It’s important that we continue to ‘gather’ for worship but equally important that we continue to explore, grow, and deepen in our walk with Jesus each day. Here you will find Bible studies, prayers, videos, music, creative activities, reminders to pray for people around the world, and other resources aimed to help us deepen and mature in our Christian faith. We hope too that we will have opportunity to think, talk and pray together about our Christian faith in relation to the changing landscape of our world.
Our ‘Connect Daily: Thought for the Day’ is emailed daily and posted on Facebook. They’re also available below in case you missed any. Contact one of the Pastoral Team if you would like to receive these daily emails or if you have prayer requests.
Join a Home Group online
Mondays: 7:00pm via Zoom. Contact Dwight if you’d like to join for a time of Bible study and prayer.
Thursdays: 7:30pm via Zoom. Contact Steve Birkinshaw if you’d like to join for a time of Bible study and prayer.
Connect Daily: Thought for the Day
- March 23rd-28th, 2020
- March 30th-April 4th, 2020
- April 5th-April 12th, 2020
- April 13th-April 18th, 2020
- April 20th-25th, 2020
- April 27th-May 2nd, 2020
- May 4th-May 9th, 2020
- May 11th-16th, 2020
- May 21st-31st, 2020 reflections from the Jesus Loves All, Daily Prayer Journal
- June 1st-6th, 2020
- June 8th-13th, 2020
- June 15th-20th, 2020
Bible Studies and devotionals
Nazarene Theological College: A range of FREE short videos, public lectures and other resources online. Click Here
The Bible Society: FREE Daily Devotions/Reflections. Click Here
Student Bible studies and more: The Student Christian Movement have created a safe, online space for Bible studies, prayer, reflection, and theology. Click Here
N.T.Wright Online Bible Courses: A range of courses, some of which are free at this time! Click here
We continue to journey through our Year of Prayer – how timely! Keep watch here for specific ways that we can be praying and don’t forget that we will still be praying with a focus at 20:20pm on the 20th of each month for 20 minutes.
More resources on our Church Weekend 2020 pages
A helpful app for daily prayer: The Ceaseless app shows you a Scripture and three people from your phone contacts to pray for each day.
The Church of England provides a short prayer each day in ‘Today’s Prayer’ – also includes an audio version! Click Here
Praying about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Loving, ever-living and compassionate God, You understand the pain of loss, the heartache of bereavement, May we hold in our hearts all those whose families or friends have died. You are a light that shines in the darkest times, Guide us and heal us in our sickness and sorrow. You comfort us in times of fear, May we comfort each other, even as we keep apart. You console and lead us in times of doubt and confusion, May we follow the light of your love and spread hope. You move our hearts to acts of generosity, May we be led to share what we have with those in need. God of life, We thank you for the signs of your light in the midst of our darkness, May we be signs of your compassion in the heart of your world. Amen. Prayer: Linda Jones/CAFOD
Call to Prayer and Fasting for Change
Right now, our prayers rise up in sorrow over the grievous disregard for Black lives in these most recent deaths reported on our news-screens and those that have come before (May/June 2020).
This pain and injustice is not what God desires. Because of our deep sorrow for the way things are, and our profound hope in God’s faithfulness to bring about a more just and loving world, the Board of General Superintendents calls the global Nazarene family to a Day of Prayer and Fasting on Sunday, June 7th, 2020.
You can read more about this at https://nazarene.org/article/call-prayer-and-fasting-change and also a personal confession regarding race written by one of the district superintendents in the USA.
All are welcome to join in prayer for the healing of the world according to God’s vision for reconciliation, justice, unity, and holy love.
Lent and Easter
Make your own Easter Garden Click Here or below to download Lou’s easy ‘How to…’ instructions
Make your own Palm Cross ready for our service on Palm Sunday, April 5th!
Palm Sunday Door Branches: What if everyone on Sunday April 5th in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday? This could be any green branch (or even made from paper). We may be physically isolated, but what a good way to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks. For ideas Click Here
Maundy Thursday Meal
As you eat your evening meal this Maundy Thursday you’re invited to use this resources to help you participate in remembering some of the events that Jesus and his disciples experienced at this point in our journey through Lent and Holy Week.
Lent Journey and Daily Readings from the Church of the Nazarene Click Here
See some of your wonderful Easter Gardens!
Lenten Inches of Art Gallery
Click on the image or the link below to view our online ‘Lenten Inches of Art’ gallery
The Hammond household on Palm Sunday!
Lent and Easter prayer cards
Helpful prayers as we journey through Lent and towards the hope and joy of Easter Sunday. A new card will be added each week to Easter.
Praying for our world
Below are some image from Thursday March 19th as people around the UK placed a candle in their windows, symbolic of Jesus’ light and presence in our world as we prayed. You can see the prayer and some of our lights in the slide show below.
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