Supporting Good Mental Health (added 31-March-2020)
The effects of mental health problems are huge, and given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, it’s more important than ever that we take steps to support good mental health. The Church of England site has some good resources for this: https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/mental-health-resources/supporting-good-mental-health/supporting-good-mental-health
Sunday Collect and Bible Readings
Each Sunday we give out a sheet with the Collect, readings and post-Communion prayer. You can still receive this by clicking on the link below. There is also a reflection on the readings.
Resources for Children
There’s no Junior Church for the time being, so here is a link to some resources for families to use at home:
Join the Church of England’s daily rhythm of prayer by following this link. You can also download an app for your phone.
Pray as You (don’t) Go
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. Most of us are staying home until this crisis passes, but the resource is well worth a look.
A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality.
Silent Prayer and Christian Meditation
Every Wednesday at 7pm there would be at least a dozen of us in St Lawrence Church sharing in silent Christian meditation. We can’t meet together physically but we’ve agreed to try to meditate at home in the same way at the same time.
If you want to join us and also explore making Christian meditation part of your daily practice, you can find out how here: https://www.wccm.org/content/how-meditate