Prayer

“Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14.27)

Every day a member of the clergy will be saying prayers in their own homes at 9am and 5pm. Please do not join us in person, but why not join in with the on-line version of the service: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer. Just listen for the bell to ring, and then join in.

The Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.30am on Sundays. Hopefully we'll evertually figgure out how to record the service and you can take part from your own home - Palm Sunday's service is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upR3nuHUUi8

This might also be helpful: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Guidance%20on%20Spiritual%20Communion%20and%20Coronavirus.pdf or perhaps if your taste is a bit more towards the BCP:  http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1928/AFPB_Spir_Communion.htm 

Finally, Derby Cathedral is live streaming its services: tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/derbycathedral/posts/?ref=page_internal

In these difficult times, we are putting together a number of resources to help you stay connected to God, morning, daytime and evening. There is an incredible variety of helpful sites on the Internet; here are just a few.

Time to Pray app - everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. Download for free.

#LiveLent: Care for God's Creation - the Church of England's Lent campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This daily audio content is available via the app and daily emails. Sign up for free.

The BBC's Daily Service and Sunday Worship - radio programmes will be using some of the themes from #LiveLent as part of their broadcasts.

Mental health reflections – 13 daily reflections that seek to provide hope, reassurance and comfort. We have also published five tips to help tackle loneliness and isolation. 

Prayer in the Morning

Lynda, one of our readers, is leading morning prayer on Yotube: catch up with her here.

Prayer During the Day

Lynda has also been leadinga brieff reflection for midday prayer here.

Labyrinths have been used down the ages by Christians who value joining physical movement with spirituality: an example is here.

Prayer in the evening

Lynda, our Reader, has been leading Evening prayer on Youtube: join in with her here.

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkmMs0rW6ok

Worship at home

We have crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church. Download this printable PDF