Resources to help you spend time with God
Here’s a range of resources to help you spend time with God. If there’s something else you find helpful, let us know and we’ll add it for others. The diocese has produced a list of some suggested resources here: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/images/document_library/UDR03163.pdf
Daily Readings and Prayers
Daily Hope – free worship phoneline
for those who are not online – PASS THIS ON!!!
Phone in and choose from the following options:
* a message from the Archbishop of Canterbury
1 “Hymns We Love” short talks about well-loved hymns
2 Hymn line – prerecorded popular hymns on a loop
3 Prayer Line – relevant prayers for the Coronavirus pandemic
4 (more options…)
5 Listen to the Church of England’s weekly service
6 Traditional morning and Evening prayer
7 Listen to Government advice on Coronavirus
#Easter Pilgrim: The Lord’s Prayer
Sign up for daily emails (or download an app) free or follow these readings on our Whatsapp Group. Or open the Church of England skill, then ask your smart speaker ‘Ask the Church of England for…today’s Easter Pilgrim reflection.’ These reading have an application idea for families.
Church of England Daily Prayer
If you like to pray using a Church of England Service, you can find Morning prayer, Prayer During the Day, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer for each day by visiting the daily prayer page on the Church of England websitehttps://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer or download the Time to Pray app on your phone or tablet.
Pray as you Go
If you prefer to listen rather than read, this website provides daily devotional readings and prayers to listen to. There is also an app you can download.
They have also launched a new series of weekly devotions called ‘Pray as you stay’.
Spring Harvest @ Home
Spring Harvest Home resources are still available for the next few weeks, with content suitable for everyone in the family. Lined up for the week after Easter, we have some amazing material all built around the 2020 theme of “Unleashed – The Acts Church Today“.
If you haven’t got a modern translation of the Bible, you can find a number of different versions online at biblegateway.com
The LUMO Project has produced dramatised videos of the entire gospels, with the acting illustrating the actual Bible text as it is read. You can watch the videos on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjiDMt6Lm1jYQvSp4BROWVw/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=5
For Children and Families
Messy Church@Home Ideas
Diddy Disciples provide acts of Daily Prayer for Morning, during the day and Evening for all ages to join in. Other resources too: https://www.diddydisciples.org/thechurchathome
Engage Worship are producing daily prayer activities for families. https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities
For children’s music, search for ‘Big Ministries’ or ‘Duggie Dug Dug’ (Doug Horley) or Kids Praise on youtube.com.
If you have small children and a tablet, install the Bible App for Kids (bibleappforkids.com)
Search google for free bible story worksheets for kids.
Radio and TV
9.45am Weekdays BBC Radio 4 (Long Wave ONLY)
DAILY WORSHIP SERVICE
or listen online at bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs or via the BBC Sounds app.
8.10am Sundays BBC Radio 4 (FM, MW, LW, DAB, Freeview channel 704)
listen again online at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds or via the BBC Sounds app.
11.00am Sundays BBC One
watch again on BBC iPlayer, or online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p
1.15pm Sundays BBC One
SONGS OF PRAISE
watch again on BBC iPlayer, or online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ttc5
TBN UK (The Bible Network) TV channel is on Freeview channel 065 and has a wide range of different Christian programmes.
Premier Christian Radio is a UK radio station on Freeview channel 725, on DAB radio or online at www.premierchristianradio.com
United Christian Broadcasters have 2 radio stations on DAB radio and online at ucb.co.uk.
UCB 1 – Playing today’s Christian hits and making sense of the world around us, and
UCB 2 – Praise and worship and so much more to bring you closer to God.
Or ask your smart speaker to ‘play UCB1’ or ‘Play UCB2’
Sing something to God along with others worldwide at 8am every morning: www.singinthestorm.com/
Search youtube.com for your favourite songs or hymns and sing along.