Covid restrictions now allow worship in church see below however the alternative means of worship remain available for anyone unable or reluctant to attend convential services.
Resources for Lockdown: Services, Prayers & Reflections
Here are some links to services, prayers and reflections you may find helpful during the lockdown.
A short service of prayers and readings
As part of my hospice ministry, I record a short service every week and upload it to YouTube here https://bit.ly/NHHss2020, usually on a Wednesday afternoon and also put the audio on a local rate phone line, 01270 323610.
St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch
Have a variety of online meditations and services, see their FaceBook page for details www.facebook.com/StAlkmundsWhitchurch or Revd Judy Hunt’s YouTUbe channel www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLafrOGz5y6pw_5JKHbC-OPFtXQ1n4qA1w
St Mary’s, Market Drayton
Bible Reading and Reflection most weekdays. This can be found on St Mary’s Facebook Page and via website www.stmarysmarketdrayton.org.uk
Christ Church, Little Drayton
Rev. Jane and Rev. Lucinda are hosting BCP Evening Prayer via Zoom on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5.30pm. If you would like to join in, there is a NEW LINK, ID AND PASSWORD for the same time each Sunday which is:
Meeting ID: 816 9289 5877 Passcode: 658832
Bible Reading and Reflection on weekday mornings on Facebook and via website www.wrockwardinedeanery.org.uk
The Church of England Daily Prayer
Both contemporary and from the Book of Common Prayer are available. You can download the free version of Daily Prayer, which gives the full service for Common Worship Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline – for both Apple and Android, as well as Time to Pray, which is also free www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
The Church of England free phone prayer line
This has prayer, bible reading and hymns, call 0800 804 8044
Links to online resources for prayer and worship can be found here www.lichfield.anglican.org/join-worship-online
Reflection and meditative prayer
Pray As You Go, from the Jesuits has a daily Bible Reading with music and reflection. There are also special reflections for this time of “lock-down” – “Pray as you Stay”, as well as Mental health awareness exercises, Retreat Series, and aids to prayer www.pray-as-you-go.org/home The App is free to download
BBC Radio 4 (long wave)
Has a short daily service every morning, 9.45 – 10.00
UCB Christian Radio
As well as has music, UCB has Bible studies, discussions etc. www.ucb.co.uk The Word for Today is also available online at UCB’s website in the Read section.
Services During Lockdown
In order to protect the public our churches have suspended communal Sunday worship some are however open at set times for private silent prayer.
Ash is open for private prayer contact Sandra Stone on 01948 663220
Adderley is open for private prayer 9.45 – 10.15 am 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays of month
Ightfield 9.30am – 10am Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Moreton Say is open for private prayer from 11am – 12 noon on Sundays
Benefice Services 10.30am 4th Sunday of the Month Benefice Family Communion services are currently suspended due to Covid social distancing requirements.
We hope that gives you an idea of what our services are like – the best way to find out more is to come along but you’re also very welcome to contact the Rector, Readers or Churchwardens if you have specific questions