While public services at our churches and all other events are suspended, we are moving a lot of our activities online. This page is the easiest place to find out what's going on.
Sundays - St Mary's at Home
We will be hosting a Sunday service of Morning Worship, including hymns, prayers, a Bible reading and sermon, from home. This can be seen on our new YouTube Channel. It will be available as a Premiere from 10am and then can be watched back any time after that. Subscribe to our channel, to receive reminders and notifications on your phone or device.
Sunday 24 May
Watch our live streamed service on YouTube from 10am on Sunday (link above). We mark the Feast of the Ascension and the Thy Kingdom Come global wave of prayer, with Linda leading us to pray in the Spirit the prayer of Jesus. The pre-recorded video elements can be viewed in a playlist here (in case they fail to work in the live stream!) If you are skilled in video production or could help us stream our services, do get in touch using the contact form on our website!
10.45am - Virtual Junior Church session on Zoom
11.30am - Post Service Cuppa on Zoom
6pm - Virtual Youth Hub
Thy Kingdom Come
The global wave of prayer is in its fifth year! Lockdown couldn't stop the resurrected Jesus and it doesn't stop the Holy Spirit moving in power today. There are loads of resources on the Thy Kingdom Come website, including a Novena of prayer.
Our main focus of involvement at St Mary's and St Luke's will be 24 hours of non-stop prayer from 10am on Saturday 30 May to 10am on Sunday 31 May, when our Pentecost YouTube service will begin.
You can sign up to pray for an hour by emailing Elis and claiming your time. There will be a special prayer room set up on Zoom, which you'll be given the link for when you sign up. Here are some thoughts about how to make the most of your hour of prayer. You can also pray offline, but still get in touch so we know when you're praying.
The Prayer and Care pages give great advice on how to pray for five friends to encounter Jesus, while showing practical care for them along the way.
There is also the Thy Kingdom Come app, and you can sign up to receive inspirational videos and prayers in your email inbox.
Other worship on TV and radio
Songs of Praise is on BBC One at 1.15pm, and then afterwards on the iPlayer.
Sunday worship is on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10am and local radio stations at 8am.
Choral Evensong is on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesdays at 3.30pm (repeated on Sundays)
The Church of England is broadcasting live services at 9am on the Church of England Facebook page.
Plenty of other local and national churches are live-streaming services, including communion, on their social media channels. It's never been easier to 'go to church' and you can go in your pyjamas! Use this opportunity to have a look around; there's plenty of great stuff out there.
Morning prayer live
Join in with Morning Prayer on Facebook Live.
Morning prayer will be said for the parish live on our Facebook page at 9am Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am on Wednesday and 9am on Thursday.
We'll mainly be using the Daily Office for the Church of
England which you can find here.
Thursdays will be more informal and use a variety of resources.
Thursday Night Prayer Group
New things are happening in this time of lockdown! Join a short, 40-minute prayer meeting, Thursdays 8.15pm - 8.55pm, via Zoom. All are welcome, whether you're new to prayer or have been praying all your life. Click here to join the meeting.
Giving to St Mary's
We have updated our Giving page to enable online donations while we are unable to meet. Please prayerfully consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme to become a regular donor, or giving a one-off donation with a credit or debit card.
Supporting the Foodbank
Watch this video.
The Foodbank at St Paul's Hounslow West is still operating on a Wednesday, but our collection point is now out of bounds. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Foodbank to support those who are vulnerable during this time, you can do so easily via text.
To donate £5, text JRQQ02 to 70970
To donate £30, text JRQQ02 to 70191
Alternatively you can make an online donation (and choose your own amount) here.
Other resources to help you worship at home
Spring Harvest Home - 13th to 17th April - tons of teaching, worship and uplifting content, absolutely free. Something for everyone. Check it out and consider supporting Spring Harvest so the event can return in person next year.