Resources

**For Pastoral and Prayer support please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can find our contacts here.

**St Mary's Dial-in Services - this resources is led by our Ministry Team and aims to provide services primarily for those with little or no access to the internet.  For all the details please look here, and please consider sharing this information with those you think may find this helpful. Services are held on Wednesdays and Sundays at 6.30pm, and you can tune in to the Live Communion service on Sundays at 10am. We hope to add more services will be added over time. 

**For a list of shops and suppliers which will do local delivery please go to https://covidsos.co.uk/ If you wish additional support please ring or text 07394 907924 or email covidsos@gmail.com  These numbers are operated by members of Richmond with Hudswell parish. **



RESOURCES FOR W/C MONDAY 18th MAY - ASCENSION DAY  Please note that all resources for Ascension Day through Pentecost will be available on the new Ascension Day to Pentecost page here.

There will be a Deanery Ascension Day service led by Martin on Thursday at 7pm.  Invitations will go out as normal via email; we will also provide the link on this website.  And you will be able to use the Dial-In service if you wish.  

Wednesday 20th May  - Morning Prayer is available daily here.  It is a new recording for each day by Scott and Gillian

Tuesday 19th May  - Morning Prayer is available daily here.  It is a new recording for each day by Scott and Gillian

Monday 18th May  - Morning Prayer is available daily here.  It is a new recording for each day by Scott and Gillian



RESOURCES FOR W/C MONDAY 11th MAY 2020

Sunday 17th May - Please note - there was a massive issue with Zoom this morning!  It seems the whole world was trying to use Zoom.  We hope to retry at 6.30pm- the information for this is now here.

Gillian x

*10am Live Communion with Bishop John - all the details are available here, and all are welcome.   John's sermon will be available in the documents below (along with the reading and the words for the service), and you will be able to hear a recording of his sermon here

*Morning Prayer is available on our podcast site here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

Saturday 16th May - *Morning Prayer is available on our podcast site here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

Friday 15th May - *Morning Prayer is available on our podcast site here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

Thursday 14th May - *Morning Prayer is availabe on our podcast site here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian

Wednesday 13th May - *Morning Prayer is available on our podcast site here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*Coming up - The Fun-Key Church Zoom Pet Service - details here.  You don't need a pet to join in the fun. 

Tuesday 12th May - *Morning Prayer is available on our podcast site here, recorded by Scott and Gillian daily.  

*You can light a candle with the Church of England here. 

Monday 11th May  - *Morning Prayer is available here, recorded daily by Scott and Gillian

*People who enjoy Cafe Church might wish to listen in to Douglas Davies here in a podcast recorded for Cranmer Hall. Entitled "How do we think theologically about death?", not perhaps the lightest of topics, but delivered with his usual lovely style.  



RESOURCES FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 4TH MAY 2020

Sunday 10th May - There was a Live Communion with Martin at 10am - all the information is here.  You can read Scott's sermon below and hear it on our podcast site here.  The readings and words for the service and the hymn are also below.  During the service we played Love Divine (recorded by Chris on our church organ.)  You can hear it here.  You can also hear Spitfire also played by Chris here.

*Morning prayer will be available on our podcast site - this is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian. You can hear it here.

Saturday 9th May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast on our podcast site - https://anchor.fm/st-marys-church-richmond

Friday 8th May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here. It is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*VE Day (pre lockdown) recorded bells from St Mary's new bells is available here.  Thanky you to our Tower Captain Susan Welch.  It is a 8 Spliced Surprise ASCY

*VE Day service from Ripon Cathedral will take place today at 11am.  You can find it on their website here. It is being led by the  Most Rev Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu.  The Church of England have put together some special VE Day resources.  You can find them here.

Thursday 7th May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  It is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*SPCK Books are offering some of their ebooks free to download.  You can find them here.  There are some good books!

Wednesday 6th May  - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  It is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 13 of the resources is called Love.  You can find it here.

*Light a candle - with The Church of England here.

Tuesday 5th May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  It is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 12 of the resources is called Forgiveness.  You can find it here.

Monday 4th May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  It is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 11 of the resources is called The Divided Self.  You can find it here.

*"The UK Blessing" - over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land.  You can watch it here.  It's very uplifting.



WEEK COMMENCING Monday 27th April - *Morning Prayer is recorded by Scott and Gillian every day.  You can find today's recording here. 

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 6 of the resources is called Switching Focus.  You can find it here.

*Cranmer Hall at Durham regularly record podcasts on a wide variety of theological subjects.  If you would appreciate listening to talks a bit like Cafe Church then you can find them here. 

Tuesday 28th April - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 7 of the resources is called Hearing Voices.  You can find it here.

Wednesday 29th April - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*Prayer for the NHS - written by Bishop John Pritchard for Premier Radio and shared with ourselves.  You can read it in the documents below entitled "NHS Minute Silence Prayer by Bishop John Pritchard".

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 8 of the resources is called Eat, Rest, Sleep.  You can find it here.

Thursday 30th April - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian 

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 9 of the resources is called Blessed are those who mourn.  You can find it here.

Friday 1st May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 10 of the resources is called Worry  You can find it here.

Saturday 2nd May - *Morning Prayer is available as a podcast here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian.

*Virtual May Morning 2020 video by Magdalen College, Oxford is here.  Worth a look!

Sunday 3rd May - There will be a Live Communion with Martin at 10am - all the information is here.  Please share with others who may be interested.  You can hear Martin's sermon here and read it further down this page. You can also hear the readings here and read them further down this page. 

Morning Prayer is also available on the podcast site here.  This is recorded daily by Scott and Gillian. 

Today is Vocations Sunday - the diocese have recorded a video - do have a look here. 


WEEK COMMENCING Monday 20th April - *Morning Prayer recorded by Scott and Gillian can be heard here.

*A recording of an extract from Shakespeare's "As you like it" can be heard here.  It is given by Angharad Warren who is an actress and is also Teddy from the choir's big sister. 

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 1 of the resources is about living in isolation - something a lot of us are having to deal with.  You can find it here

*Why not have a look at a lovely resource from The Sanctuary Centre? Some wildlife inspiration and prompts for prayer.  You can fine it below entitled "Creative Prayer Ideas". 

*Compline for the 2nd week of Easter can be heard here.

Tuesday 21st April - *Morning Prayer is recorded fresh daily ready for whenever you wish it.   You can find each podcast on https://anchor.fm/st-marys-church-richmond  The one for today is here.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 2 of the resources is about loneliness - something some of us may be feeling.  You can find it here

*St John's College Durham have pulled together a series of "Short answers to big questions".  We'll recognise the speaker David Wilkinson who came and spoke at Cafe Church a couple of years ago.  You can find them here.

Wednesday 22nd April - *Morning Prayer is here.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 3 of the resources is about God is our struggles.  You can find it here.

Thursday 23rd April  - *Morning Prayer is here.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 4 of the resources is called "How about you?".  You can find it here.

Friday 24th April - *Morning Prayer is here.

*The Church of England have put together a selection of resources about caring for our mental health during this period of uncertainty and worry. There is also daily “Have a Go” habits for you to try at home.  Day 5 of the resources is called "Time well spent".  You can find it here.

*Mark Beresford-Peirse has written a reflection called "Pollyanna or Eeyore?"  You can read it in the document section below.

*Compline for the 2nd week of Easter can be heard here.

Saturday 25th April - *Morning Prayer is available here.

*The Church Times issues an uplifting selection of thoughts on a weekly basis.  You can read them below in the document entitled "Church Times - Lift Up Your Hearts 24th April 2020"

*Compline for the 2nd week of Easter can be heard here.

Sunday 26th April - *Morning Prayer is available here

*An invitation from Martin for 10am Sunday Live Communion via Zoom.  Please click here for information and the invitation link for Zoom.  The service words and the readings are below.

*Scott has written a reflection for Sunday 26th April based on the readings of the day.  You can hear it here and you can read it in the documents below entitled "A Reflection for Sunday 26th April by Scott".

*Alexe has written intercessions for this Sunday.  You can read them below entitled "Intercessions for the Second Sunday after Easter 2020".



WEEK COMMENCING Monday 13th April -  Morning Prayer read by Scott and Gillian - you can hear it here. 

Also -  Psalm 137 - A Reflection - the sequel - written by Alexe Finlay - you can hear it here.                                                                     

Tuesday 14th April -  Morning Prayer read by Scott and Gillian - you can hear it here.

Wednesday 15th April  - Morning Prayer read by Scott and Gillian - you can hear it here.

Thursday 16th April - "A reading about love - 1 Corithians 13" can be heard here.

Night Prayer (Compline) for Thursday can be heard here. The words can be followed here on The Church of England website.

Also, The Church of England has issued a document with prayers for during these uncertain times.  You can read the document below entitled "Church of England Prayer Resources".  It's worth a look. 

Friday 17th April - Morning Prayer can be heard here

The Church Times leaflet "Lift up your hearts" is below.  

Saturday 18th April - Morning Prayer can be heard here.

Sunday 19th April Martin has recorded a Communion Service which we can follow on Youtube here.  You can find the words below on the link entitled "St Mary’s Eastertide service words".

Gillian has written a reflection to go with today's readings - you can read it below and you can hear it here.

Morning prayer is also available on the podcast site. It is recorded fresh every day.

 

  • The Church of England Daily Prayer webpage here is also very helpful, and if you scroll to the bottom of that page are links to their FREE Daily Prayer app which is easily downloaded on to phones.  
  • Other reflections and thoughts are both written below and on our podcast site.  You can even listen to a recording of our bells!
  • Do have a read and a listen and perhaps share with friends who may enjoy hearing some reassuring, thoughtful and helpful words.   
  • You may like to find St Mary's Church on Facebook - there is a link at the bottom of our website or you can find it here.
  • The Church of England have provided some Mental Health Resources which you can find here.  Bishop John Pritchard has recorded a prayer for the NHS.  You can hear it here.  

Written resources are below -