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Worship and Prayer Response

This is where you can find resources to help you pray and worship during the Coronavirus disruption.

 

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Sunday Worship

8.00am: Holy Communion. This service is not streamed to Facebook, but you can follow it on our 24/7 Live Stream from the Chancel, using this Order of Service.

9.30am: Sunday Morning Online Worship. Download the Order of Service.

8:00pm: Night prayer or the Angelus (click here for today's night prayer, and here for the Angelus.) 

Midweek

8:00am Monday to Friday: Morning prayers (click here for today's morning prayer)

8:00pm Monday to Thursday: Night prayer (click here for today's night prayer)

Saturday: No online prayers on Saturday

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We want you to come to church and so have worked to make is as safe an environment for you as we can. To manage capacity and record attendees we invite everyone planning to attend to register in advance using Online Ticketing. You do not have to do this. You can telephone the office, or you can turn up on the day. But bear in mind we can only admit people when we can safely abide by our Social Distancing guidelines.

 

 

  • There is clear guidance on entering the church to help you clean your hands and follow our hygiene and sanitation procedure.
  • Wearing a facemask is mandatory unless you are exempt on medical grounds.
  • The priest taking the service will follow the guidance in our risk assessment, which means frequent hand washing, wearing a face mask, and communicating people as safely as possible, amongst other measures.
  • Communion will be by bread alone.
  • The church is laid out to allow safe entry and exit and maintain social distancing throughout the service.

Access the COVID HTP Risk Assessment.

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 19:17

On Wednesdays there is a modern language mid-week communion service in church from 10.15-10.40. This allows people from Prestwood to come and go conveniently by bus, and not have to rely on lifts. Like our other services, we want you to come to church and so have worked to make is as safe an environment for you as we can. To manage capacity and record attendees we invite everyone planning to attend to register in advance using Online Ticketing. You do not have to do this. You can telephone the office, or you can turn up on the day. But bear in mind we can only admit people when we can safely abide by our Social Distancing guidelines.

 
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 19:18

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.

For those in isolation

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.

For those who are worried

Loving Jesus, you are compassionate to those in need and heal the sick in body and mind.
Look kindly on those who are fearful at this time.
Help us all to put away all thoughts and actions that separate us from you and from one another.
Give us grace to live our lives confident in your promise that you are with us always. Amen.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to care for the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.

For those who are ill

Merciful God, we entrust to your unfailing and tender care, those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens your everlasting arms are there to hold us safe.
Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Last modified on Monday, 16 March 2020 19:11

During this time, you might find some of these resources helpful to sustain your prayer life during this time.  Many of these resources are available for mobile devices in app form, you may need to register to access the material. 

From the Church of England: 

  • Daily Hope Phone line0800 804 8044 Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. 
  • Prayer for each day. From this page you can choose to read (or listen to) today's prayer. Further down the page are the full texts of the Church of England's 'daily office': morning evening and night prayer each day, complete with bible readings and psalms.
  • Prayers for the Coronavirus outbreak, including personal prayers and prayers for use with children and family groups.
  • Diocese of Oxford: Church at Home.  Sunday worship streamed live at 10am each Sunday.
From the BBC: 
  • The Daily Service: every day at 9:45am on Radio 4 Long Wave.
  • Sunday Worship: shortly after 8:00am on BBC Radio 4.
  • Songs of Praise: Sunday at 1:15pm on BBC1.
All the above also available, after the live broadcast, on BBC sounds or BBC iPlayer.
 
 
Other sources offering daily prayers, meditations and bible readings: 
  • Christian Aid daily bible readings. With a global perspective, Christian Aid offer a short daily bible reading and prayer. 
  • Pray as you go. Each day, a bible reading, some music and a reflection.  Jesuit resource for Ignatian prayer, also available as an app.  Includes other prayer resources such as the Examen.
  • Centre for Action and Contemplation: daily meditation. Here you can enrol for a free daily meditation via email. You can browse previous emails through the archive, other pages on the site allow you to listen to podcasts.
  • Diocese of Oxford.  A link to our Diocese's list of recommended resources to support Christian discipleship generally
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Coronavirus Response

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