Services

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81692895877?pwd=ejFkQktRd3VCWC9RNm54WmR2bXUvZz09

Meeting ID: 816 9289 5877              Passcode: 658832

Wrockwardine Deanery

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

Lichfield Diocese

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