Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Prayers for Manchester

The Liturgical Commission has received a number of enquiries today in the wake of yesterday’s events in Manchester, asking for resources for vigil services. In addition to the prayers tweeted by the Church of England Communications team, by a number of dioceses and by other individuals, the links below to the Church of England website give a number of appropriate prayers for the world/society here https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/topical-prayers/prayers-for-the-world.aspx.

and for individuals here https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/topical-prayers/prayers-for-personal-situations.aspx.

For those needing a complete order of service, pp. 443-448 of New Patterns for Worship has an outline headed “Facing Pain: a Service of Lament” — also downloadable from here https://churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/newpatterns/sampleservicescontents/npw18.aspx

Some of the ‘Cross’ and ‘Lament’ (possibly also ‘Living in the world’ and ‘Relationships and healing’) resources from New Patterns for Worship might also be appropriate for inclusion in that service, or as stand-alone elements in your regular service.

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The Revd Ally Barrett has helpfully compiled this further list of suitable resources http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/liturgy/reflective-resources.pdf

It includes hymn suggestions, further prayers, images, quotations, children's and all-age resources, sermon ideas, and a "disaster response toolkit" for more general use.

Posted by: Simon Kershaw on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 2:17pm BST

Unfortunately I am unable to access Revd Ally Barrett's resources. Simply getting the dreaded 404 Not Found
Please advise.

Posted by: Julie Mintern on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 5:09pm BST

Sorry -- I've corrected the link, which was accidentally including the full stop at the end of the sentence as part of the link.

Posted by: Simon Kershaw on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 5:12pm BST
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