Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

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.

These pages will develop over the coming days 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


Resources and Encouragement for Opening Church Buildings

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

FACE COVERINGS TO BE MANDATORY IN CHURCH FROM 8TH AUGUST. DRAFT GUIDANCE (07.08.20) here.

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

Promoting Online Services

Building Online Engagement and Relationships

Supported Thinking from the Flourishing Churches Team

Starting and Stopping


Prayer ResourcesPrayer resources


Liturgy & WorshipLiturgy and Worship – together but separate

Sunday Worship – 27th September – 16th Sunday of Trinity

Order of Service

Children’s video from Margaret Pritchard Houston – ‘The Story of the Two Sons’

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

Holiday Sermons for July, August and September 2020

Sunday Sermons will be added week by week, for download as video files from the preceding Tuesday and live on YouTube from 0800 on the particular Sunday. Transcripts in pdf format are also available (these work with text readers so meet accessibility criteria.)

Ordinations 2020

Various ordination services will be available on the Diocesan You Tube page. See the relevant schedule for times.

Ordination of Deacons 2020, Saturday 26th September: schedule here

Ordination of Priests – Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th in various parishes: schedule here

St Albans Cathedral’s live-streaming worship

Some parish streamed services can be found via achurchnearyou.com

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 rights@spck.org.uk 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


Making a video‘How to’ guides for digital communications


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: https://www.sheldonhub.org/

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/

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

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