St. Anne's Church, Chingford

Private Worship during suspension of Services

During this time of suspension of public worship our private worship will be of greater importance. There are a number of resources which are available to assist us and this page will provide information on some of these I will update it as things evolve.
We also need to try to maintain our sense of community whilst we are unable to come together for worship.

On a local level we will not have a newssheet so I will post a service of Morning Prayer on the web site. I suggest then that we all have our own service at 10am each Sunday so that we can have communal worship in private.

There are a number of resources provided by the Church of England which may be of help:
Prayers about the outbreak
Prayers with children
Personal prayers
Worship at home

Digital resources
There are a range of Christian resources available:

The Church of England daily Prayer Services
Daily Prayer can also be downloaded as an apple or android app
The Bible Reading Fellowship Notes can also be downloaded as the New Daylight app
Both these apps are sunscription services

#LiveLent: Care for God's Creation - the Church of England's Lent campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This daily audio content is available via the app and daily emails.
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The BBC's Daily Service and Sunday Worship - radio programmes will be using some of the themes from #LiveLent as part of their broadcasts.

Prayer for the day - each day the Church of England publishes audio and text of the Prayer for the Day.

Sermon Podcasts - the Chelmsford Diocesan web site provides sermons on the readings for each Sunday in audio and text forms. Sermon podcast web page

Spiritual Comminion - The diocese have also introduced the concept of spiritual communion. The text for this is available here.

Smart speakers daily prayer and #LiveLent audio content can be accessed via our smart speaker apps.

Live streaming services - users can watch live streams of services from a range of churches.
All Hallows by the Tower
Buckingham Parish Church
St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island
St Mary's Kenton

I hope this resource will prove of use. It will be updated as more resources become available.
Mick Scotchmer
Associate Priest