Here are a few resources and ideas to support and encourage you in your life of prayer and worship as Church meets in different ways for the foreseeable future.
St. Andrew’s, St. Chad’s and St. Martin’s are planning to meet in a variety of ways in the next few weeks so do keep an eye out on social media for invitations to watch video messages, to live stream worship and to download regular updates. In between these exciting events we want to encourage you in your own discipleship. Below are a number of ways that you can resource yourself:
|Website and Social Media: Connect with Kirkby Parish on Facebook. There will be regular posts to encourage you, update you and connect us all together.|
|Dial-a-Sermon! Each week, we will be putting prayers, readings and a reflection on a special phone line that anyone can ring and listen to. Just dial 0151 318 0808 from any phone. Calls are local rate, and usually included in your phone line.|
|Virtual Broadcasts: Each Sunday, (8am on local BBC radio & available online from 9am), there will be a national virtual church service.|
|Child Friendly Virtual Broadcasts: Worship for Everyone is All Age worship led by Nick and Becky Drake. Find Worship for Everyone on Facebook, broadcasting on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4pm.|
|Radio & TV: The BBC offer a range of worship services or input from faith communities throughout the week. You can listen on BBC Radio 2 (88-91FM), BBC Radio 3 (90-93FM) and BBC Radio 4 (92-95FM). There is also a Sunday Service on BBC Radio Merseyside (95.8FM) and Songs of Praise is available to watch on BBC One (and iPlayer). Check local listings for more details.|
|C of E Daily Prayer: Available every day – morning, evening and night time, there are prayers and songs and scripture to read through as you begin your day or reflect on what has been. Click here to access (https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer); or you can download the app through the App Store or Google Play.|
|Time to Pray: This resource offers everything you need for Prayer during the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. Download the app through the App Store or Google Play.|
|Bible in One Year: Available every day this resource offers audio readings and commentary to walk you through each day’s bible readings. You can receive this as a daily e-mail by subscribing (https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/bioy); or download the app though the App Store or Google Play.|
|Lectio365: This is a daily prayer resource that is a really helpful way to start and frame each day as we seek to live as disciples of Jesus. Download the app though the App Store or Google Play.|
There are also a number of books & podcasts available for use. These are both really useful ways to explore your faith, if interested in either of these speak to one of the clergy for recommendations.
For people without access to technology or social media the church will be offering other approaches in order that we all stay as connected as possible.
Download this page as a pdf here:
Thanks to St. Gabriel’s Huyton Quarry for coming up with the original version of this list, and for sharing it with us.