, cut and posted through the mail or doors, or download and email.
Worshiping Together at Home Packs
**Now all in one file per month **
Resources for Sunday worship prepared by our local preachers, ministers and worship leaders.
NB the June Worshiping Together booklet was posted to those not online at the end of May. If you can contribute to future worship resources, please contact Rev Dan.
Signposts for Worship
Reflections from our District Chair
Visit the South East District Website for a service of reflection prepared weekly by David Hinchliffe, District Chair.
An at-home service if you can’t get to a funeral
With the current restrictions on movement in place it may not be possible for everyone to attend a funeral, or attend online. The Connexional team offer this short act of worship to help you say your formal goodbyes while remaining in your home.
Roots on the web are making devotional resources for Sundays available free of charge.
A range of resources online and/or to download, including family worship and mediations. www.engageworship.org
Visit the Methodist Church Website
There are further signposts on the Methodist Connexional website.
Royal School of Church Music
The RSCM have various resources for daily and weekly worship on their website.
The Vine at Home
A downloadable weekly worship service. The resource will be available to download each Tuesday (for the following Sunday) from the MWiB website.
Prayer & Devotion
Daily Prayer during the outbreak
A daily prayer guide I’ve put together for using through the outbreak, with space for each us to add people, places and situations we wish to particularly pray for.
It also includes a prayer written by Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference.
Praying with hands prayer mediation
As used in Zoom PrayerSpace in April – click here
At 12 noon each day, as the hands of the clock come together, let us all pray together.
The Methodist Church have prepared an act of Spiritual Communion, as a means of grace while we are unable to physically share communion together.
Pray as you go
Pray as you go – guided meditations and devotions.
Take Time Meditations
Take Time Meditations are reflections for relaxation and deeping spirituality based on the stories of Jesus, born out of Ignatian style spiritual practices.
All We Can Resources
All We Can, the Methodist international development and emergency relief charity, have published their response to the current situation. They have prepared devotional materials that you may wish to use to help you reflect, pray and to stay connected.
Join Worship Online
View our calendar to see what local worship events are coming soon. See below for other online worship opportunities.
Circuit Farewell Service – Sunday 5th July 3pm
Join Wesley’s Chapel in London
Live Streamed Worship on Sunday at 11am
Join Swan Bank Methodist Church
Live Streamed Worship on Sundays from 10:30am.
Join Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Live streamed on Sundays from 11am.
Methodist Central hall also have past sermons available online
Worship on TV and Radio
Worship Services on TV
> Sunday Morning, worship on BBC – usually 10:45
> Songs of Praise (Sunday’s – check TV guide) – usually 1:15pm
Worship on local Radio
Check your local radio schedule
Choral Evensong – 3:30pm on Wednesdays
BBC Radio 3 (Repeated Sunday 3pm)
Sung evening prayer, usually in Cathedral style
8:10am Sundays BBC Radio 4 – Sunday Worship
Worship on DAB Radio
> Premier Christian Radio
> UCB Radio
Songs and Music
Using Songs as poetry and prayer
Hymns and songs can be used as poetry and prayer as well as sung. Here’s some suggestions.
24/4 God you’re so good
24/4 Turn your eyes upon Jesus
17/4 Because he lives
17/4 In Christ Alone – Methodist Choir of Great Britain
12/4 This Easter Celebration
When Life is Shaken
The World we thought we knew
Bring Heaven to Earth Lord
Be Still, there is a healer
Still – Hide me now
Hope in our communities
Neighbourhood Prayer Cards
Designed for you to add your details, these cards can be printed out, cut into 4 and posted through neighbours doors as a gentle way to spread the Christian hope we cling to, offer prayer, and create space for conversation. If you would like me to post some to you, please get in touch with me.
The Methodist Church have designed 3 posters that can be printed off and displayed. I have today put these up at all 3 churches – and I invite you, if you have a home that is easily seen from pavements/roads, to think about printing off and putting up on your windows.