To help you through this period when you are unable to meet as churches, we have provided links on this page to several resources you may find useful to adopt for worship or online meetings etc.
This page will be updated over the coming days as we find more resources that could be of use to you. So, please check back on a regular basis.
Churches/Denominations Providing Worship via Online or Other Methods
AIM Church (Appleton)
AIM Church have several offerings available:
They hold a Monday morning meditation from 8.30am-9am and a Homegroup on a Wednesday at 7.30pm-9.15 pm (both via Zoom).
Astley Christian Fellowship
Astley hold a Sunday Service at 11am on Zoom and the meeting is open from 10.30am so that people can have a chat beforehand.
Contact Brian Rowney for further information.
Mount Zion, Cliviger
Sunday service is ‘streamed’ each week at 10.45am. Also, if you want to see people whilst you are listening, it is Zoomed at the same time. After the service, there is also time to stay online for coffee and a chat.
If neither of these are suitable, the service is available to watch on Facebook (it’s usually Sunday afternoon before it appears and then stays on for a week or so).
All the information how to access the services, can be found on their website including Zoom log-on details.
Hetton-le-Hole hold several meetings via Zoom:
- Sunday Morning Service at 10:30am
- Sunday Evening Service at 5:30pm
- Prayer Meeting on a Monday at 7:15pm
- Bible Study (fortnightly) on a Wednesday.
Contact Shaun Newton for further information
Long Lane, Liverpool
Long Lane I. M. Church have an extensive website which features multi-media worship and devotional materials. Every week, their preachers create new audio-video services and there will soon be a special page called A-to-Z of Hymns which will feature videos will all the lyrics and music of over 50 popular hymns and songs.
Contact Nigel Reeve for further information.
Lymm church has a WhatsApp service and if anyone wants a service to listen to, then they are welcome to join with them.
Contact Sue Stanworth for further information.
Additional posts are usually made during the week and their church magazine is also uploaded to Facebook each month.
Sunday School is using WhatsApp for the children, organised by Gillian Wroe.
Ramsey IM Church
Our Ramsey Church over in the Isle of Man have also set up a YouTube page that they hope to add to over the coming weeks.
Sunday Service at 11am on Zoom.
Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm on Zoom.
Please visit Roe Green Church for details.
Roman Road, Failsworth
Sunday morning message – recorded message & YouTube song list is e-mailed out.
Songs of Praise on a Sunday evening – every 2 weeks at 6.30pm on Zoom.
Prayer Meeting on a Tuesday at 8.00pm on Zoom.
For details please contact Elizabeth Barron.
Seaham (Stanley Street)
Sunday service at 10.30am; Bible Study on a Monday at 7pm; and Prayer Meeting on a Wednesday at 7pm (all via Zoom).
Contact Eric Southwick for further information, or phone Anita on 07837 921197.
Sunday Morning Service at 10:30am on Zoom (usually connect about 10:15am). The invitation is sent out on a Saturday.
Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom (usually connect about 7:25pm). The invitation is sent out on a Monday.
Contact Phil Oliver for further information.
Sutton Village Church
The church fellowship have WhatsApp groups, which you are more than welcome to join:
- A chat & fellowship group including daily postings of Bible verses, poems, hymns and messages of encouragement
- Prayer Group
- A church Information group providing information from daily devotionals, prayers, web links to worship songs, Bible studies and services.
You can get further information from David Hill.
Geoff Chapman, from our West Camel IM Church, has produced a booklet of 40 short daily reflections for Lent, based on John chapters 11 to 19, entitled ‘The Gathering Storm’.
Geoff has kindly made it available to all of the Connexion for people to use individually/in their churches.
If you would like a downloadable, PDF copy, please email either Geoff or Kathy at the Resource Centre and they would be happy to send you a copy. If you would like printed copies, these can be also arranged via Kathy for 60p each (plus P&P).
North Western Baptist Association (NWBA)
Our friends from NWBA, who share the office space at the Resource Centre, are happy to share with you their online resources and streams, which you will find here.
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This could be a useful way for you to keep in touch with one another or hold Bible Studies. There are several options available, but we haven’t had time to test them all. One that we have seen in use, that has either a paid options or a free option is below.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom is available either online via a web browser or can be downloaded as an app. So can be used on desktops, tablets or mobile phones. Our initial tests show the quality of the calls to be good, so perhaps you could try this for your church? For more details check out the Zoom website.
There is also an option for people to dial-in via a landline to any Zoom meeting using a local-rate call number.
If you want to learn more about how to use Zoom, check out this YouTube Video, which is a complete beginner’s guide to using the application.
North East Circuit – Latest Devotional for this Sunday
The churches in the North East have produced a devotional for the coming weekend. You can find it here.
Churches Together in England – Prayers of Hope
Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. Visit Prayers of Hope to download a copy.
This poster has been made available due to awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills, so CTE are keen to avoid adding any pressure to emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Bible Project – Church at Home
In the last few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our entire world. For most of us, this has affected every area of life, including the weekly rhythms of our church, whether that’s a small home group or a Sunday worship service. The team at BibleProject have created a resource that could serve families, small groups, and individuals during this unique time.
Every week, you’ll find one of the BibleProject videos, along with some suggested Scripture readings that focus on the ideas explored in the video. You’ll also see some suggested discussion questions for each Scripture reading that could be used for a group conversation or personal reflection. Feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like, they simply wanted to provide some ways to generate Jesus-centered conversations at home.
To access this content go to this page. Here you will be able to catch up on previous weeks and sign up to a newsletter, if you wish, that tells you of the content due out each week.