Home Worship

Below are links to all the services and prayer resources that we have made while the churches have been closed. Feedback and suggestions welcome.

Pentecost, 31st May 2020

Our Sunday service for Pentecost featuring contributions from many of our members across the parishes can be watched on YouTube.

31.5.20 - Pentecost prayers.pdf

Midweek reflection, 27th May 2020

A reflection for Wednesday.

27.5.20 - Midweek.pdf

Seventh Sunday of Easter, 24th May 2020

Our Benefice service this Sunday is a joint service with Clare College, Cambridge, the patrons of Great Gransden church, led by Mark Smith, Dean of Clare, and Reverend Rachel.

The audio of the service and service sheet can be downloaded or accessed online at any point.

Daily Worship

Here are some links to resources for prayer and reflection that you can use at home. It can be helpful to find a rhythm knowing you are joining with many, many others praying with you around the world.

Morning and Evening Prayer

This printable Midweek Worship is a shorter pattern of simple prayers and readings for each day.

The Church of England's 'Daily Prayer' app, which includes the full services and lectionary readings for each day.

Midday Prayer

These Midday Prayers are given by the Mother's Union and include an Easter theme.

Many Christians across the world are also praying The Lord's Prayer every day at midday.

Personal Prayers

If you do not have much time or find a 'set service' harder to follow each day, here are some well known prayers that you can draw on when you pray.

Reflections

Here are some reflections kindly written and shared by Anne Constantine. If you write or find something helpful at this time, please do send it across.

If you use Facebook, on Ely Cathedral's page there are also some excellent daily reflections called 'Alone Together', written by Canon Jessica Martin.

A homily from the Pope about living by faith through these overwhelming times.

Ascension Day, 21st May 2020

A special Ascension service was live-streamed at 7:30pm on the Bluebell Benefice Facebook page. A recording of the service is now available. (Apologies for the intermittent audio quality, caused by Facebook's noise-cancellation combined with some avian background noise! We'll have a new microphone next time!)

Here is the Service Sheet with all the responses, and here is the text of Rachel's reflection.

For additional help on how to view the service, please see the Live Services page.

21.5.20 - Ascension Day.pdf

Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17th May 2020

Our Sunday service was be live-streamed at 10am on the Bluebell Benefice Facebook page. A recording of the service is now available.

You might like to print out the Service Sheet.

Here is the Anthem that you might like to listen to when the service ends.

For additional help on how to view the service, please see the Live Services page.

17.5.20 - Sixth Sunday of Easter.pdf

Midweek reflection, 13th May 2020

This week's 'Something for Midweek' is written by Anne Constantine of Great Gransden.

This week is 'Christian Aid Week'. Please consider praying for, and donating to, the urgent and essential work they are doing to support some of the most vulnerable people in the world to meet the challenges of Covid-19.

13.5.20 - Midweek.pdf

Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10th May 2020

A service of peace and reconciliation for VE Day was live-streamed at 10am on Sunday on the Bluebell Benefice Facebook page. A recording of the service is available.

You might like to print out the Service Sheet.

For additional help on how to view the service, please see the Live Services page.

10.5.20 - A Service for Peace, VE Day.pdf

Something for Midweek, 6th May

Reflection and prayer for Wednesday.

6.5.20 - Midweek.pdf

Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3rd May

This All-Age service on The Good Shepherd was live-streamed from 10am, Sunday, on the Bluebell Benefice Facebook page, just as we have done the last few weeks. You can now rewatch the recording of the service (the service starts around 10 minutes in after some wonderful handbells and images of our bluebell woods). You might like to print the order of service if you would like to follow the responses.

See also an activity sheet for children.

3.5.20 - Fourth Sunday of Easter.pdf

Something for Midweek, 29th April

Reflection and prayer for Wednesday.

29.4.20 - Midweek.pdf

Third Sunday of Easter, 26th April

The service was live-streamed on 10am, Sunday, on the Bluebell Benefice Facebook page, just as we did on Easter Sunday. A recording of the service is on Facebook (the service itself starts at 10 minutes in).

26.4.20 - Third Sunday of Easter.pdf

Something for Midweek, 22nd April

Reflection and prayer for Wednesday.

22.4.20 - Midweek.pdf

Low Sunday, 19th April

Please follow the service sheet. Here are Audio and Video Links for the service:

  1. For the Beauty of the Earth
  2. Reading from Acts 2
  3. Reading from John 20
  4. Sermon - "Faith on the inside and the outside" (transcript)
  5. Anthem: O Sons and Daughters
19.4.20 - Second Sunday of Easter.pdf

Easter Sunday, 12th April

Our first live-streamed service! The recording is available to watch.

For other Holy Week services see our separate Holy Week page.

5.4.20 - Palm Sunday.pdf

Wednesday before Holy Week, 1st April

A short reflection for midweek.

Wednesday before Holy Week 2020.pdf

Fifth Sunday of Lent, 29th March 2020

A service for you to follow at home.

The Gospel read by Iain Strath.

Rachel's sermon.

The Anthem.


Fifth Sunday of Lent - Mar 20.pdf

Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March

Please view this short reflection for today.

Collect

We beseech you, O Lord,pour your grace into our hearts,that as we have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel,so by his cross and passionwe may be brought to the glory of his resurrection;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.
Feast of the Annunciation 2020.pdf

Mothering Sunday, 22nd March

Please use this service sheet for a short service of prayer that Rachel has written for us all to follow at home.

Here is a version of the anthem that the choir would have been singing in the service.

You might also wish to listen to the Archbishop of Canterbury's short service held on the morning of Mothering Sunday.

And listen to the Gransden Bell Ringers with the joyful sound of our wonderful church bells.

Mothering Sunday 2020.pdf