Special Worship Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic
7th Sunday of Easter
6th Sunday of Easter
5th Sunday of Easter
Morning Prayer Service: download this then click the next link for the video of the service
Algeth Weert, a member of St James but currently in Germany, has been meeting with her choir, the Martfeld Projekt Chor, and has kindly shared this video clip with us. The song is entitled 'Evening Rise, Spirit come
4th Sunday of Easter
3rd Sunday of Easter
[2nd reading quoted in the sermon Ephesians chapter 5, verses 8-14.]
2nd Sunday of Easter
A prayer, shared by Judith Murray, the Reader at St James' Church
God of peace.
relax the tensions of my body;
still the anxieties of my mind;
calm the storms of my heart; and
give me your peace,
to serve you as the Prince of Peace.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
A picture of an Easter Garden, made by 13 year old Jude from Devon
The Stations of the Cross
Praying at Home in Holy Week. Service for Good Friday (page 53 onwards) and one for Saturday in Holy Week (page 78 onwards)
Today begins the period known as the Triduum, or three days' observance before Easter Day.
On this Maundy Thursday, here are some resources for you:
- a sermon with suggested Bible readings
- a short form of Agape worship, which you can use at a meal time
- Praying at Home in Holy Week with a service on pages 40-52
This pdf download provides ideas for each day of Holy Week, i.e. Monday to Saturday of this week. For each day there is a Bible reading, a discussion, an activity, an action and a prayer. It's designed assuming that there might be children around too - but if you are one or more adults only, it can easily be adapted. Download here
Jonathan Ayerst, who plays the organ for at St James' Church, and works at Porto Casa da Musica, recorded this improvisation on the hymn Forty days and forty nights at a festival last summer in Espinho. YouTube link here
Sunday 5th April: Click here for service
Sermons available here
Sunday 29th March: Archbishop of York's service
Sunday 22nd March: Menorca Chaplaincy service
Redemptorist link to a service: here
Sunday 15th March. Last week the Menorca chaplaincy recorded a service to access online. Click here
St James' Facebook page: click here If using a mobile device the Facebook app is more reliable than a browser.