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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity : 18th – 25th January

Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are now available to download from the link below. Abiding in Christ has been prepared by the monastic community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.

The community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning.

For 2021, the sisters are inviting churches across the world to enter into their tradition of prayer and silence that is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Church catholic.

https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/

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

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.

https://www.churchofengland.org/

https://www.oxford.anglican.org/