Online Resources

The Church of England and Diocese of Chichester websites are a good source of podcasts, prayers, etc, including Family Worship, Worship at Home and activities for children.

https://www.chichester.anglican.org/                     https://www.churchofengland.org/

Chichester Cathedral 

We recognise many in our community and beyond are unable to join us in person.

We invite you to continue to share in the life and worship of the Cathedral by joining a live-streamed service 

Further resources for worship and prayer at home are available here.

Cracked Wide Open – Diocesan Lent Course 2021

Message from the Archbishops

The Archbishops invite the nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’.  Read their letter here.

Faith in Sussex  - the Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.

Due to the current situation, the latest issue of Faith in Sussex is available solely online. It can be found on the Diocesan website: https://www.chichester.anglican.org/faith-in-sussex/

Universal Credit

The Together in Sussex website has important information about Universal Credit. At this time many people are trying to claim and may be having difficulties understanding the system.  Please share this  resource - you may never know who you have helped. https://togetherinsussex.org.uk/whats-new/universal-credit

Bereavement Counselling

HD Tribe has introduced a new free bereavement counselling service. For further details, click here:

Some prayers that you may find useful in the days ahead:

A prayer for those who are ill
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 A prayer for ourselves
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,
‘I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself,
and keep me in your care.

For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A prayer for those who mourn

Gracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
Amen.

Worship resources at the end of the phone!

The Church of England has launched its free phone line of hymns, prayers and reflections. Call at any time of the day or night.

This booklet contains a small collection of prayers for use at

this challenging time in our lives, when we are struggling to find words to express how we feel. Clilck here to download: