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
- Hope in our communities
- Pastoral Letters
- Safeguarding & Online Safety
Local Worship from Home
Phone and Zoom Services.
Together: Sunday’s 9am
Reflective Worship based on the Worshipping Together booklet (see below) with Rev Dan and team, lasting around 30minutes. For instructions on joining by Webcam or phone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship led by a collaborative team from Bognor Regis, Felpham, and Westergate, lasting 30-45 minutes. During lockdown we will meet by zoom and phone via the Together channel. For joining instructions please email email@example.com
Worshiping Together Booklet
Resources for Sunday worship prepared by our local preachers, ministers and worship leaders. Find more on the circuit website
Signposts for Worship
Weekly Worship from our District Chair
Visit the South East District Website for a downloadable/printable service each week from by Rev Dr David Hinchliffe.
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 with space for each us to add people, places and situations we wish to particularly pray for.
Spiritual Sustenance during lockdown
A list of resources to help provide spiritual sustenance when in isolation.
Connexional free-phone line. Call for prayers and devotional updates.
> Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
> Listen to a pastoral message from the President and
Vice-President: 0808 281 2695
> Listen to the Methodist Podcast: 0808 281 2478
Using Songs as poetry and prayer
Hymns and songs can be used as poetry and prayer as well as sung. Here’s some suggestions.
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
> Morning Worship at 10am on BBC1
> Songs of Praise usually 1:15pm on BBC1
Worship on local Radio
Check your local radio schedule
> Daily Morning Worship
> Prayer of the Day
> Thought for the Day
> Sunday Worship – around 8am
BBC Radio 3
> Choral Evensong
BBC Radio 2
> Daily Pause for Thought
Worship on DAB Radio
> Premier Christian Radio
> UCB Radio
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
Please note this letter was put together before we entered Tier 4 – some details on planned activity subject to change.
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.