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How we can support you

We are aware that the coronavirus pandemic may have a significant impact on our community, including where people are not able to come to church for public worship, or are left feeling anxious or distressed. 

If you'd like to talk to someone contact the Vicar, Robin Figg, at vicarwby@outlook.com or 01524 732946.

A prayer about the Coronavirus outbreak
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Television
Songs of Praise Sundays at 1.15pm on BBC 1

Radio
• Prayer for the Day daily at 5.43am on Radio 4
• Sunday Worship Sundays at 8.10am on Radio 4
• Daily Service Monday to Friday at 9.45am on Radio 4
• Choral Evensong- Wednesdays at 3.30pm and the same service is
repeated Sundays at 3pm on BBC Radio 3

Prayer

The Time to Pray app (Church House Publishing/Aimer Media) includes the orders of service for both Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer. The app is now completely free to use.

The Time to Pray podcast features daily audio to accompany the app.

Prayers and intercessions about the outbreak from the Church of England are available oline and as PDF downloads to print and share with those without internet access.

For prayer resources related to the pandemic, please take a look at the Church of England website.

Each day the Church of England also publishes audio and text of the day’s prayer.

#LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is 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 app and daily emails. Sign up here.

All of the above content can be accessed through the Church’s smart speaker apps.

Music
Join RSCM in singing their Hymn for the Day. A new video with music and lyrics is published every day, Monday to Saturday.

Theology and reflections

Theologians share their words of hope for anxious times as part of the #Theologyinisolation blog series (SCM Press).

Reflections from the Bishop of Leeds: Nick Baines’s Blog: Musings of a restless bishop.

Church House Bookshop have put together a selection of Books for Troubled Times. The shop in Westminster is closed, but books can be ordered online (and UK delivery is currently free for all orders placed on the website).

Malcolm Guite, the poet of our Poet’s Corner column, has launched a new YouTube channel: A Spell in the Library.

The Church Times includes a reflection on each Sunday’s lectionary readings and dedicated faith features.

Prayer Booklet for those self-isolating
The clergy of Broadway and Wickhamford Parishes in the Diocese of Worcester have collated a beautiful prayer booklet for those who are self-isolating.

Examen for Life during Covid-19
The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness central to Ignatian spirituality. It’s a short, easy way to reflect on your day and become more mindful about where you are experiencing grace and goodness and where there is room in your actions and life for growth.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network have put together a special version of the Examen to be used during this time.

Family-friendly worship resources
Mary Hawes the National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser has put together a set of family-friendly worship resources and ideas.
Susanna Wall, a teacher in the Diocese of Durham has written a series of prayers to be used with children throughout the day

Services from Anglican church available online
The website Anglicans Online has a page listing several sites around the world where you can access online worship, podcasts and vodcasts. Whilst communal worship in the physical sense of being bodily present in a congregation is central to our lives as Anglican Christians, we can now supplement this through listening and watching webcasts of services from parishes in other locations.  

Other resources Self-isolation prayer booklet

Together network – A resource which can be downloaded and printed out (and given to someone without internet access).

 

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