Sadly our church is closed at the moment, owing to the coronavirus restrictions. We hope you can use some of these resources to reflect and draw closer to God at home.
A Prayer in a Time of Uncertainty
Dear God, your love for us is unchangeable.
You have welcomed each of us into the family of your Church;
and call us to be Christ’s Body in this place.
Send down your Holy Spirit upon us
at this time of uncertainty and change,
and guide with your heavenly wisdom
those who will discern the way ahead.
A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer
Particularly appropriate for the period of Thy Kingdom Come, from Ascension Day to Pentecost, but a useful resource for going deeper into each line of the prayer we all know by heart. Click here to download this series of virtual prayer stations for lockdown.
Thought for the Day
Rev Tricia Rogers, from Kendal Methodist Circuit, is publishing short reflections two or three times a week. You can read them on the Stricklandgate Methodist Church website, by clicking here.
Bright Prayer Ideas for Families at Home
Another fabulous free resource for families, this 12-page booklet from Thy Kingdom Come is packed with ideas and activities. Click here to read or download it.
Daily Meditations with Richard Rohr
Free daily or weekly meditations from Franciscan Richard Rohr recommended by Rev Jean Radley. Follow this link to read mediations from the archive, hear the latest one read aloud or sign up to get them by email as they’re published: Daily Meditations
Pause for 5 at 5
Daily 5-minute meditations led by a former military chaplain and recorded in the countryside, broadcast at 5pm each day and available afterwards. If you’re on Facebook, just click here to get to the page and click the arrow to play the short video.
An article written in Holy Week by the Bishop of Carlisle, James Newcome. Click here to read
Decoding coronavirus: sin, judgement and (not) the end of the world
A thought-provoking article from our good friends at Tearfund about how we need ‘a good theology’ to get us through the coronavirus crisis Click here to read the article
Living under the shadow
An article about a Christian response (demonstrating sanity, stability and serenity) to the coronavirus crisis by Canon J John, an evangelical speaker and a Canon at Coventry Cathedral. Click here to read the article
Time to Pray app
A free app from Church House Publishing, Time to Pray presents 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. You can use Prayer During the Day on its own or you can use it alongside Night Prayer in a pattern of prayer at the beginning and end of the day. Click here to read more and download the app