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.

Click on the images or links below for more. We are currently in Step 2 of the Government’s Roadmap. See further steps here.

 

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  – 20th June – 3rd Sunday of Trinity

Order of Service

Children’s video  from Margaret Pritchard Houston:

‘Calming the Storm’

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

Summer Holiday Sermons: 25th July-12th September

DatePreacherLink to download ahead of Sunday (right click, 'save target as')Link to viewTranscript (right click to download)Scripture
Sunday 25th JulyArchdeacon Dave
Sunday 1st AugustTBA
Sunday 8th AugustArchdeacon Jane
Sunday 15th AugustBishop Richard
Sunday 22nd AugustArchdeacon Janet
Sunday 29th AugustBishop Alan
Sunday 5th SeptmberBishop Michael
Sunday 12th SeptemberCanon Tim Lomax

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


Well-Being  

– some materials aimed specifically at ministers; others more general

The Diocesan Support In your Ministry (SIM) scheme is now available to all in ministry, whether currently using the scheme or not, who would value a conversation with someone in complete confidence
Use the Clergy Counselling Service in confidence for anything troubling you personally, in your relationships or arising from lockdown
Spiritual Direction is available through this link
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’

Dr Richard Pile – a GP and worshipper in the diocese has written this book: ‘Fit for Purpose’

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


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

*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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