Prayer and Worship Resources during COVID-19

Prayer, Reflection and Worship Resources during   COVID-19

A number of our Hospice patients and family members have expressed sadness at not being able to attend Church / Synagogue / Mosque during this important time of year.  We have therefore gathered a number of resources which may be of help.  Below, you will find links which provide access to live-streamed religious services, prayer resources and other websites which may help to support you through this time.

Christian

Catholic Church services broadcast from UK and Ireland.  

www.churchservices.tv 

Work, Rest, Pray Films:  3 films which could be used to provide a basic structure for a personal Quiet Day. The topic ‘Finding Stability in Times of Change’ has perhaps taken on a new relevance in this current period. The films can be watched through http://workrestpray.com/films/”

The Monastic Tradition has much to say about the experience of self-isolation:

www.alonetogether.org.uk

Methodist streaming services:

Wesley’s Chapel London 

Wednesdays 12:45, Thursdays 12:45, Sundays 9:45 and 11:00.  

All of these services will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA 

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem 

Sundays 10:30    

The service will be available on:

www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank & www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Jewish

Memorial Prayers/service at home for bereaved Jewish families:

Memorial Prayers May 2020

Liberal Judaism Pesach resources:

www.liberaljudaism.org/resources/lj-at-home/prayer-liturgy/

Liberal Judaism At Home Activities also has a Passover Tab:

www.liberaljudaism.org/resources/lj-at-home/activities/

Some Prayers & Readings specifically in light of COVID-19:

www.liberaljudaism.org/2020/03/liturgy-for-concerns-regarding-the-coronavirus/

There are some services being streamed by Liberal Judaism: 

www.liberaljudaism.org/resources/live-streaming/

Resources from Movement for Reform Judaism:

www.reformjudaism.org.uk/festivals/pesach

www.reformjudaism.org.uk/covid-19-information/pesach-seder-resources

Movement for Reform Judaism Siddur – Prayer Book

www.online.flippingbook.com/view/408118

Muslim

A very useful e-booklet for the marking of Ramadan

https://mcb.org.uk/resources/ramadan/

 

Funeral Support during Covid-19

If you are unable to attend the funeral of a family member or friend, our Chaplains are willing to support and advise you on holding prayers and short ceremonies at home.

Support is available from Religious and non-Religious Chaplains.

Please be aware that with the current Government restrictions in place, Chaplains are not available to lead services in person.

If you need help, please email our Pastoral Support Manager: lmcgonnell@northlondonhospice.co.uk 

Christian

The Christian faith is diverse, with a variety of traditions and denominations.  If you are unable to find the support you need from your own faith community leader, we will try to help you find a personal way to say ‘goodbye’ from your own home. For support, contact our Pastoral Support Manager (email address above).

Jewish

In terms of funerals & shiva – please check with your Rabbi / a representative of the community you align with. We are aware that many communities seem to be using Zoom.

Virtualmemorial circle: www.ritualwell.org/ritual/virtual-memory-circle-those-who-cannot-gather-funeral-or-shiva?fbclid=IwAR2czYv5S_UeIJGrHfO670XTJuk7zfTWUcMzJE3SBCQsfuSNf7XxDdx1040

Postponementprayer: www.ritualwell.org/ritual/postponement-prayer?fbclid=IwAR2jZh4fdL-kmKFORpNtQg-N4VMsZ7b4KupJ0l6oBhcBoTfb8OjGQ0heya4

Muslim

www.muslimhands.org.uk/latest/2020/03/new-muslim-burial-support-helpline-for-coronavirus-call-01159703332

Updated – Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Muslim communities

More resources may be added as they become available to us.

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