Prayer & Worship During Coronavirus


While public acts of worship are suspended, personal prayer and worship should - indeed must - continue. To that end, the resources below  may be helpful to you (thanks to Guildford Diocese for sharing their ideas with us). 

Don't do digital? Don't worry, there's still plenty you can do - check out this handy guide from our friends in Guildford Diocese 

Churches that are live streaming worship or prayer

We're compiling a list of all churches that are live streaming Sunday worship and other prayer and worship events. So far, we have: 

  • The Parish of St Laurence-in-Thanet - join daily worship on their Facebook page

  • St George's Deal - streaming Sunday services via Twitch, later available on their Youtube channel

  • Kingsdown & Creekside - streaming Sunday services on their Facebook page and Youtube channel

  • Stour Downs - Morning Prayer on Monday at 9am & Wednesday - Saturday at 9:15am and Evening Prayer at 6pm every day on their Facebook page. Conference call worship 9:30am on Sundays - find out more here

  • St. John’s Parish Church, Jersey - live streaming Sunday service, 9.30am, on their Facebook page

  • St Luke's, Jersey - worship online via their Facebook page

  • St Peter's Boughton Monchelsea - live streaming Sunday service, 5pm, on their Facebook profile

  • All Saints Canterbury - live streaming Sunday service, 9:30am on their Facebook page, pre-recorded Youtube worship at 11am on Sundays, with dedicated children's service

  • Canterbury Cathedral - join in worship and prayer daily via their Youtube channel

  • St Mary Bredin, Canterbury - live streaming Sunday service from 10.30am, available on their Youtube channel

  • Holy Trinity Sittngbourne - daily updates and worship on their Youtube Channel

  • Biddenden & Smarden - Sunday worship, including all-age, on the Rector's Youtube Channel

  • Wye Benefice - Virtual Church Facebook group

  • St Mildred's Tenterden - daily prayer and worship on their website

  • Elham Valley Churches - mediations and reflections on their website

  • Minster Abbey - live worship via their Facebook page

  • Benefice of St Dunstan, St Mildred and St Peter, Canterbury - 9am Daily Prayer and 10am Sunday service via their Facebook page

  • Len Valley Benefice - worship materials and thought for the day available via their Facebook page

  • St Luke's, Ramsgate - Eater reflections and worship available via their Youtube channel.

  • North Downs Benefice - Sunday services available on their Youtube channel

  • The Six Benefice - weekly worship and reflections during the week on their Youtube channel

  • St Peter & St Paul, River - Sunday worship, 10am on their Twitch.TV channel and later on their Facebook page, which also features regular updates, including a daily Psalm and a weekly 'favourite hymn' reflection. 

  • Littlebourne Benefice and Wingham - YouTube Daily Worship, prayers and music on its website

  • Holy Trinity Broadstairs - weekly worship on their Youtube channel plus online worship ressources on their website

  • St Leonard's Upper Deal, St Nicholas Sholden, St Martin's Great Mongeham & St Richards Mill Hill - live streaming services on Good Friday, Sundays and other days via Zoom (email stleonardsoffice@btinternet for joining details).

  • Headcorn and the Suttons - streaming Sunday worship and thought for the day via their Facebook page and website, which also features other prayer and worship material such as a daily "art for Easter" reflection. 

  • Tunstall & Bredgar - Morning Prayer every weekday online and an online service every Sunday morning, all using a video conferencing platform. On Good Friday at 7pm there will be an hour of music and reflection. All details on their Facebook page

  • St Michael's Sittingbourne - livestreamed Daily Morning Prayer (10:30am) on their Facebook Page.

If there's a church that we're missing, please get in touch to let us know.

Help & advice for streaming your services...

Sung worship

For those people will miss sung worship you can create worship playlists. The aim here is to equip people with songs to listen to and sing along to, that help them in their worship and could play a useful part in their rhythm of worship.

Prayer

Please do join us as we visit Canterbury Catherdral online for daily prayer: 

Morning Prayer by 10.00 each day

Evening Prayer by 17.30 each day

Sunday Eucharist 12.00 noon

Sunday Compline by 20.00

A Week of Accompanied Prayer will begin on Sunday 26 April and run until Saturday 2 May 2020 - please click here for more information

Resources & Apps for Prayer

Small groups & church meetings

Google Hangouts, Zoom and group chats on Facebook can mean that small groups can still meet, talk together and see each other using their smartphone or computer. Community is so important, especially where larger gatherings are not possible, so do encourage your groups to make use of technology to continue connecting with their community. This can be especially useful if one or more of the group has self-isolated, or if your group would be happier connecting digitally. Discussions, prayer, encouragement and fun can still happen during this time and are all the more important. Some useful tools: