Worship at Home

On this page you will find a variety of resources for worship at home. Simply go to the relevant heading and click on the blue link – this will bring up the text on a new page.

Most services or prayers are for use at any time of the year – eg Night Prayer; a prayer for those who have died – but a few are relevant to a particular season.

A prayer following the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We invite you to use this prayer to give thanks for the life of HRH Prince Philip, and to remember HM The Queen and members of the royal family as they mourn his loss. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Death-of-Prince-Philip-1.pdf

The nation’s prayers during the pandemic: 1st – 28th February

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited the nation to join together in these prayers at 6.00pm throughout the month of February. More than ever, this is a time when we need to love one another: prayer is an expression of love. Click on the appropriate link for the prayer for the week.

Week 1; 1st – 7th February. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Archbishops-Feb-1.jpg

Week 2; 8th – 14th February. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Archbishops-Feb-2.jpg

Week 3; 15th – 21st February. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Archbishops-Feb-3.jpg

Week 4; 22nd – 28th February. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Archbishops-Feb-4.jpg

Prayers when someone has died

The death of someone near to us is always a difficult time: you might find the use of some of these prayers helpful. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Prayers-for-those-who-have-died-and-those-who-mourn.pdf

Prayers for use during the Coronavirus pandemic

We are currently living in very strange times: many are suffering from the physical symptoms of the virus, many are anxious or afraid, many are lonely. We are concerned for ourselves and for others. The following link has some prayers that you might like to use. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Prayers-during-the-Coronavirus-pandemic.pdf

Prayers for use in the morning

If you would like to start your day with a prayer, click on this link. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Prayers-for-use-in-the-morning.pdf

Night Prayer (also called Compline)

This is a service of quietness and reflection at the end of the day. http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Compline.pdf

Spiritual Communion

When being present at a celebration of the Eucharist is absolutely impossible, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which you can associate yourself with the Eucharistic Action and open yourself to God’s grace and blessing.  http://www.bodicotechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Spiritual-Communion.pdf

On-line Resources

There is a huge range of material available on-line, from daily prayers and prayers for particular occasions, to live-streamed and pre-recorded worship.Use the links below to take you to the main Church of England website or the website for our local diocese, the Diocese of Oxford.