Keeping worship going while social distancing
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the world we live in. It’s an extraordinary time and each of us will have our own response to it. Amidst the disruption and chaos we can hold onto one truth: “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46).
Every Sunday we will bring you two services live online from All Saints Marlow. The 9.15am service is a traditional service with hymns for you to sing along to, so please warm up your vocal chords! The 10.59am service is a contemporary style for all ages with songs led by one of our worship leaders and a time of prayer.
We will also bring you a live service from the Lantern Community Church in Marlow Bottom. This service will be at 11am and will alternate each week between contemporary and traditional.
All our services are available to view after the event in case you cannot see them at the advertised times. You can find them and previous services on our sermon talks page.
We are now able to publish our Sunday service times for September and October in our four churches and our Digital Church. It’s been a long and complicated process, so thank you for your patience while you’ve waited to find out what our worship services will look like this autumn.
Click here for further information.
In addition to our Sunday services, you are welcome to come for worship and/or private prayer at the following times:
All Saints Marlow
Thursdays at 10:30am – Service of Morning Prayer or Communion (church open until 1pm)
Sundays at 2.30-4pm – Church open for Private Prayer
Since our church buildings were closed at the end of March and we have been holding services online, our income from Sunday collections has declined to zero, not to mention the loss of fees from renting buildings and hosting weddings. This has left a gap in our finances for 2020. If you were a regular giver but not signed up to one of our giving schemes then please do consider doing so now.
If you’re enjoying the streamed services, but missing the more prolonged times of informal sung worship, why not visit our YouTube channel to watch recordings of our Worship Wednesday Live sessions that took place during lockdown.
Three ways to stay connected to the church family through the week:
Beginning of the day
Download lectio 365 to your phones or ipad. It is a devotional app that we can listen to together.
Middle of the day
End of the day
Have you ever tried compline? It’s also known as night prayer and is a simple traditional way to end the day in words that will quickly become familiar. Visit the Church of England website to find out more.
If you’ve missed any of our daily devotionals, you can download or stream an audio version of them on demand through a range of podcast channels using the links below. We also plan to add Sunday services to our podcast channels.
We think that Small Groups are central to the community life of our church outside of Sunday gatherings and that scripture teaches that the Christian life works better in community.
Given the current coronavirus restrictions, many of our small groups are still being run online, meeting over video conference, but there are some where you can meet in person while still adhering to government guidance.
Check out the small groups page to find one or more that that suits you.
There are a variety of groups and actvities taking place for children and young people. At the moment we are running:
We are also posting a selection of resources on our children’s work Facebook page.