During the time that our churches are closed for public worship, this page will carry resources which will help maintain the church’s worshipping presence, even when we can’t meet together.

Communion Service for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the start of the most solemn week of the Christian calendar when events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are commemorated.

Materials and guidance to parishes and individuals have been issued by the Church of England including practical activities to do at home, suggestions for prayer and Bible study, live streaming of services and advice for dioceses and churches (See here for details).

A service of Holy Communion will be available to watch on our YouTube channel (click here) from 9am on Palm Sunday. If you want to follow and take part in the service, the service booklet can be downloaded here.

The readings for the service are
Palm Gospel : Matthew 21:1-11
First Reading : Isaiah 50:4-9a
Second Reading : Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel (Passion Reading) : Matthew 26:14 to 27:66

There is a useful note from the Diocese of York about participating in an online communion service (here).

Livestreaming Church Services

A list of those Churches in the Diocese of York which are livestreaming services can be found here.

Morning and Evening Prayer Service Booklets

Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer

Compline

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

Other resources will be added as and when they are ready.