The Parish Church of St Laurence, Alvechurch

You will find listed here resources of different kinds: not everything will suit everyone. Please feel able to choose/try  whatever you may find helpful:

 

Book of Common Prayer services may be found at the following - https://www.pbs.org.uk/admin/viewemail.php?key=d3259ff2a5f7cae31b82a510097aeba2

 

Here is the link for the daily meditation app for Centering Prayer – this is a helpful way to begin to have a daily meditation to fit the pattern of your day - https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-mobile-app 

 

Lectio365 – this free app is a daily devotional resource that helps you encounter God and shape your life by praying the Bible every day. The readings and the prayers may be read and/or listened to.

 

Daily Prayer - this free app helps you follow  any of Morning, Evening and Night Prayer (Anglican Common Worship). It presents the three services in full with NRSV Bible readings for every day of the year.

 

Time to Pray - this free app  presents everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. You can use Prayer During the Day on its own, or alongside Night Prayer (also included) in a pattern of prayer at the beginning and end of each day.

 

If you are looking for a free reflection/meditation any day of the week, try the Franciscan Richard Rohr from the Center for Action and Contemplation: www.cac.org/category/daily-meditations/      

Resources for prayer, Bible reading, reflection and worship

If you are looking for a useful resource for reshaping your daily pattern of living in a way that fits with how your life is (traditionally called ”a Rule of Life”), try the Rule of life booklet from St Aldates Church in Oxford: this handbook is available to read on line or print off at - www.staldates.org.uk/about/vision

 

BBC National and Local Radio, as well as TV – in addition to Radio 4’s Daily Service at 9:45 AM on weekday mornings (on longwave) and Sunday Worship at 8:10 AM, look out for additional services and religious programming during the current emergency, especially over Easter.

 

Worship at home ideas for children and families: ideas and resources to help you share your faith with your family at home – see the Worcester Diocese website at -

www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/children-family-worship-at-home

 

Online church services across the Diocese –

see:  www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/news/2020/03/21/online-church-services-across-diocese/

 

Soultime is an app with a whole toolkit of content both in the Meditate and Rest sections to help you get through the next few weeks and months – it has meditations on anxiety, help for sleeping, and scriptures to help through hard times. The cost of this app, with its music, meditations, stories, and the text of the whole Bible, has been reduced by 90% for 90 days, if you order it through our Rector to receive our church’s discount.

 

Revd Richard Bubbers

(email - [email protected])

Rector of St Laurence, Alvechurch

Workplace Chaplain, Faith at Work in Worcestershire

0796 850 7078