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.
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 communities
- Pastoral Letters
- Safeguarding & Online Safety
Local Worship from Home
Together: Phone and Zoom Services. At 9am on Sunday morning join a telephone and zoom conference call where Rev Dan and/or others will lead a short service on the phone (20-30mins). Download the instructions below.
Instructions for Together: Worship on the Phone and zoom – Sundays @ 9am
Worshiping Together Booklet
Resources for Sunday worship prepared by our local preachers, ministers and worship leaders. Find more on the circuit website
Advent and Christmas
Advent Devotional Leaflet
A short, devotional guide for Advent 2020, using scripture, prayers form All We Can and verses of familiar Advent carols.
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, Ex-President of the Methodist Conference (2019-20).
Praying with hands prayer mediation
As used in Zoom PrayerSpace in April – click here
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.
Worship Opportunities across the West Sussex (Coast and Downs Circuit)
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, plus opportunties to watch on catch up.
Worship on TV and Radio
Worship Services on TV
> 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.
19/6 We are waiting
22/5 And can it be
15/5 Thy Kingdom Come – 2020 Anthem
8/5 God Forgave
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.
Postal Pastoral Letters
Copies of letters sent to those off-line during the coronavirus pandemic
Safeguarding & Online Safety
Pam North (Felpham Safeguarding Officer) has collated various notes and advice for safeguarding and wellbeing, especially around receiving support at home and/or banking.