Diocesan press releases

COVID-19: Staying at home resources

Church life is going to look quite different in light of COVID-19. On this page you can find resources that will help you deepen your faith and remain part of the wider church community.

If you are on your own and would like to chat with someone, please do contact your local priest.

As more and more people self-isolate, let us remain thoughtful and compassionate to one another and continue to live a life inspired by Christ. Please stay in contact with friends, families, neighbours and colleagues.


A message from Bishop June

Compassion and hope in uncertain times.


National Day for Prayer and Action

This Mothering Sunday, March 22nd, Cytun are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds. More details here.


Prayers

From the Bench of Bishops

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales 17 March 2020

Church in Wales

Church in Wales are curating prayers from across the Province. Visit their website to access these resources.

St Fagans Aberdare

Prayers and intercessions are available from St Fagans Aberdare.

Praying at Home, St Asaph

St Martins of Tours Church, Llay, have created a Praying at Home resource and is available to access from their website.

Pray As You Go

Daily prayer sessions from the popular Pray As You Go website. Also available as an app.

#PrayToEndCov19

A guide to praying for the end of COVID-19 available from Sim.org.

24/7 Prayer

A virtual prayer room for the Coronavirus pandemic. Also available from 24/7 Prayer is a 60 minute prayer guide.


Spiritual pilgrimage

Create your own spiritual and prayerful at home with our design your own labyrinth guides.


Blessings

Fr Gareth Rayner-Williams prepared this Blessing which you are free to use: Blessing to be used during COVID 19


Online sermons and services

 

St Martin in Roath

Highlights from St Martin in Roath Sung Mass can be found each week on their YouTube channel.

Here’s a taster from the Third Sunday in Lent.

Upper Rhondda

Fr Philip Leyshon is filming short services and uploading to their YouTube channel. A taster is below.