Sunday Morning Resources

Worship from home - Keeping safe and praising God

While it is not possible for everyone to join together in a church building right now, we can join as one in our worship in our own homes. We encourage you to join in with Bishop Dagmar's reflections - click here

The Sunday Morning Resources are still available for use in churches that have been opened, but also for use at home for personal reflecction or worship with those you live with. Based on the lectionary readings for the Sunday, each resource consists of a short reflection based on the Gospel reading. The homilies have been written by clergy and LLM/Readers in the Diocese of Ely.

The reflections are accompanied by suggestions for prayers, tied into the theme of the sermon, and also suggestions for suitable hymns and songs you may want to listen to online, or sing yourself if you know them. Some contributors also provide suggestions for all-age worship.

To access the resources simply click on the links below for the relevant Sunday and download the pdf file, which you can then print if you wish. If you use the resources, your feedback would be much appreciated - please email [email protected].


Resources for all parishes to use, following the death of HRH, Prince Philip

  • Suggested order of service, and homily written by Bishop Stephen - click here
  • A message from Bishop Stephen  - click here
  • Resources for schools will be available on the Diocese of Ely Education Directorate website.
  • Please refer to the Church of England website for prayer and liturgical resources, as well as an online book of condolence. Locally it would also be appropriate to have the National Anthem sung at the end of Sunday services, to fly the union jack at half mast (where there is a flagpole) and to ring muffled bells (subject to covid specific guidelines).
  • To light a candle in prayer - click here 


Sunday Morning Resources

For use in church for those who are able, or at home to join in worship, albeit remotely, with others in the Diocese.

  • Sunday Morning Resource 18 April - click here
  • Sunday Morning Resource 25 April - click here
  • Sunday Morning Resource 2 May - click here
  • Sunday Morning Resource 9 May - click here
  • Sunday Morning Resource 16 May - click here
  • Sunday Morning Resource 23 May - coming soon
  • Sunday Morning Resource 30 May - click here


Other Diocesan Resources

  • This time of social distancing has provided an opportunity for families to experiment with worshipping together, whilst many church buildings are still closed. Have you thought about trying to use the Family Way of Life to provide a framework for your family? The Family Way of Life has weekly resources that you can also explore from home - to view the downloadable content visit the web page here.

Church of England resources

You may also be interested in some of the central Church of England resources:

  • There are also more worship resources - here
  • For advice on Spiritual Communion during the Coronavirus outbreak - click here


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