Online Resources

Here is a selection of On-Line resources that you might find interesting and helpful. These are mostly aimed at our grown up congregation but we are releasing our children's resources from the churches each week too, in the hope that they might help to pass a few minutes.

 

Children's Resources. We hope the resources here might help to ease some boredom!

Find those children's resources here

 

Eight Saints YouTube Channel. We aim to put up a reflection or short sermon and prayer every Sunday at 10am during the time our churches are shut. Join us then, or at a later time to suit you. Holy Week and Easter Week also had a reflection for each day. You can catch up on them at your leisure.  We will also use YouTube to publicise online services, coffee stops etc and maybe to put up recorded services. Subscribe to the channel to stay up to date.

Find our YouTube channel here

or watch previous reflections here

 

Facebook. Facebook continues to be updated regularly and we will publicise all our activities there as well as keeping it vaguely sociable where possible! 

Follow us @EightSaints

 

Online Services/groups etc. We will use Zoom to do various services, discussion groups, prayer groups and virtual coffee stops (bring your own coffee!). Links will be needed to join in with these but they will be publicised on our website, Facebook page and YouTube. We'd love to see you there. For those of you who don't want to join in an online service we will publish written orders of service for those of you who would rather just say the liturgy at home knowing others are doing likewise.

The link for most (but not all) of these zoom groups and services will be https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6176688780

Written services for use in your own home are at https://eightsaints.org.uk/news/news-and-articles/orders-of-service-for-use-at-home.php

 

Eight Saints Morning Prayer.  This has nine different versions of Morning Prayer liturgy, including seasonal variations. Good if you want to continue worshiping as part of a community, as they are used throughout the cluster.

Download Eight Saints Morning Prayer here

 

Church of England online and telephone resources. A number of national online resources including weekly streamed services and daily audio, as well as additional worship provision on the BBC are there to help us, and more are on their way. In addition there is now a free national phoneline to bring worship, music, prayers and reflections to people in their homes, called Daily Hope. 

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

'Daily Hope' is available 24 hours a day - on 0800 804 8044.

 

Thy Kingdom Come.  This global prayer event takes place annually from Ascension to Pentecost (21-31st May this year). Download resources and find out more.

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map

 

Church of England Daily Prayer. Very useful if you are unable to get to a service on a Sunday or during the week. If you have a smart phone there is a Church of England Daily Prayer which can be downloaded.

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

 

Church of England Mental Health Reflections. The national church has launched a series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques and five tips. Find the booklet at

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/10961%E2%80%A2Mental%20Health%20Reflections_WEB.pdf

 

Church of England Daily Prayer book for use during the coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/Prayer%20Book%20Digital%202%20April_0.pdf

 

Bible Society Daily Reflections. Useful bible readings with reflections.

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/daily-reflection/

 

Truro Diocese Prayer Diary. 29th March to 27th June 2020. Also has links to other prayer sites and podcasts

http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DoT-Prayer-Diary-March-to-June-2020.pdf

 

WhatsApp is used by the clergy team useful for messaging, video calling and phone calls. To use you will need to download onto a smartphone and have the persons mobile phone number in your contacts. Mobile phone numbers for clergy are on our Eight Saints Website.

https://www.whatsapp.com/

 

Something to watch

If you are at home self-isolating and have access to Netflix Richard highly recommends Morgan Freemans’s ‘The Story of God’. There are three seasons covering various aspects of faith, religion and God.

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80178897

 

Big Questions

Ben Hudd from Stithians has a blog called Faith Expressed In Love. He is starting a series of short videos designed to get families discussing the answers to big questions. 

https://faithexpressedinlove.com/  (Ben's blog)

https://eightsaints.org.uk/online-resources/big-questions.php (Big Questions videos on our website)

 

Advent Retreat 2016 book!

Okay so this isn't exactly at the right time, but here is the book that was used on the Eight Saints retreat at Abbey House in 2016. It contains orders of service for different daily offices, a bible study with scenarios and discussion points and even a crossword and advent quiz. It could be worth a look!

Download the advent retreat book here