Prayer & Worship During Coronavirus


While public acts of worship are suspended, personal prayer and worship should - indeed must - continue. To that end, the resources below  may be helpful to you (thanks to Guildford Diocese for sharing their ideas with us). 

Don't do digital? Don't worry, there's still plenty you can do - check out this handy guide from our friends in Guildford Diocese 

Churches that are live streaming worship or prayer

We're compiling a list of all churches that are live streaming Sunday worship and other prayer and worship events. So far, we have: 

  • St George's Deal - streaming Sunday services via Twitch, later available on their Youtube channel
  • Kingsdown & Creekside - streaming Sunday services on their Facebook page and Youtube channel
  • Stour Downs - Morning Prayer on Monday at 9am & Wednesday - Saturday at 9:15am and Evening Prayer at 6pm every day on their Facebook page. Conference call worship 9:30am on Sundays - find out more here
  • St. John’s Parish Church, Jersey - live streaming Sunday service, 9.30am, on their Facebook page
  • St Peter's Boughton Monchelsea - live streaming Sunday service, 5pm, on their Facebook profile
  • All Saints Canterbury - live streaming Sunday service, 9:30am on their Facebook page, pre-recorded Youtube worship at 11am on Sundays, with dedicated children's service
  • Canterbury Cathedral - live streaming of Eucharist (12pm) and Evensong (5:30pm) Monday to Friday and Morning Prayer (9:30am), Eucharist (12pm) and Evensong (3:15pm) Saturday and Sunday via their Youtube channel
  • St Mary Bredin, Canterbury - live streaming Sunday service from 10.30am, available on their Youtube channel

If there's a church that we're missing, please get in touch to let us know.

Help & advice for streaming your services...

Sung worship

For those people will miss sung worship you can create worship playlists. The aim here is to equip people with songs to listen to and sing along to, that help them in their worship and could play a useful part in their rhythm of worship.

Prayer

It's our usual practice at Diocesan House for staff to meet at 9:30am every day to pray, even if there's only one or two of us. From 23 March, we'll be posting our prayers online as a video every day at 9:30am so that our parishes and schools can see that they're being prayed for. You'll be able to view them on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as on our Youtube channel. If you would like us to include you or a situation or person close to your heart in these prayers, please email us (please remember to get permission from others before naming them in your request). 

Resources & Apps for Prayer

Small groups & church meetings

Google Hangouts, Zoom and group chats on Facebook can mean that small groups can still meet, talk together and see each other using their smartphone or computer. Community is so important, especially where larger gatherings are not possible, so do encourage your groups to make use of technology to continue connecting with their community. This can be especially useful if one or more of the group has self-isolated, or if your group would be happier connecting digitally. Discussions, prayer, encouragement and fun can still happen during this time and are all the more important. Some useful tools: