Resources

On this page you will find a range of resources to help you pray during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as some resources for prayer, Bible readingworship, and teaching while we can't meet together as a church family. We are also beginning to pull together some recommended external resources


You also might want to have a look at this document about looking after your mental health during this time - it's been produced by the Church of England. Or listen to this excellent short podcast on the place of sabbath in the time of coronavirus.

Resources

Prayer

We are now running online prayer meetings each week - click here for more information. 

We have recorded a short service of Compline (Night Prayer). You can listen to the service in the player below and follow using this liturgy

 
Click here for a document containing prayers for use during the coronavirus outbreak.

If you've got children at home, have a look at this resource on how to create a prayer space at home. Colouring in can be prayerful too - have a look at these resources. And if maintaining a routine feels hard work, you'll find some suggestions here.

The Church of England have created lots of resources to help you pray, including this Worship at Home document. There is a page on their website which contains lots of different prayers, and you can also download the Daily Prayer app for Apple and Android devices, as well as accessing these prayers online.   

Scripture

YouVersion have develop lots of ways to read God's Word - whether that's with a daily plan, through images, or just by having it available on your phone. Click here to find out more. They've also created a great Bible app for kids which works on most tablets - click here for information. 

If you want some ways of getting children into God's Word, have a look at these resources from GodVenture. 

Worship

Using music recorded by musicians from within the St Andrew's family, we have produced a short reflective podcast entitled 'Worship in a coronavirus world.' You can listen via the player below, and there is an accompanying document here.

 

One of the things we can do during this season is to worship God and give glory to him. We've put together some playlists of songs you'll know from church for you to listen to and sing along with (you'll need a Spotify account but can create one for free). We'll continue to update these lists over the coming weeks. 

This list is great for all the family, and features some of the songs we sing in church and at Holiday Club
This list features songs we sing at our 9.30am and 6pm services
This list features hymns we sing at our 11.15am service

Worship for Everyone is an organisation founded by Nick and Becky Drake, who have written loads of the songs we sing in our all age services. They are running some live family worship times at 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and they're great fun - check them out by clicking here (they are on Facebook but you shouldn't need an account to watch). 

Teaching

We're putting together some of our past sermon series for you to listen to again - you can listen below through SoundCloud.

 

External Resources

The following resources have been recommended to us, and rather than hold on to them in this time of coronavirus, we thought we should let you know about them. Please feel free to send one of the clergy team more ideas if you come across good material that has worked for you.

Prayer

Our friends at Discovering Prayer have a guided prayer time each day, courses to sign up to, and some great little audio clips to help you relieve stress and sleep peacefully – as well as a huge bank of audio prayer resources.

Unite 714 is a global prayer initiative based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. Christians all over the world are praying daily at 7.14am and 7.14pm in response to God’s call for the healing of the nations at this time of CV19. Find out more here.

Worship and teaching

Spring Harvest at Home is a completely free online conference programme with content suitable for everyone in the family. Lined up for the week after Easter (Mon 13th – Fri 17th April), the material is built around the 2020 theme of “Unleashed – The Acts Church Today.” 

The Bible Project – some great stuff on this site to help you and your household navigate around the bible, and to dive into some biblical themes.

Science

“Science and Faith in Pandemic Times” by Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - watch here.

“Where is God in a Coronavirus world?”  Interview with John Lennox as a prelude to his new book - watch here.
 

Living Well

Marriage Course online: free starting consecutive Mondays for the next few weeks. You need to sign on in advance here