Ways to worship from home
While our churches are closed we hope that this will be a time for creativity and innovation in how we can worship and learn together as a Christian community.
Quintetchurches Live Streaming Services
Log in to Revd James Sawyer's new YouTube Channel to find live streamed and recorded prayers and worship.
Browser links a selection of videos here:
More videos and recordings will follow.
Download a PDF worksheet click on the image.
Here are some videos we released earlier:
They didn't all work as we had hoped but do take a look and you'll see what we were trying to achieve, and listen to the intros.
Download a PDF copy of our Evening Worship Liturgy here
Download a copy of the Lent Communion Liturgy here
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
COME HOLY GHOST - MP3Rosie 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:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Daily Prayer Recordings
See our prayer resources for more information
Other Online Services you might like
REGULAR LIVE STREAMED SERVICES ~FROM St Albans Cathedral
If the YouTube links on this site don't work, please log-in to YouTube and search for St Albans Cathedral.