Faith online

With church services suspended, we are offering as much as we can online.

We will build this up as we go along and please do send us your own resources that you have found helpful. Send us a message by clicking here.

A prayer for now

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Want to know more about faith?

If you are new to the faith or would like to know more then please get in contact with us, we would love to talk to you.

This page has a number or links that we hope you might find helpful!

What is Christianity about?

We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ changes our lives for the better and transforms our communities. It gives us peace, joy and purpose and it is available for all. If you would like to know more why not click on one of these links?

rejesus               Christianity              explorefaith          Church of England Website

Daily Thoughts/Readings

Spending time in prayer, meditation and bible reading helps us to get to know God better and helps us grow in our faith. Some good online sites are listed below:

Christian Aid        Bible Society        Surefish        rejesus        Rule of Benedict

Church of England        Annunciation Trust        Lectio Divina      Pray as you go

Sacred Space                Our Bible App

or sign up for daily emails from

Richard Rohr        sojourners         Henri Nouwen

The Church of England has published a page here with prayers and liturgy especially for this time. There is even a resource for carrying out worship at home.

The Church of England publishes a prayer each day which you can read or listen to here.

These websites may also be useful in your spiritual journey:

Meditations to prepare for Sunday

34 week daily on-line retreat     

Prayer Beads

Pearls of Life

Exciting Holiness – Brief History, readings and collects for Festivals and Lesser Festivals.

TV and radio

The BBC has a schedule of services available here and there is a new service on BBC local radio every Sunday at 8am. Please let people who don’t have internet know about these.

Guildford Cathedral offers a number there are a number of services available through www.guildford-cathedral.org

Services

Greenbelt has put its past services online here

Resources for worship at home

Roots is offering resources for the whole family to use at home.

Mental health

The Church of England has put together some daily reflections to help people, especially at a time when they are feeling lonely, isolated or anxious.

Other resources

Colouring can be very soothing. Jules Middleton has produced some colouring sheets with a Bible verse on them here.

Useful links

Click here for a thoughtful article from the New York Times about when loving your neighbour means keeping your distance.

Be not afraid? Easier said than done. But what if the opposite of  fear is not courage but love. Nadia Bolz-Weber has written a ‘mini-sermon on fear, love and Kent Brockman’ You can read it here and watch it here.

More to follow.

 

 

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