Samuel Wesley’s beautiful setting of Psalm 5.8 is my starting place for episode 5 of Reflections for a Church in Lockdown.

I Will Not Leave You Orphaned

The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy: Dean of Christ Church, Oxford gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2020 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the…

Be still

The COVID-19 lockdown is an opportunity to come deeper with God, to address our spiritual poverty, to dare to explore that inner space. Psalm 4 is our guide.

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Archdeacon Jonathan gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 10 May. 75 years ago this weekend the western world was celebrating Victory in Europe. This was news that signified relief, release and recovery:…

Because the Lord sustains me

Reflections for a Church in lockdown: I will lie down and sleep… because the Lord sustains me

The Good Shepherd

The Venerable Judy French, Archdeacon of Dorchester, gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on Sunday 26 April: A Reflection for Easter 4 Acts 2:42-end; Psalm 23; John 10:1-10 Today is unofficially known as…

You are my Son

The second episode in a new series of reflective podcasts by the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft. The series aims to resource the Church during the period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Episode 2 - exploring Psalm 2 : You are my Son

Celebrating despite uncertainty

Bishop Colin gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 26 April Whilst there are a lot of negatives about the current lockdown, and I wouldn’t want for a moment to minimise the difficulties, whether…
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Like a tree planted by streams of water – reflections for a church in lockdown

The first episode in a new series of reflective podcasts by Bishop Steven. The series aims to resource the Church during the period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Episode 1 - an exploration of Psalm 1: Like a tree planted.
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Repetition of the newness

Bishop Olivia gave the following sermon during a Church at Home online service. The Sunday after Easter is known as Low Sunday. In early Christian times it marked the end of the ceremonies surrounding the Easter baptisms, and also the…