Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
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Living God’s Love At All Times: One-Stop-Shop

‘Living God’s Love at all times’ is a resource to help parishes, schools and chaplaincies through the challenges and changes of the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are making changes over the coming days (November ’20) to make these pages lockdown ready with advice, resources and information to help parishes continue to serve their communities at this time.

Click on the images or links below for more.

National Church of England Guidance
– updated frequently, check often

On this page:

Church of England

Information – please check frequently

Making a video‘How to’ guides for digital communications

Prayer resources

Liturgy & WorshipLiturgy and Worship – together but separate

Sunday Worship  – 24th January – Third Sunday of Epiphany

Order of Service

Children’s video: The Wedding at Cana

Outdoor Worship

Church of England webpage on Outside Worship

 NB read this alongside the C of E FAQ –Can we worship outside? 

Youth Groups Outside

Seasonal Resources – ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2020

Advent and Christmas

Daily Advent prayer for churches and individuals is available from Advent Online

Sermons from Bishop’s Staff – 17/1 – 7/2 2021

 PreacherDownload (right click the link)View on YouTubeTranscriptChildren's Video
Sunday, 27th DecemberBishop AlanDownload 570MBWelcoming Christ
Welcoming Christ into our homes and hearts Luke 2 15-21The Shepherds and Mary
Sunday, 3rd JanuaryArchdeacon JaneDownload 390MBJohn 1: 10-18 / The Epiphany Matthew 2: 1-12 John 1: 10-18 / The Epiphany Matthew 2: 1-12John's Wondering
Sunday, 10th JanuaryArchdeacon DaveDownload 730MBMark 1 John the BaptistJohn the Baptist, Mark 1Baptism of Jesus
Sunday, 17th JanuaryBishop MichaelDownloadEpiphany and NathanaelEpiphany-NathanaelPhilip and Nathanael
Sunday, 24th JanuaryBishop RichardJohn 2:6 Download
The Wedding at CanaJohn 2:6The Wedding at Cana
Sunday, 31st JanuaryArchdeacon Janet
Sunday, 7th FebruaryDean Jeffrey

Services by phone

Daily Hope – dial 0800 804 8044 for prayer, reflection, music and worship services from the Church of England. A weekly service is available from 9 am every Sunday.

Children’s Ministry

St Albans Diocese  Children’s Ministry on YouTube

      • Resources

Messy Church at Home sessions

Bereavement resources  

Coronavirus – a book for children  

Letters for Creation – gets children’s voices heard in the climate debate

SPCK materials copyright free for use digitally:

“Churches and charities will usually be able to use material from our books digitally free of charge including in streamed services. Please contact if you would like to know more on how you might do this.”

Some children’s ministry examples:

      • Family Resources

‘Worship at Home – Journeying with Jacob’ (These resources have been adapted from the ‘God in this Place’ schools’ Lent resources to have a school- and home-facing aspect)

Digital Services – Broadcasting and national resources

Well-Being  – some materials aimed specifically at ministers; others more general

Canon Dr Tim Bull has put this together: Reflections one Well-Being: Theological and Practical

Revd Kate Peacock’s contributes to this topic: Self Care – Covid 19

From the ‘Tragedies and Christian Congregations Project’: updated ‘Thoughts for Ministers’

 From Luton Council of Faiths: Supporting Your Mental Health

Other links:

Support Hub at Sheldon:


The C of E guidance on mental health at this time:

And more specifically for ministers here:

A link about collective trauma. There is also some work done on the grief cycle based on Kubler Ross’s work.

St Luke’s for Clergy’s: “Thoughts from a trauma-informed perspective on the Covid-19 crisis”

Financial information and resources for parishes

Resources and Encouragement for Opening Church Buildings

Church of England advice on Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Holy Communion, Confirmations and Individual Private Prayer 


Annual Parish Meetings: APMs and APCMs and Bishop’s Instrument

Information about the safe use of church and community halls

Opening the Doors – Church of England advice and materials from the C of E

Mixed Mode Worship: online and in real life from the diocese

*NEW*Streaming Advice – Safeguarding

Promoting Online Services

Building Online Engagement and Relationships

Supported Thinking from the Flourishing Churches Team

Starting and Stopping

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