Home Worship

With churches unable to hold weekly services, details on our live online services will be posted here as they happen. For technical help please try our live services page.

Below are links to all the services and prayer resources for those wishing to worship at home. Older services are available by month in the Home Worship drop-down menu at the top of the page.

3rd Sunday of Easter, 18th April 2021

This Sunday's Benefice service to celebrate Kigali Sunday in the diocese was held on Zoom at 10am.

Those who missed the service might like to watch the sermon and singing from Kigali in Rwanda. This week's gospel reading was Luke 24:36-43.

See here if you would like to make a donation to the work of Kigali Diocese.

Easter Day, 3rd April 2021


Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Our Easter Communion Service was live-streamed on Facebook at 11am, and a recording of the service is now available.


4.4.21 - Easter Day.pdf

Holy Saturday, 3rd April 2021


A service of light to form our Easter Vigil was live-streamed at 9pm, and a recording of the service is now available.


3.4.21 - Easter Vigil.pdf

Good Friday, 2nd April 2021


A short meditative service At the Foot of the Cross, led by The Revellers and The Gransdens' Church Choir was live-streamed at noon. A recording of the service is available to watch at any point.


Holy Week services online


As well as our three in-person services during Holy Week, we will be holding online services of all kinds at which all are welcome.


  • The Way of the Cross. Available throughout the week on YouTube.

  • 8pm, Maundy Thursday, on Zoom. Details below.

  • 12pm, Good Friday, At the Foot of the Cross. Now available to watch at any time on YouTube.

  • 9pm, Holy Saturday, on Facebook Live, with a recording available later on Facebook.

  • 11am, Easter Sunday, on Facebook Live, with a recording available later on Facebook. (No Facebook account needed! If you don't have an account just use a laptop or PC if watching live; or watch the recording later on any device.)


Details of each will appear here shortly before the service starts, or see a summary on our Services page.


Maundy Thursday, 1st April 2021


A Zoom service as an informal 'meal' interspersed with prayers and reflections. Please bring your own drink and dessert! You might also like to have to hand a small bowl of water and flannel/towel; a candle; a tablecloth/piece of fabric; a palm cross.


The service starts at 8pm. Click here to Join Zoom Meeting. (Meeting ID: 857 2099 4370, Passcode: 672828) Or, by phone: 0203 901 7895.

The Way of the Cross

A special recorded service for Holy Week, 'The Way of the Cross', filmed around our four parishes with The Revellers and the Gransdens' Church Choir. A meditative journey of readings, music and images reflecting on the Stations of the Cross.

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.