Prayer and Worship

We will be putting information and links here to help us pray and worship during the COVID-19 pandemic when our normal worship gatherings are suspended.

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You can still find the sermons from our most recent services here

St Leonard's @ 10am (Christ the King)

This Sunday is the last in the Church's lectionary year. Next week marks the beginning of Advent, the start of the church's year. Today we celebrate the reign of Christ as king. Living in times of uncertainty and suffering this reality underpins our faith as Christians. It encourages to live with a confident hope that ultimately the Lord in whom we place our faith is in control.

Our worship this week is led by Tim Pullen (our Rector) with Karen Hanford (our Curate) preaching.

A copy of the order of service can be found here and a link to the recording of the service can be found below after it has streamed.

Pray for the Nation

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are encouraging us to commit to pray and fast during the coming month of lockdown, and in particular that we join together in prayer at 6pm each day (resources for prayer can be found here).

“Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever.

Above all we recall people to some of the fundamental spiritual disciplines that shape our Christian life. How we do this is up to each congregation and clergy person. We will publish resources to support you before the first day of lockdown. During the first lockdown we cheered for the NHS every Thursday. During this second lockdown we invite you to fast in a way appropriate to you as well as pray for our nation every Thursday, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer.”

Click here to view and download the booklet Pray for the Nation.

Remembering a loved one

Please remember the families and friends of those who have died recently

  • Brian Gunn
  • Barbara Worrall

Sadly, during this very difficult time, some of us will be unable to attend funeral services for those we have known and loved. We hope to be able to conduct memorial or thanksgiving services in the future for those whose funerals have to be restricted to immediate family only.

In the meantime you may find it helpful to light a candle and pray here

Online resources and apps

You may wish to use one of the following:

Prayer and worship

You can follow the pattern of Daily Prayer page here or download one of the following apps from the App Store or Google Play:

  • Daily Prayer
  • Time to Pray from the C of E
  • Sunday Worship
  • LiveLent
  • Lectio365

Previous sermons from St Leonard's can be found on the Sermons page on this website.

Bible Reading

You might also find one of the following helpful:

Bible in One Year : you can sign up to a daily email from here or download the app.
BibleGateway : provides access to a wide range of bible versions and reading plans and has an app you can download.
YouVersion : is another of the most widely used Bible apps available to download on a range of devices and software platforms. There is a Bible App for Kids too.