Worship at Home

Worship at Home

The church congregations are encouraged to join with the wider church in morning, midday and evening Prayers and in using the lectionary readings during the week. Every evening at 7.00pm light a candle in your window and pray together. Say the Grace looking out through your window. We would use the same prayer we used on Sunday.

Prayer Resources

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is the ideal way to start the day. It focuses our minds on God and provides a space to pray for those we love and those in need.

You can download a copy of the service sheet to use at home.

There is also a shorter form, which is the one used in Tuesday morning prayer meetings.

Midday Prayer

This short service of Midday Prayer comes from the Northumbria Community. It is short enough to say as you walk around the kitchen getting your lunch ready.

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer brings the day to a close, perhaps with the lighting of a candle. If you like to use a set form of Evening Prayer, you can use this service sheet. The wording is quite contemporary, and that might be unexpected – but it has the benefit of making our worship fresh and relevant to the age in which we live. The words can all be said on your own or, if you would like to join with other members of your household, you could use the bold and light words responsively.

Compline

We often use a service of Compline on the evenings of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week. You can download the service sheet to use at home.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. If there is an address, or business to be done, it should come first. If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed. (from the Church of England website)

If you need any further resources, please get in touch with Julian or Sally.