This Sunday, gathered worship resumes at St John's and so we have not produced a special 'Church at Home' service in advance. Instead, we will be trialling recording the 11am Service of the Word. We hope that this will then be available later in the afternoon.
Please do bear with us as we explore various ways of both restarting gathered worship in church and preserving online worship for those who are unable (or choose not) to attend. These include full service recording, partial service recording and we are also looking into the possibility of Livestream. If you have any thoughts about what will work best for you, please do continue to share these with James and Chris.
Our service booklet for Sunday 12th can be downloaded below, so that you can use this in your worship at home.
For those of you who do not plan to attend gathered worship at St John’s and would like to worship online on Sunday mornings, here is a selection of nearby churches which are either already set-up for live-streaming, or which are continuing with online worship only on Sunday mornings:
Church of England (weekly service from the Church of England, broadcast from 9am on their YouTube Channel)
Ely Cathedral (Livestreaming on Sunday at 10:30am)
St Bene’t’s (Pre-recorded via their YouTube Channel)
St Andrew’s Cherry Hinton (Take Away worship from 8am)
St Barnabas (Broadcasting at 10:30am)
For those who aren’t able to use the internet, we plan to continue uploading our weekly sermons to the St John's Dial A Sermon Phone Line (01223 643887)
The Church of England continues to produce a free dial-in worship service phone line, which includes hymns and prayers – phone 0800 804 8044.
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.
Our Service of the Word this week is led by Revd James Shakespeare, with sermon and all age introduction from Revd Chris Campbell and contributions from the choir and congregation.
Resources for the whole family can be found here.
(Service available from Saturday afternoon)
The service sheet can be downloaded here:
Finally, these Sunday we are also very excited to have a special 'virtual' service of Choral Evensong, led by the Charter Choir of Homerton College. Do watch from 3pm on Sunday.