Worshipping at home

The resources listed here will help you to worship at home if you aren't able to get to church. We do our best to keep this page up to date, but as church services start to resume, some may cease to be available.

Most links on this page are to external websites, and these all open in a new tab.


Rosemary and PhilipRosemary and Philip's blog

Rosemary and Philip Richter have been writing a weekly blog to enable members of their churches to share a weekly meditation. The final blog in post in this series was dated 17 July.

17 July 2020 | 800 years since lockdown

10 July 2020 | Money...money...money!

3 July 2020 | The whole picture

You can also read Rosemary's weekly messages.


Services and prayers for use at home

Worship during the coronavirus pandemic
The official Methodist Church listing includes: service sheets for use at home; links to live-streamed services; prayers for the bereaved, and for when you can't get to a funeral; and resources for personal prayer and Bible study. The service sheets are also available from Worship at home on our Google Drive.


The Vine At Home
The Worship Cloud publishes a free weekly Sunday service sheet that you can download from The Vine at home on our Google Drive.


Hymn for the Day
As part of its offering in the current situation, the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) is encouraging everyone to join in singing their Hymn for the Day. There is a new video each day with words and accompaniment (you have to do the singing!)


Prayer resources from the Church of England


Daily Hope logoDaily Hope – free 24-hour phone line

National phone line bringing worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed.

The line is available on 0800 804 8044. It has been set up particularly for those who are unable to join online church services because they aren't on the internet, or find it difficult to access.

Callers can choose from a range of options including hymns, prayers and reflections, as well as full worship services from the Church of England.


Dial-a-Prayer

The Methodist Church's free phone service of prayers and news, with content updated each Thursday evening:

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478


Live-streamed and video services

Sunday worship from Trinity Church Sutton
The Revd David Dickinson, our circuit superintendent, provides a short video service each Sunday morning. Trinity's church services resume on Sunday 2 August: these will be live-streamed and available subsequently.

Epsom Methodist Church
Online Sunday services are available on Epsom's YouTube channel.

Worship during the coronavirus pandemic
Links to some live-streamed Methodist services including Wesley's Chapel and Central Hall Westminster are included in the official Methodist Church listing.

Church online
Weekly online services from the Church of England, streamed each Sunday at 9.00 am. This page also lists a range of other resources.


Sunday broadcasts

BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship is at 8.10 am each week.

BBC One also has Songs of Praise usually at 1.15 pm.

Programmes are subsequently available on BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer via these links.

Premier Christian Radio has Worship at Home from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm each Sunday.


Some hymns written in response to the emergency

A prayer in time of crisis – Tony Law

This sudden Sabbath gives us pause – Andrew Pratt

The care of all we seek or see – Andrew Pratt

When life is shaken to its core - Andrew Brown


Page last updated: 4th August 2020 10:57 PM