Liturgy

by Helen Clemow last modified 04 Sep, 2018 10:04 AM

Texts, prayers, Bible readings and resources for worship.

Updated Listing = Latest additions/updates

Updated ListingImportant Listing 4 August to 11 November
Remembrance 100
100 Days of Peace and Hope. Prayers, Bible readings, reflections and peace-making activities are available as free downloads, here.

 
Lectionaries

Click here for the CofE's Lectionary page, here to check which year (A, B or C) is currently being used, and here for a PDF of the Chalke Valley's schedule of readings.

Liturgical resources for the
Season of Creation

Click here for our page, and here for a PDF.

2015 regulations regarding who can administer Holy Communion

New regulations came into force on 1 October 2015, to allow the authorising of children who have been confirmed to administer Holy Communion. Any such scheme would have to be authorised by the Bishop. In parishes, the PCC need to agree. In schools, the Headteacher needs to agree.
Click here for the 2015 regulations, Bishop’s Guidelines for lay administration of holy communion and a model pro-forma authority for lay administration of holy communion.

Resources for Parishes

Do contact the Ramsbury Office, the Sherborne Office or South Canonry in the first instance.

Resources for Schools

An interactive web resource encourages pupils to “play with liturgy” as part of collective worship and RE, exploring a range of issues. The www.worshipworkshop.org.uk website is suitable for pupils of all faiths and none.

Smartphones and tablets

The official 'Download Church of England Apps' page is here.
Apps include:

 

Make a Mother's Day

The Mothers’ Union has a dedicated website with resources for family services, children’s activities and fundraising ideas as well as prayers and bible readings.
www.makeamothersday.org 

Buying a Mothering Sunday gift in memory of a mother or grandmother raises much needed cash for areas around the world where the Mothers’ Union is active.
www.makeamothersday.org/mothering-sunday-resources 

  • £4 can Shine a Light and buy clean water, food and shelter via the Mothers’ Union Relief Fund. In 2012, South Sudan had floods which led to massive loss of homes and crops. Mothers’ Union members on the ground are able to identify those worse affected
  •  £15 can help someone learn to write their name with the Mothers’ Union Worldwide literacy programme
  •  £19 can go towards training parenting facilitators in the UK and worldwide and help bring families together
  •  £100  can help to train people in prenatal and post natal care and lower the maternal mortality rate in countries such as Zambia

 

Missing People Sunday

...began in St Denys the Minster, Warminster, in May 2008. Download Missing People Sunday resources from the grey 'Resources' box on the left.
Click here for news of a landmark law for families of missing people.

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