Everyday Faith at Home


Since the start of lockdown we have had to find new ways to live out our Everyday Faith at Home. We've gathered some resources and tools you might want to access to aid in your personal discipleship from home: 

Sunday at 10

Every week since the first lockdown in March we’ve put out a short devotional video with the a reading, prayers and a short spoken reflection on the Scripture passage, often along with an artistic interpretation of it. This month will see the last of these being broadcast on 29 November. The videos have been well received, and will remain on our YouTube channel, but recently the number of views have declined, possibly  because so many churches are producing their own online offerings and there is less demand for a centralised offering. We’ve loved producing them.

#EveryDayFaith conversations - Encouraging deeper reflection, noticing, and thinking, throughout the Church of England in Leicester. New episode every Thursday at 7:30 pm. Listen and subscribe. You can also find the podcast on your favouite podcast platform. 

Leicester Cathedral Livestreaming 

Leicester Cathedral is  livestreaming weekly services complete with wonderful music from the choir, on its Youtube account. You can watch live or see the recording afterwards by clicking here and you can read or download service sheets here.

Livestreaming from Trichy, our Link Diocese in India

Churches in our link diocese are livestreaming from the church buildings where there is still some access. They have some wonderful hymns! You can tune in here.

National CofE online service and order of service

You can also watch the national Church of England service at 9am on Sundays on the Church of England Youtube channel and their Facebook page. Alternatively, you can watch the service streamed on the Church of England website, where the service sheet for the 30 minute service as well as more information, can also be downloaded by clicking here.

Printable prayers and worship material for home.

The Church of England (CofE) has published prayers and other material for worship at home here. Daily prayers for each day can be found here to read or download (as can a link to download the free CofE Daily Prayer App for mobile devices). Kat Gibson, intercultural pioneer minister, has made these really helpful prayer cards for simple and creative ways to pray at home. Thy Kingdom Come has also produced some great Prayer Walk resources that you might like to try out at home.

BBC Radio worship broadcasts

You can tune in as the BBC broadcasts a Sunday Worship service on BBC Radio 4 each Sunday at 8.10am - See more details here. They also broadcast a Daily Worship service every weekday on BBC Radio 4 (LongWave only) at 9.45am, which you can listen to online here.

BBC One TV - Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise is still being broadcast on BBC One TV each Sunday at 1.15pm or you can watch it anytime online here.

Videos

Our own videos, including weekly messages from the Bishop of Leicester, will be updated regularly and are available on our Diocese of Leicester Facebook page or the Diocese of Leicester YouTube channel here. There are also some helpful videos on the Church of England YouTube channel, like these 'our faith' ones.

A Church Near You

Google your local church website or search for their 'A Church Near You' web page to see if they are providing any printable worship and prayer materials or even livestreaming or recording services from home for you to watch online.

Stories

You can read stories about how our churches and communities are rallying together in Everyday Action and Everyday Worship by clicking here.

Resources for children and young people

You can see various resources to support home learning and worship, on the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education website and some videos for family worship here. We also now have some great interactive resources for you to download and print:

Pioneer Resources

 A selection of useful resources collected from a Pioneer Retreat.

Prayer Resources 
  • Prayer in lockdown. To download Bishop Martyn's prayer of recommitment during lockdown: click here.
  • Exploring Prayer. A series of videos on prayer from the Archbishop of Canterbury including one on Learning to Lament.
  • Light a candle. A virtual resource to light an online candle with prayers for a lost loved one.
  • Creating Space videos. Check out the Creating Space series on our YouTube Channel here. A series of short videos which prompt a time of dwelling a couple of line of scripture and breathing in and out, meditating on the meaning of the words and God's promise to you. 

Advice and guidance for our churches. Frequently updated information from the diocese and national Church can be found here.

 




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