Altogether Not Together

St Disen’s, along with many other churches, is now open again regularly for Sunday morning worship.  However, we know that there are many people, who for various reasons, find themselves unable to join those services.  We may not all be able to come together in person as the people of God (1 Peter 2.9) to worship and pray but we can be together in other ways.

The Church of England invite us to join their virtual services at Church online and Exeter Cathedral record their Sunday services.

Many other churches now also stream their services online, such as St Andrew’s Cullompton.  This means that not only can you see a service from a church near you but also that you can join virtually with family and friends at their local church, wherever that might be.

Of course, church is not just for Sundays and the above have the advantage in that you can catch up on them at other times too.  Canterbury Cathedral, for example, have daily services of Morning and Evening Prayer available online, as well as their Sunday services.

There are also other online resources available such as that from  the Bible Society for reading and exploring the Bible.  The Church of England has a number of different prayer resources and there are other daily devotionals available, such as Lectio 365, written by leaders of the 24-7 Prayer movement.