Church is still on!

Mar 19, 2020 by

MUSIC

Virtual Evensong featuring Ely Cathedral choristers raises £770,000 for charity

A celebration for Ascension Day. Over 500 singers sent in recordings from home to join the BBC Philharmonic in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah

The UK Blessing: a collaboration from 65 churches and movements

 

DAILY PRAYER

Archbishop of Canterbury launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

The return of the Church Society podcast!

New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral

Evening Prayer from Edenham Regional House

Prayers for a time of sickness by Lee Gatiss, Church Society

Resources for use by people and parishes during this time, Church Union

The Office of Readings for those who like to pray in company, Gavin Ashenden

Online streaming of BCP services from The Prayer Book Society (amended in light of most recent Government advice)

St Ebbe’s Oxford Daily Morning Prayer with song and message from Scripture, streamed live at 8.45 am every morning, and available to view on YouTube

Morning Prayer for each day: resources from the Church of England

 

TECHNOLOGY ADVICE

Effective communication in online preachingby Ian Paul, Psephizo

Speak – ten tips on how to present to camera, from Glen Scrivener and the team at speak life.org.uk

How to use Zoom for a church meeting, Bible study, prayer session or small group, from the Church of England

Coronavirus: How a church sings when the choir can’t meet from All Souls Langham Place, BBC

Technology Advice and Experience for Churches Responding to COVID-19, by Ernie Didot, Gafcon

‘Can’t we just stick the service online?’ – a guide to copyright and other issues to consider when live streaming a service

The FAQs: Answering Tech Questions Pastors Are AskingA how-to manual for everything tech-related to help pastors care for their scattered congregants during COVID-19. By Phil Thompson, The Gospel Coalition.

 

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS

Learning from Lockdown: rethinking eucharistic worship, by Michael Graham, CEN

Why we miss congregational singing, by Joe Deegan, The Gospel Coalition

The boom in online church attendance is good. But it’s not enoughby Dan Taylor, Premier

Holy Communion – on line by David Holloway, Jesmond Parish Church Newsletter

Is congregational singing dangerous? by Ken Boer, The Gospel Coalition

The Church in Action During Crisisfrom Gafcon: Despite congregations not being able to meet together due to the vast spread of the Coronavirus or Covid-19, many churches around the world are taking the opportunity to be creative with technology and other means to share the Gospel and engage with their congregation and community.

Can Holy Communion be celebrated remotely at home? Two more views (the ACNA Bishops say ‘no’; Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies says ‘yes’.)

The Eucharistic Feast: participation, representation and sacramental integrity in the time of social distancingby Charlie Bell, anglicanism.org (also says ‘no’).

Four reasons to make your own church live stream (if you have one) a priority, by Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem

Let our homes become our churchby Luke Doherty, The Conservative Woman

Churches are closed but they can’t lock down our hope this Easterby Bel Mooney, Mailonline

Easter and ecclesiology: Is church that doesn’t meet, still church service? By Brian G. Chilton, Christian Post

The Real Absence by Joseph Pearce, Crisis Magazine

Survey: Churches Pivoting, Anxious, and Getting on Mission, by Ed Stetzer, Andrew McDonald and Todd Wilson, Christianity Today. Key findings from a rapid snapshot survey of 1500 church leaders in the US on how they are coping with the challenge of doing church remotely.

What are the theological questions involved in our new normal? by Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem

Can Holy Communion be celebrated remotely at home? The Gospel Coalition presents different views from two evangelicals

What is the meaning of ‘online church’? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

How the world worshipped: one of the most unusual Sundays in church history, by Tim Challies

What South Korean Christians Want You to Know About Coronavirus, by Steve Chang, The Gospel Coalition

“…this is a great opportunity to reflect on what worship “in spirit and in truth” means…Now that all those big, fancy sanctuaries and productions are dark, we are forced to consider afresh what pleases a holy God.”

 

SUNDAY SERVICES LIVESTREAM

Christ is risen! A selection of Easter services and other resources.

Virtual Service from Ripon Cathedral to commemorate 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Resources from St John Newland

Comprehensive list of online services from the Church of England Newspaper

St Leonard’s Eynsham and St Peter’s Cassington with some ideas for engaging the children

Christ Church Fulwood livestream Sunday Service

Clergy moving online for first Sunday of the Coronavirus shutdown by George Conger, Anglican Ink

Anchor Anglican Church Fowey, Livestream on Instagram Sunday 10.30AM @anchorfowey

All Souls Langham Place online on Sunday at 0930, 1130 and 5.30

St George’s Leeds online on Sunday at 1030

St Helen’s Bishopsgate on Sunday at 1030, 2.30 (Mandarin) 4 p.m. and 6 p.m

St Mark’s Battersea Rise on Sunday from 0900

St John Newlands: we will be streaming a service each Sunday at 10.30 with preaching and intercessions (and a Farsi translation)

BBC launches virtual Sunday church service amid coronavirus – Radio Times

Clayton TV from Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle Fun Church for Adults and Kids at 0930;: Livestream Morning Service and Livestream Evening Service

The Anglican Church in North America has posted a list of online church services. An opportunity to visit churches you might never visit but are one with in Christ.

Please contact the editor using this link if you would like to suggest additions to this list.

 

 

 

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