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Ways to worship from home

Although we are welcoming everyone into church for collective worship, for Christmas and every Sunday, we know many people will want or need to worship from home.

We endeavour to broadcast our first morning service or make recordings available via YouTube on Revd James Sawyer's YouTube Channel, so that everyone can feel connected, even if they are unable to attend in person for whatever reason. Follow the link and we hope to  see you there.

Booklets with liturgy/words to the services here:

Advent Season

Christmas to Candlemas Season

Easter to Trinity Season

Ordinary Time Season

Download a PDF of our seasonal Holy Communion booklet here

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If our link does not work, try the weekly national broadcast for the Church of England:

Quintetchurches upcoming Live Streaming and Interactive Services

For our Zoom services, including Wednesday Compline (Night Prayer) you will need to be registered for our weekly email which contains the secure link. Please register to receive our emails here

When we broadcasting from Church we are using the mobile network, so instead of Zoom we will be be broadcasting direct from Revd James Sawyer's YouTube channel.  The signal is not always as strong as we'd like so please bear with us if you experience some buffering.

If our mobile connection breaks down, here's a link to an alternative service from St Albans Cathedral.

Services you may have missed:

11 April Screen


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Epiphany Screen

First Sunday of Christmas

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Click here

Christmas Day Screen

Christmas order of service

We had a small technical issue that prevented me from filming the service but I recorded a second version from home which can be viewed on my YouTube channel or follow this link: CLICK HERE

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Last Sunday: A recording of the live service is available as an Audio File HERE

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Log in to Revd James Sawyer's  YouTube Channel to find live streamed and recorded prayers and worship.  CLICK HERE

Download a PDF of our Family Service Liturgy HERE

Subscribe to Revd James Sawyer's Channel HERE
(you'll need to be a registered Google or YouTube user) - Users can interact with comments.

Alternatively, some weeks we have these  services you may like instead:

Register for our weekly email and join us for services and activities on Zoom


Church members who have registered to our regular email will receive a link to Zoom 'Meetings' where we can see one another online and gather for interactive worship. We are using the upgraded security version of Zoom and meetings are also password protected.

We've set up links to various apps and service providers on our Digital Connections page. There are also training videos to help you with unfamiliar technology.

Words for our Worship

RESOURCES FOR The season after Trinity (Ordinary Time) :

Find the readings for each Sunday on our Bulletin and Newsletter page

Download a PDF of our Family Service Liturgy HERE

Even though for a while our church buildings were closed, we have been encouraged that recent months have been a time for creativity and innovation in how we can worship and learn together as a Christian community - in person or online.

In these times of Pandemic regulation, when we go to church, we're having to make lots of adjustments. This video will help you prepare for some of them. But whatever this situation throws at us we will continue to worship our loving God, however, wherever and whenever we can.

Resources to support other occasional services

Download a PDF copy of our Evening Worship Liturgy here

Evening Worship PDF

Browser links (click on image) to a selection of previous recorded broadcasts here:

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Sunday 25th October - 9.30am Family Service, recorded especially for everyone worshipping from home.

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Sunday 18th October - 9.30am Holy Communion, live, from St Nicholas' Church, Great Hormead.

Link to our worship on YouTube here

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Sunday 11th October - we celebrate Harvest Festival. Join us for our recorded Family Service from 9.30am on You Tube, HERE.

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Sunday 4th October, Unfortunately the link went down so this is a re-recorded part of the service . You can catch a remnant of what we did manage to stream on the YouTube Channel but it is very broken.

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Family Service , Sunday 30th August

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Family Service, Sundat 23 August

Aug 23 Screen

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PDF of the matins liturgy HERE

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19 July Screen

Watch our Sunday 19th Worship, premiering at 9.30am on Sunday Morninng.

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Join us for the YouTube service live at 9.30am here.

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Join us for a recording of the service streamed on 28th at 9.30am on YouTube

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Catch up with the recorded service   here on YouTube

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Click through to YouTube here

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Find the  link for this on my YouTube Channel.


Church alive video

Thanks to those who sent me a short video clip or photos. I've tred to incorporate your contribution into the film, which I have uploaded to YouTube. Revd James Sawyer

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Join us to celebrate Pentecost on YouTube here

The nine-day period between Ascension and Pentecost is a special time of prayer and reflection. Across the world many Christians from all denominations have followed a growing prayer initiative called Thy Kingdom Come. I encourage everyone to take a look at the resources that they provided. This year there has been a series of excellent podcasts by Tom Wright

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Watch the service on YouTube here

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Link to our special Ascenstion Day service video on YouTube. Live from 7.30pm on 21st May.

Watch a special recordig for Rogation Sunday here

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Click on the image to go direct to the video

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11am service

 Videos and recordings of other recent services we have already issued:

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Sunrise Service Highlights

Easter Day 8am recording link

The 8am service is an MP3 audio file of the BCP Lord's Supper for Easter Day.

Easter day 9.30am

This Easter Day Holy Communion is available to view on YouTube.

11am service link

Am interactive service with contributions from across the benefice.
The recording of this service has not been uploaded.

Afternoon reflection link

Recorded and uploaded for Sunday afternoon.

7pm service link

This Service was not recorded: a short reflection and Compline (Night Prayer) at sundown.


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AUDIO: Hymns for Eadter Day

Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Thine be the Glory

Discover: How to improvise a palm cross and How to make an Easter Garden.


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Our one hour Devotions Service recorded live from the Vicarage.


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9.30 am Holy Communion - Recording of Live Stream YouTube

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11.00 Recording of the Family Service via ZOOM - interactive first

Palm Sunday Service booklet HERE

Making a Palm Cross for Palm Sunday

Download a PDF worksheet click on the image.

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Here are some videos we released earlier:

Live stream from our Evening Worship 29th March

6.00pm Sunday 29th March - This one worked!

Download a copy of the Lent Communion Liturgy here

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Preparing to join in with an Agape (love) meal or a Communion

Jesus asked his closest friends and followers to gather with him in an upstairs room in Jerusalem the evening before his arrest. At that meal he asked everyone assembled to remember him in the breaking of bread and drinking of wine.

As we think about the events of passiontide - Jesus final journey to Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday , Good Friday and Easter Day - we connect them with the festival of Passover and the special meal that sits at the heart of  Jewish identity. But what Jesus chose to communicate his message to his friends were equally every-day food and drink.  So although Christians have turned this remembering into a sophisticated ceremony, what Jesus was doing was using things that would enable those people to remember him daily. "Give us today our Daily Bread" Jesus teaches them to pray. On the road to Emmaus, the disciples who'd left Jerusalem after the horrors of Good Friday, sat down for an ordinary evening meal with a stranger, and recognised Jesus in the breaking of the bread.

The point of the communion service is that, together, the act of breaking bread and eating and drinking, we remember Jesus. And in remembering him in that moment, he is with us; within us.

So in these strange and desperate time we can all remember him daily, every time we eat and drink our rations. And when we meet 'virtually' in communion from our homes, I believe we can find something to eat and drink and remember Jesus in the moment. And by the grace of the Holy Spirit, he will be with us.

So before joining an online communion or Agape, find something to drink, preferably a glass of wine, port or sherry, and find some bread or a cracker, and join the community online.

Sing with us


Rosie and I decided to sing this for you at Morning Prayer on Mothering Sunday. We hope you like it.  PRESS TO PLAY

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
and lighten with celestial fire;
thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

2 Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love;
enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our mortal sight.

3 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but one;
that through the ages all along
this may be our endless song:

4 Praise to thine eternal merit,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Daily Prayer Recordings

See our prayer resources for more information

Other Online Services you might like


link to st albans cathedral

If the YouTube links on this site don't work, please log-in to YouTube and search for St Albans Cathedral.

This Thursday we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist (Holy Communion), the festival of Corpus Christi. I invite you to watch the service which will be streamed on the day from St Albans Cathedral:


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