The coronavirus lockdown has challenged many of our norms of 'being church' and 'corporate worship', and the options for the way each parish and congregation meets are greater than ever before: the challenges of ministry have resulted in clergy and congregations being much more at ease with technology and streaming than ever before.
While churches are pausing normal services, there are plenty of opportunities to continue to worship in unity with others. You can:
- Join worship online - streamed services from parishes and chaplaincies: the fullest list of services provided within the diocese can be found on AChurchNearYou.com
- Learn about at-home resources for children's, youth and families' ministry
- Exploit digital tools for online worship
There's a renewed interest in Spiritual Communion in these days when we can't congregate. There's a helpful pdf from the Church of England about this practice and including an order of service here.
Curated special online services
We have a collection of diocesan and other key services designed for or relayed online