Worship in church or from home
The Sunday Morning Resources are available for use in churches, and 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 LLMs 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.
Access the Resources
To access the resources, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 10 December 2023 (The Second Sunday of Advent) click here
- Sunday Morning Resource 17 December 2023 (The Third Sunday of Advent) click here
- Sunday Morning Resource 24 December 2023 (The Fourth of Advent Christmas Eve) click here
- Sunday Morning Resource 25 December 2023 (Christmas Day) click here
Further Training Opportunities
ALM Preaching: If you regularly use the Sunday Morning Resources and would like to explore preaching, you may want to consider the ALM Preaching Course. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Foundations for Ministry: This course is both for those already exercising, or looking to exercise, a leadership role in an area of ministry in their local church, such as leading Bible study or prayer groups or children’s ministry. It is also a good option for those exploring a vocation to licensed lay or ordained ministry in the Church of England as it serves as a good preparation for further training and (re-)introduction to the academic side of ministry training. Foundations for Ministry helps to develop biblical and theological understanding and ways of looking at issues and situations that affect individuals and communities and how the church can help. Foundations for Ministry runs every academic year, so the next one starts in September. It's available online, and is designed to fit around a busy schedule.
Church of England Resources
You may also be interested in the Church of England worship resources.