Resources for use by people and parishes during this time

Posted on the 24th Mar 2020 in the category Statements

During the current situation with Coronavirus, whilst churches are closed, we are working with The Society to provide a range of resources for use by people that will help them to pray at home.


Praying At Home Booklet

We have produced a booklet of prayers and devotions that people can use to aid their prayer life at home during the current situation when we are not able to pray together physically.  This resource can be downloaded and printed as a booklet, and we encourage people to use these prayers during this time.  The booklet can be downloaded HERE.


Praying the Rosary

The Bishop of Fulham has produced some excellent resources to help us in praying the Rosary.  You can watch Bishop Jonathan explaining how to pray the Rosary by clicking here


There are also some downloadable resources HERE


Live Streaming 

We know that many parishes are investigating live streaming of Mass and the offices during this time. There is some excellent guidance from the Church of England website on how to do this. You can find this guidance by 



Worship with children

Clare Williams is offering weekly emails to support parents with activities for Faith at home during the next few weeks - links to resources, specific and seasonal resources all available. Please sign up by emailing Clare by CLICKING HERE


Clare has also set up a blog which gives suggestions for worship as a family and some further resources.  You can access the blog HERE.


The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham’s schools resources page also has some good resources for use at home during this time.  You can find them by clicking HERE  


The Church Union’s ‘Foundations’ resource has material for use on Sundays which you might also find helpful.  You can find the free download HERE  

Resources from the Church of England

There are lots of resources available from the Church of England and these are being updated regularly.  You can find the link HERE  


Other resources

The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has produced some other resources to help us pray at home during this time.  Click here for more details


Apps you might find helpful

For those who have a smart phone or tablet, the following list of apps (available for download from your App Store) might be helpful in your daily prayer life.  This list is not exhaustive and if you have come across any other good resources, please email Fr Adam by CLICKING HERE


#LiveLent – The Church of England’s daily reflections for Lent.  Download for Android.
                                                                                                     Download For IOS


Universalis  - The Divine Office, with Morning and Evening Prayer as well as Midday Prayer, Compline and the Office of Reading.            Download for Android.      Download for IOS

Church of England Daily Prayer – The Daily Office from Common Worship.  Download for Android.   Download for IOS


Daily Examen – An app that guides you through the Ignatian spirituality practice of having a review of the day and how God has been active in your life.  Download for Android.     Download for IOS


Sacred Space – An app that takes you through a time of prayer in six steps.  Download for Android.               Download for IOS


Pray as you go – This is a useful app to help you pray wherever you may be.   Download for Android.            Download for IOS


Jesuit Prayer – This app provides daily reflections and scripture readings as well as prayer resources             Download for Android.   Download for IOS



Please be assured of the prayers of all of us at The Church Union at this time.