Worship at Home

Monday 23 March 2020

Worship at Home

On this page we hope to link you up with helpful online resources for worship and discipleship at home. Our Sunday services are now available weekly on YouTube with Sunday activities for our children.

St Andrew’s YouTube

For adults

The Church of England has offered daily worship for hundreds of years with different readings and prayers to celebrate the different seasons of the church year.  Click here to access the daily service liturgy and readings.

Prayer – The 24/7 prayer website has lots of material, particularly good is the Lectio 365 app which you can download on smartphones. The app will lead you through a daily devotional.  

Worship Music – Spotify can be used for free online or via an app.
It has free access to lots of worship music of different genres. 

Bible Study – The Bible Gateway website has reading plans, commentaries and devotionals. To explore some different ways of worshipping look at The Engage Worship website

For Families

The diocese has developed a whole new section on their website called Worship at home. It includes ideas for family worship in the home and ways of keeping busy and connected. Rochester Diocese Worship at Home Resources.

We have also found a great resource from Worship for Everyone, the Drake family are doing live sessions from their home including all age songs and bible teaching. Worship for Everyone can be found on Facebook and their live sessions are on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 4pm.    

For Young People

We love Intro Outros’s YouTube channel.
They are also on Instagram, with lots of games and challenges and positive messages. 

Another great place to go is Soul Survivor’s YouTube channel, they have loads of videos of worship and teaching from the famous big top. 

The Way is a great YouTube channel to follow. Mark + Kaeli are posting regular videos covering topics like Mental Health, Worry, Prayer. They do a Check-In video each week. Have a look. 

Spring Harvest have gone totally online this year and they have teaching, talks, seminars and activity sessions for youth all on their YouTube channel. There is a playlist for 11-14’s and 14-18’s. If you look at the home page you will see a truckload of videos to watch. 

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Worshipping @ St Andrew’s during COVID 19 – Update

Updated 08/12/2020 12 noon

We have been open for worship again since Sunday 6th December. However, there have had to be some changes, so do carry on reading this page or watch the short video we’ve produced – Welcome back to Church.

Firstly our services times have changed to enable the maximum amount of people to attend and to allow us time to clean down the church before opening.

Service will now be held at 9.00am and repeated again at 10.30am

Secondly you will need to book into a service as seating is limited due to social distancing regulations of 2m. You will need to visit the Features page on the Home page. Look for the service you wish to attend and by clicking on this link you will be able to sign in. (please note: if your circumstances change please let us know. Service sign up opens Monday afternoon, prior to a Sunday)

The wearing of face coverings is compulsory for all those attending a place of worship, remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

Finally for those unable to join us we will continue to show a service on our YouTube channel which will be a recording of that morning’s service. So do please watch it when it comes up normally around 5.00pm on Sunday afternoon.

For those seeking more information the following links maybe of some help:

Church of England

The NHS website to gain more information concerning symptoms and what to do.

For further information do get in touch with the Parish Office on 01892-837617