Online Church Services, Prayers & Worship

This Sunday

This Sunday we will be joining Brixham Mission Community for their online service. John Gay will be preaching on Colossians 3:16: ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching… wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.’

Watch the service from Sunday morning here

Last Sunday

This Sunday we visited Ely Cathedral for their sung Eucharist at 10.30am on the theme of Modern Slavery Day. Watch the service here

This was followed by an online presentation and discussion on Modern Day Slavery which you can watch here.

Video sermons to download and use in your services

Each week one of our bishops, archdeacons or another member of our senior clergy will be filming a 10 minute talk based on the Lection readings for that Sunday. They will be available to download on our Vimeo page from the Thursday before.

This week Jackie Searle, Bishop of Crediton, recorded a reflection on the theme of Sharing the Good News:

Last week Andrew Beane, Archdeacon of Exeter, recorded a reflection on the theme of Worship, Welcome and Wonder:

Bishop Robert recorded a special Harvest reflection:

You can also view the sermons on our Youtube channel.

These are designed to be used by churches and small groups in online worship and can also be shown on screen in your in person church services. We welcome your feedback!

Re-creation and Refreshment

During August we offered 4 reflections for lay and ordained leaders across the Diocese to take a moment for spiritual refreshment and re-creation. They were led by Bishop Robert, Bishop Nick, Bishop Jackie and the Dean of Exeter Cathedral, Jonathan Greener. You can still view them here:

Free Phone Line with Hymns, Reflections and Prayers

The Daily Hope phone line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  It is run by the Church of England and includes daily hymns, reflections and prayers. Please share information about it with anyone you know who is not online. Read more

Worship and contemplation at home

Simple Acts of Worship For Those Unable to Attend Church

The Church of England broadcasts a weekly online service every Sunday. You can view it here

Grass Roots is a great resource to do at home

Radio worship resources 

BBC Radio Devon Sunday Service  (0800 Sunday and then on BBC Sounds) and daily Pause for Thought (0635 weekdays, 0735 weekends) Available here

Devon churches which livestream services or other content

St Mag’s, Torquay, via Facebook

Exeter Cathedral via Facebook

St. Matt’s Plymouth via Facebook and their website on Sundays at 10am and 6pm

St. Matt’s Exeter via YouTube on Sundays at 11am

St. Swithun’s Church, Sandford via Facebook on Sundays at 10am and Wednesdays at 9.30am

Sherford Community Church have a 10am Sunday service which is watched via Facebook.

St. Peter and the Holy Apostles Plymouth via Facebook each day at 12pm

Fr. Daniel French, Vicar of Salcombe Holy Trinity Church via Facebook and YouTube, with a morning Eucharist service and an evening prayer each day.

St. Andrew’s Church, Cullompton via Facebook and Twitter with a ‘Thought for the Day’ video posted each day.

St. George & St. Paul, Tiverton via their website  on Sundays at 10.30am, with daily devotionals and evening prayer on YouTube and Facebook

Cockington Parish Churches via YouTube and Facebook on Sundays at 11am, with morning prayer at 9am and evening prayer at 7pm (Monday – Saturday)

St Margaret’s and St Luke’s in Topsham and Countess Wear, 10am Sunday service- Click here to join Zoom or use Meeting ID: 867 3814 0910

St. Michael’s Church, Chagford via YouTube on Sundays from 7am

The Clyst Mission Community via YouTube every Sunday at 10am

Ashburton and Moorland Mission Community via YouTube on Sunday at 9am and 1030am

St Michael’s, Alphington via Facebook on Sunday at 11am

St David’s Church, Exeter via Facebook on Sunday at 10.30am

St Michael and All Angels’ Mt Dinham livestream a Low Mass via Facebook every Wednesday at 10am.

Children and young people

There are so many ways to get children, young people and families involved in prayer, worship and contemplation at home.

We have put together some of the best resources available. Find out more

Prayers to download

Church of England Coronavirus Prayer Booklet

Handwashing Lord’s Prayer (courtesy of Rev’d Andy Dodwell)

Main coronavirus prayer

For those who are in isolation

For those who are ill

For medical staff and researchers