Many churches (local, regional and national), organisations and individuals are producing resources which respond to the many challenges created by coronavirus. Here we have tried to highlight those we which feel have something particular to offer to rural churches, although we strongly believe they will be useful in any context.
We have tried to credit them appropriately wherever possible; please forgive us in those instances where we have failed!
If you have – or are aware of – any resources that you think we should add to this list, please email email@example.com.
Resources from the Arthur Rank Centre
Claire Maxim, our CEO, and Elizabeth Clark, National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, have written a series of short daily reflections for Holy Week.
Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday of Holy Week
This is our existing database of worship resources for rural churches. They have not been developed in response to coronavirus but many will be easy to adapt to changing circumstances.
These resources have been sent to us by rural churches who are happy to share! We are adding to this database all the time.
All the mainstream denominations have produced worship resources which respond to the challenges we’re facing together…
Church of England
Worship during the coronavirus pandemic
A Word in Time
United Reformed Church
If you are aware of other denominational resources not listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
CPO are building an ecumenical database of live-streamed services
Roman Catholic Masses
Rural Mission Solutions
The Gospel Hour (Revd Steve Oliver)
I broadcast an hour of modern worship music, hymns, chat, readings, poetry and the odd joke here and there at 10am every Sunday. It can be found online or on smart-speaker.
Resources sent to us by churches
Rogation Sunday Service from Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry
Virtual Walking Church for Rogation from Teme Valley Walking Church
Resources sent to us by other organisations
A series of 10 minute sermons that can be used in online worship or Zoom groups from ReSource