Coronavirus – Worship Resources and Updates

Coronavirus – Worship Resources and Updates

We will be updating this page as new guidance becomes available. Please check regularly for updates.

Resources for prayer, Bible Reading and sermons will be made available on this website and through our social media outlets weekly.  Please look out for them and use them.

In these times please look out for your family and friends and those in the community – love your neighbour is most appropriate now!

Sunday 9th May & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 8th May can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. Do join us for our worship this week led by Revd Gordon Randall. We concentrate on the Bible Reading John 15: 9-17 which Revd Andrew Micklefield talks about. All interspersed with songs and prayers.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 9th May

Sunday 2nd May & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 1st May can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. This week’s worship is based around Jesus’ statement ‘I am the true vine’ from John Chapter 15. Our worship is led by Revd Andrew Micklefield and Gordon Randall speaks to us. All interspersed with songs, hymns and prayers. Do join us.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 2nd May

Sunday 25th April & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 24th April can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. Join us this week for our worship which is based on the ‘I am’ statement by Jesus – ‘I am the good shepherd’. Gordon Randall leads us through the service. Matthew Bayliss reads the Bible passage and Andrew Micklefield talks about it in the sermon. We hope you enjoy this time of worship and prayer.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 25th April

Sunday 18th April & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 17th April can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. Our worship this week is led by Revd Andrew Micklefield. Gordon Randall speaks about the Bible passage Luke 24: 36-48 which Michael Reynolds reads for us. Enjoy the hymns, prayers and time of worship.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 18th April

Sunday 11th April & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 10th April can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. We are still in the Easter Season – Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Today our worship is led by Revd Gordon Randall with the reading by Ruth Randall and prayers led by Wendy Burnhams. We focus on the disciples in the Upper Room with Jesus appearing to them saying ‘Peace be with you’. Read it in John 20: 19-31

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 11th April

Sunday 4th April – Easter Sunday & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 3rd April can be read here

Our special online Good Friday service can be found here. A service of readings, reflections and music as we recall the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Our Sunday worship is available here. Join us today as we celebrate Easter – Jesus rising from the dead. Our worship is led by Revd Andrew Micklefield and various families and children from across the parish. Enjoy the celebration!

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Easter Sunday

Sunday 28th March – Palm Sunday & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 27th March can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week Andrew and Gordon are in conversation with John Hubbard. Many of you will know him from his many areas of life in the community and in the church here in the parish. Here John talks about finding a home and raising a family in Alton, his faith and his great work in all matters environmental and ecological. Enjoy!

Our Sunday worship is available here. Begin Holy Week with us on this Palm Sunday. Today we recall Jesus entering into Jerusalem on the way to events which lead to his crucifixion and resurrection. Martha Lloyd reads Luke 19 28-44 and Gordon Randall speaks to us. Enjoy the songs, teaching and prayers.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 28th March

Sunday 21st March – Passiontide & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 20th March can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we revert back to our other midweek encouragement. Andrew introduces our encouragement followed by a Lent Talk from Bishop David

Our Sunday worship is available here. As we begin Passiontide and move closer to Holy Week Easter our worship concentrates on the Bible Reading John 12: 12-20. Led by Gordon Randall; Reading by Jean Marchant; Prayers by Martin East and talk by Andrew Micklefield.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 21st March

Sunday 14th March – Mothering Sunday 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 13th March can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Robin Lees. Gordon and Andrew chat with Robin about his involvement with our church on the High Street ‘Resurrection Furniture‘.

Our Sunday worship is available here. A service for Mothering Sunday led by Revd Andrew Micklefield. Intercessions led by Philippa Penfold. We have a fun quiz about inspirational women of the world, and special prayers for women who are there for us.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 14th March

Sunday 7th March 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 6th March can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Elaine Cook, a longstanding member of the St Lawrence Church Choir. Gordon amd Andrew chat with Elaine about her childhood, her faith and her love of singing.

Our Sunday worship is available here. This week we spend time on the theme for the 3rd Sunday of Lent. We concentrate on John 2: 13-22 where Jesus clears the Temple. Our Vicar, Andrew Micklefield leads our service, Gordon give our talk and Jenny Lawrence contributes the prayers.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 7th March

Sunday 28th February 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 27th February can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Martin East, an assistant priest with the Parish of the Resurrection. Gordon and Andrew chat with Martin about his career in the RAF, his faith and many other stories.

Our Sunday worship is available here. This week we conclude our sermon series reflecting on our parish vision. Today we concentrate on Acts 9: 32-43 – the story of Dorcas. Our Vicar, Andrew Micklefield leads our service with Gordon giving our talk.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 28th February

Sunday 21st February 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Gordon Randall published on 20th February can be read 21 feb 21

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Rosemary Arrowsmith-Oliver. Gordon chats with Rosemary about her work with Alton Lions, her faith and her football preference.

Our Sunday worship is available here. This week we continue our sermon series reflecting on our parish vision. Today we concentrate on Matthew 28: 1-20. How do we proclaim the risen Jesus? Gordon leads our service with Andrew giving our sermon. Judy Philips reads our Bible passage and Lisa Hillan delivers our prayers.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Methodist Sheet 21st Feb

Sunday 14th February 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 13th February can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with John Vivian. Gordon and Andrew chat with John Vivian. John works in the ambulance service. A really lovely listen.

Our Sunday worship is available here. We continue to look at what means to be The Parish of the Resurrection – what is our character and what are the characteristics of us as Resurrection people? This week we look at the story in Luke Chapter 7 of the Woman at Nain and the raising to life of her son. This is read to us by Yvonne Wickens and Revd Gordon Randall speaks about it. Sally Kemp leads us in our prayers.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 14th February

Sunday 7th February 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 6th February can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Martyn Edwards. Martyn is a regular helper with our children’s group Lighthouse and also on the future’s group. In this video Martyn shares more about his life and faith.

Our Sunday worship is available here. We now move into four weeks looking at what it means to be The Parish of the Resurrection – what is our character and what are the characteristics of us as Resurrection people. This fits with our vision to be Proclaiming the Risen Jesus, Steadfast in Fatih and Active in Service. In this service led by Revd Gordon Randall we have an Old Testament Reading, 2 Kings 4: 8-37, and we look at a miracle in Shumen and the prophet Elisha. That reading is read today by Steve Thompson; our prayers are by Barry Watts and the sermon from our Vicar, Andrew Micklefield. Enjoy this time as we come together!

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 7th February

Sunday 31st January 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 23rd January can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week we are in conversation with Dr Helen Walters. Helen chats with Andrew and Gordon about her work, her faith, her community and her love of Holybourne

Our Sunday worship is available here. We end our Epiphany season with the story of The Presentation of Christ at the Temple. This Sunday is often called Candlemas. We continue looking at our Parish Vision – Proclaiming the Risen Jesus, Steadfast in Fatih and Active in Service. Today our Associate Vicar Revd Gordon Randall talks about being ‘Active in Service’.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 31st January 2021

Sunday 24th January 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 23rd January can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week, we play a very meaningful song from St Aldates in Oxford ‘Hold On’. Andrew also leads us with some encouraging words.

Our Sunday worship is available here. We continue in this Epiphany season with the story of The Wedding at Cana and ‘Believe in Him’ and we are also looking at our Parish Vision – Proclaiming the Risen Jesus, Steadfast in Fatih and Active in Service. Today our Vicar Revd Andrew Micklefield talks about Being Steadfast in Faith. Corinne Armstrong leads us in the prayers and Revd Gordon Randall leads us through the service.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 24th January

Sunday 17th January 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 16th January can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week, Gordon and Andrew are in conversation with Landry Placid. Landry has journeyed recently from Cameroon in North-West Africa. He comes to England to be an intern for The Kings Arms and also for The Parish of the Resurrection. We welcome him and this is an opportunity to get to know him and be encouraged.

Our Sunday worship is available here. We continue in this Epiphany season with the story of Jesus calling his disciples to ‘Come & See’ and we are also looking at our Parish Vision – Proclaiming the Risen Jesus, Steadfast in Fatih and Active in Service. Today our Associate Vicar Revd Gordon Randall talks about Proclaiming the Risen Jesus from the passage John 1: 43-51. Angie Briggs leads us in the prayers and Revd Andrew Micklefield leads us through the service.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 17th January

Sunday 10th January 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 9th January can be read here

Our weekly encouragement video can be found here. This week, Gordon and Andrew are in conversation with Bob Marshall – well known in the parish for his lovely cakes especially at Church@4! He is also well know for his dogs, good humour and infectious faith.

Our Sunday worship is available here. We continue in this Epiphany season with the Baptism of Christ and we also begin a look at our Parish Vision – Proclaiming the Risen Jesus, Steadfast in Fatih and Active in Service. Our Vicar Revd Andrew Micklefield talks to this theme with the passage Mark 1: 4-11. Matthew Bayliss reads the Bible passage for us and Elspeth Mackeggie Gurney leads us in the prayers. Revd Gordon Randall, our Associate Vicar, leads us through the service.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 10th January

Sunday 3rd January 2021 & the week following

A new message from the Revd. Andrew Micklefield published on 2nd January can be read here

Our Sunday worship is available here. We celebrate Epiphany and the theme of our service is ‘Grace and Truth’. We welcome Revd Gordon Randall, our Associate Vicar to talk on this theme from John 1: 10-18. Ruth Randall reads the Bible passage for us and Fiona Micklefield leads us in the prayers. Revd Andrew Micklefield, our Vicar, leads us through the service.

This link will take you to a document of simple worship which you can use at home today.  This has been produced by the National Methodist Church Sunday 3rd January 2021