Resources for Sundays

Sunday 5th April: Palm Sunday

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and our Sunday worship is led by Chris, with help from over 20 members of the congregation.

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Palm Sunday at Home Liturgy
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Here are some simple Palm Sunday prayers with actions, from Lucy.

More reflections, prayers and resources for Palm Sunday can be found in our special Holy Week edition of Parish Voice, which you can find here.

Palm Sunday resouces for adults from Roots

Sunday 29th March: Passion Sunday

This Sunday is Passion Sunday and our Sunday worship is led by James and the Shakespeare family.

At home liturgy for Sunday 29th March 2020
Service for Sunday 29th March 2020.pdf
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James' reflection for Sunday 29th March 2020
Reflection for 29 March 2020.pdf
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A message from Elizabeth Trenchard, our Organist and Choir Director:


The anthem for Sunday 29th March was to be “Wash me throughly” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. The words are taken from psalm 51, verses 2 and 3. This anthem starts with a treble soloist introducing the theme, which the full choir then sing. Then there is a fantastic fugal section lead by the basses before the sustained quiet ending.


Sunday 22nd March: Mothering Sunday

This Sunday, 22nd March, is Mothering Sunday, a time when traditional we would have returned to our 'Mother' churches.


This week will be the first Sunday where we are unable to hold Public Worship at St John's, but you can still worship together as a community, using the resources below. Why not use them at 10am, when we would have all met together usually!


Mothering Sunday Home Liturgy
For you to follow yourself at home.
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Video of this Sunday's Readings and Reflection, with a range of prayers - for this week we've aimed to keep to 15 minutes, whilst we experiment with the format! Please do use this as part of your worship at home.

And, thanks to Lucy, here are some intercessions for Mothering Sunday.

Live Streaming Links

This week we will not be 'Live Streaming' services at St John's; although we will look at what we might produce during Holy Week. However, there are a number of churches and cathedrals which will be doing this well! 
If you would like to follow a full service either live, or in recording, why not try:


Ely Cathedral

Great St Mary's


The BBC will also be launching a virtual church service on Sunday mornings, across local radio and led by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Radio 4’s Sunday Worship can be found here:



Other Service Booklets and Liturgies

Here are some other resources for prayer and worship you can do at home this Sunday:


Liturgy for 4th Sunday of Lent from St Bene't's Church

Liturgy for Mothering Sunday from Ely Cathedral


Ely Diocese, Sunday Morning Resources for Mothering Sunday.


St John's Sermon Archive, containing a number of past sermons.



Spiritual Communion


Spiritual Communion describes a means by which  person can receive full communion with Jesus Christ, even when they are unable to partake in the Eucharist. 


Two liturgies for this are given below.


Spiritual Communion from Church of England

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