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

‘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.


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Church of England

Information – please check frequently


Prayer ResourcesPrayer resources


Thy Kingdom Come Online

Join the global wave of prayer between 21st -31st May 2020 to pray that people will know more of Jesus in their lives. People from across our region are contributing.

Events and links will be added to the programme here and some will also accessible from the Diocesan You Tube page . This is an outline of what is planned.

There are also downloadable resources including Prayer and Care for families and a printable ‘Digital Family Adventure Prayer Map’.

 


Liturgy & WorshipLiturgy and Worship – together but separate

Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24th May

Praying Together but Separately – Order of Service 

Children’s ministry  this week: Margaret’s video: The Ascension

More Children’s Ministry

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

      • This week (4th Sunday of Easter):

Children’s Ministry Weekly Newsletter

Margaret’s video: The Story of Jesus’s Promise

      • Resources

Messy Church at Home sessions

Child Bereavement Webinar on 4 May

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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