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Resources for Praying and reading the Bible at home

Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start!  Many of us find it helpful to have a resource to use to help us pray and read the Bible:

For A Simple Form for Daily Prayer that individuals or families can use away from church, click here or pdf here.

A Simple Form of Night Prayer (Compline) – click here or pdf here.

A Gospel in a Month – read Mark’s account of Jesus’s life every day for a month – click here or pdf here.

More will be added in coming days – please keep checking back!

Broadcast / Live-streamed worship

We can’t worship together in our church building at the moment, but thanks to radio, television, and the internet we can join in worship from our own homes.

The Diocese of Oxford is live-streaming a communion service at 10am on Sundays which is then available as a video – click here.

If you enjoy Choral Evensong, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts a weekly service, click here.

BBC Radio 4 broadcasts a Sunday service at 8.10am, click here.

There will be a weekly national Church of England live-streamed service, click here and details will appear when available.

BBC Berkshire’s Sunday morning show from 6 to 10am on Sundays includes reflections from local ministers and often a short service, click here for the schedule.

BBC Radio 4 Long Wave presents a fifteen-minute Daily Service, click here for details.

Daily Prayer

A rhythm of daily prayer is vital for every Christian.  It also helps us stay calmer, put things into perspective, and – because millions of us are praying every day around the world – helps us feel we’re not alone.

You can listen to each day’s Church of England Midday Prayer and Compline here.

The Church of England’s daily services (Morning Prayer, Prayer during the Day, Evening Prayer, and Compline / Night Prayer) can be read here or you can download a free app (ignore the bit about subscribing for a fee – this is only if you want access when not connected to the internet).

Philip recommends Pray-as-you-go, designed by which offers a spoken daily reflection, Bible reading, and some music.  This based on Ignatian spiritual practises and is produced by the Jesuits, one of the Roman Catholic monastic orders.  Similarly, the Irish Jesuits produce Sacred Space, a daily reflection with Bible reading and prayer, but text only.  Both webpages include links to a free downloadable app.