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Ways to worship from home

Although we are welcoming everyone into church for collective worship 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:

Ordinary Time Season

Lent Season

Easter to Trinity Season

Advent Season

Christmas to Candlemas Season

Download a PDF of our Family Service Liturgy HERE

Words for our Worship

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

Download a PDF of our seasonal Holy Communion booklet here

cover shot of booklet

If our video link does not work, try the weekly national broadcasts 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.


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

Resources to support other occasional services

Download a PDF copy of our Evening Worship Liturgy here

Evening Worship PDF

7pm service link

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

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


good friday

Our one hour Devotions Service recorded live from the Vicarage.


welcome screen

9.30 am Holy Communion - Recording of Live Stream YouTube

welcome screen

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.

instruction sheet


Easter Day Service Cover

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 times, don't feel cut off from God, 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, 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.


The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 



SG9 0NT 

01763 289258