Resources

Services

  • The Eucharist is offered on table tops in the Rectory and in the homes of clergy on behalf of all. The church reminds us that ‘believers who cannot physically receive the sacrament are to be assured that they are partakers by faith of the body and blood of Christ and of the benefits he conveys to us by them.’ Illness, self-isolation, and quarantine cannot separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ (Romans 8.38-39).  
  • At 10 am on Sunday you are invited to participate in the Liturgy of Empty Hands, a tabletop service designed for you to use at home by individuals or families. That service is led from the Rectory and can be watched on St. Mary’s YouTube channel. The readings, prayers and sermon for use with the liturgy each Sunday can be found on the pew sheet. 
  • A weekly Sunday service will be broadcast via the Church of England’s facebook page (you do not need a facebook account to access this)
  • The Daily Service: every day at 9:45am on Radio 4 Long Wave.
  • Sunday Worship: shortly after 8:00am on BBC Radio 4 and all BBC local radio stations.
  • Songs of Praise: Sunday at 1:15pm on BBC1.
  • The Royal School of Church Music is publishing a daily hymn for people to join in with and sing, and a short Sunday service you can join in with at home: here 

Prayer

Reflections

When Someone has died

  • Sadly at the moment numbers able to attend a funeral are very limited. For some, it is also not possible to go to visit someone who is dying or visit the bereaved. Here are some prayers which you can use on hearing of a death, or on the day of a funeral. A simple reflection at home on the day of a funeral