Worship at Home Resources

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God - Phillipians 4:6

Daily Prayer

We are live streaming Morning and Evening Prayer, Monday-Saturday at 10.00am and 9.00pm on our Facebook page. If you do not have access to Facebook, there are still things that you can do to keep prayer in your daily life.

  • Engage in Morning/Evening Prayer using the "Worship at Home" pack, which can be found here
  • Join thousands of other Christians in saying the Lord's Prayer at 9.15am and 9.15pm, beginning and ending in prayer together
  • If you have a smart phone, download the Church of England "Time to Pray" app, which can be found here
  • Listen to or read the Prayer for the Day on The Church of England's website, which can be found here. There are a number of different resources on this website, including prayer resources responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
  • If you would like to pray with someone, try using a video conferencing app like Zoom or simply pick up the phone and ask

Where using alternative liturgy, our Minsters and Lay leaders are beginning to upload their resources. Please click the button below for access to Morning and Evening worship liturgy.

Barnabas Buddies

Our Barnabas Buddies scheme is now live! Barnabas Buddies is a phone-based scheme offering prayer, support or just a chat. It's a way of keeping connected, particularly if you don't have social media. If you would like to volunteer or have a phone call yourself then please contact Katherine Kear and someone would be more than happy to chat with you.

Resources for Kids

Prayer remains important for all of the family, particularly in times like these where children may be feeling more anxious. We encourage everyone to try to bring children into their prayer lives to build their relationship with God but also for an opportunity for them to discuss their worries with those that care for them. We are still running Little Messy Church (Pre-school children and their families) and Messy Church (primary school children and their families) through Live Streaming on a private Facebook group. If you would like to join, please contact Rev Sarah Todd. Our children and youth team have also come up with some suggestions to start ideas for you and your family at home.

Prayer Cubes

1. Print a cube net onto some card. You can print off a pre-made one or encourage your children to draw their own pictures

2. You can choose simple prayers such as "Thank you", "Sorry" and "Please" or draw pictures of other things your child may like to pray for

3. Once the net has been cut out, you need to glue the cube together using the flaps

4. Roll the dice and pray for whatever the dice shows. Try doing this when you would usually pray or in the morning and evening!

Praying Hands

1. Fold an A4 piece of card in half and ask the child (or help them!) to draw around their hand so that the little finger side is against the folded crease (you can just make individual hands!)

2. Cut out the hand, making sure to keep some of the fold intact! When you open the card up you should have two symmetrical hands

3. Your child can draw or write a simple prayer that they can say every time they open the hands. Perhaps try the Lord's Prayer if they are unsure! You could make a set of praying hands to leave by a sink as a reminder for the child to wash their hands. They could say the Lord's Prayer to keep washing their hands for 20 seconds. If you are feeling particularly crafty, try making a prayer tree!

The 5 Finger Prayer

Try saying a 5 Finger Prayer with the child again, either when you usually pray or when they wake up and go to sleep

Thumb: Those closest to you, your family | Index Finger: Those that point you in the right direction (teachers, doctors, leaders) ask for wisdom and support | Middle Finger (Tallest): Those that lead us (Government) as for guidance and wisdom | Ring Finger (Weakest): Those that are weak, in trouble or in pain | Pinkie (Smallest): Our prayers for ourselves and our own needs

There are lots of other resources available online and you are welcome to contact us if you would like some more ideas or if you have any yourself! The Diocese of York has produced a useful sheet of weblinks for activities, prayer sheets and activities, which can be found here.


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