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Welcome to UK Church Online

Welcome to UK Church Online, a free resource, set out as a one stop shop to help Churches and Christians navigate this time of uncertainty, while in lockdown.

Here you can find an ever growning and constantly updated list of online church services of varying denominations. Music, films and videos to sit back and enjoy. Kids and Youth resources to print out, download or watch to keep the little ones engaged. Plus loads of tools and resources for leaders who are trying to make church online happen locally.I hope you and your church are blessed by this, and I pray that even though our church doors are shut, we can still reach be Church and reach people with the Good News of Jesus.

Blessings, Sam Higgins

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Clementine Rose

5 ways to keep going in faith during lockdown

During this unexpected season, how do we keep faith during the tough times and especially in this time during lockdown? So many different emotions are swirling around our heads. But leaning in to the faith that we do have and by spending time with God, our faith can go from strength to strength. Isaiah 41:10 says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” God wants us to know that no matter what, He is with us. Whatever you are going through, do not be afraid because God is right here with you.

Below are 5 ways to keep going in faith during lockdown.

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HigginsSamuel

How to do Church Online – Recording services and Church social media tips

How can I do a church service online each week? What do I do with our church social media pages? What do I post? Well, let’s have a look and unpack this.
Well, to give you an insight for my churches, I am the youth minister across three churches here in Peterborough. And what I’m doing is I’ve taken on the role, the task to produce these online services…

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UK Church Online

Meeting People Where They Are: Why Church Online {Biblically} Works

Life has been a roller coaster of change across the world. Almost everything has been shaken in some way. Lockdowns are happening worldwide as everything involving community engagement, leisure, and travel deemed unnecessary have ceased. This means, the church must also close its doors for the time being.
But this begs the question: must we close our doors at all?

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Sunday Services

Live services from across the country

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Find Local CofE Services

Staying at home but want to join a church service this weekend?
Find hundreds of live streamed services from Church of England Churches across England.

free dial-in worship phone line

Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

TBNUK Sundays

TBNUK is a Christian TV channel on Freeview channel 65 and Sky 582.
Tune in for worship at 11:30
Sacred Harmony at 1pm
and the Hillsong UK service at 6:30pm

National Weekly Service

(Anglican)
CofE National weekly service continues each week online.
The service will premiere on Facebook, YouTube and the CofE website at 9am on Sunday.

Songs of Praise

Join Songs of Praise for an afternoon of Hymns and reflections, hearing stories from up an down the country of faith.
Every Sunday at 1.15pm on BBC One and afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

Radio 4 Sunday Service

Enjoy Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday at 8:10am

Catholic Mass

(Catholic)
Watch Catholic Mass Online at St Mary of the Angels from your home computer or mobile device.
Sunday: 10:30am

Gas Street, Birmingham

(Anglican)
The church headed up by worship leader Tim Hughes and wife Rachel Hughes. will be broadcasting their services at 11am

Holy Trinity Brompton

(Anglican)
The home of the alpha course, HTB will host a live recording of the service, available every Sunday at GMT 09:30; 11:00; 12:30; 14:00; 15:30; 17:00; 18:30; 20:00 and 21:30.

Audacious Church Manchester

(Non Denominational)
Join us as we stream three services (10am | 12pm | 5:30pm) on YouTube channel and Facebook, chat, submit your prayer requests and do Church where YOU are!

Soul Survivor Watford

(Anglican)
The church known for its massive summer youth camp, Soul Survivor Watford invites you to join on Sunday morning at 10.30am for worship, hear from God’s word and pray together.

Wesley’s Chapel in London

(Methodist)
9:45am, 11am services will be broadcasted on YouTube. Morning prayer throughout the week can also be found here

St. Peters, Brighton

(Anglican)
The church home to the worship group BrightCity and Elle Limebear, have their service at 10:30am

KingsGate Community Church Peterborough

(Non Denominational)
We're so excited to gather together, at home, every Sunday - Join us at 9am, 11am & 5pm

Swan Bank in Burslem

(Methodist)
10:30am service will be broadcasted on Facebook and Youtube

Emmaus Rd

(Non Denominational)
The home of Pete Greig, Emmaus Rd is a vibrant community at the heart of the 24-7 Prayer movement, and part of the international network of 24-7 Prayer Communities.
10am

Exchange Church Belfast

(Non Denominational)
We are church centred on Jesus Christ & His finished work. Discover what it means to live free from condemnation, shame & guilt.

Destiny Church Glasgow

(Non Denominaltional)
Destiny Church is one of Scotland’s success stories. We started with just a handful of people, but by God’s grace, have grown to become one of the significant churches in the nation, and have opened many other Destiny Churches in Scotland, Europe and across the world.

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Christian Conferences & Festivals

music, teachings, youth, kids and more

Big Church Day Out:

Christian Music festival with over 50 artists from across the world at the Wiston Estate, West Sussex, UK.

Wildfires Festival:

Wildfires is a three day festival at the Wiston Estate, West Sussex, UK, with teaching worship and things for youth and kids as well.

Spring Harvest Home:

Spring Harvest Home is a completely free online conference programme with content suitable for everyone in the family. You will find some amazing material all built around the 2020 theme of “Unleashed – The Acts Church Today“. Never has there been a more appropriate time for us to gather together as a community to worship, learn, laugh and pray together.

Creation Fest:

This year, we’re gutted that we won’t be meeting together in a field in Cornwall. But instead, we’re planning to take our special brand of Creation Fest fun online, creating a series of TV-style shows that will take the best of what Creation Fest has to offer – and all that makes it unique – and condense it into six, half-hour (ish!) episodes to be aired weekly throughout July-August 2020.

New Wine:

After making the difficult decision to cancel our United 20 gathering, as we’ve prayed, fasted and listened to the Lord we’ve had a growing sense of God calling us to prepare local churches to emerge from lockdown confident and equipped for mission. To Break Out, prayed up and fired up with a message of hope and healing for a hurting world.

United Breaks Out will be a mix of online celebrations – featuring worship, teaching and prayer ministry for families, adults & youth – seminars, webinars, family activities, the United App, an online resource area and more.

Prayer

Daily morning and evening prayer

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Morning and Evening Prayer

Two forms of service for Daily Prayer are offered here: the traditional services of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer (1662) together with a traditional form of Night Prayer; and contemporary forms of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer from Common Worship: Daily Prayer.

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Soultime

"Soultime is an app that enables people on the move to be drawn back into a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ." ~ Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury
Join 200,000 other Christians using Soultime to get closer to God with a course of personalised meditations made just for you

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Free dial-in prayer & worship phone line

Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

Virtual Prayer room

Virtual Prayer room

Join 24-7 prayer's virtual prayer room to pray for the coronavirus pandemic - sign up for an hour as an individual, household or community.
Add your nation when you sign up: e.g. "Jon - USA"
*Multiple people are able to sign up for the same slot and pray at the same time*

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UCB's PrayerLine

Sometimes prayer can be difficult. We struggle to know what to say and how to say it. We can feel alone in what we’re going through. In those times, it’s great to have someone to pray alongside you. That’s where the UCB Prayerline comes in…
The UCB Prayerline is not a counselling or advice service, but is here to help you bring God into the situations you’re facing. This confidential service is available to you whoever you are and whatever background you come from.

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Pray as you go

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
Brought to you by Jesuit Media Initiatives, Scotland

Scripture

various ways to engage with scripture

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Free Bible SMS

receive a Bible verse over text message everyday from Premier

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UCB's Word for today

With daily readings based on Scripture, articles, and things to pray about, the UCB Word For Today is designed to help you get into the habit of spending time with God every day.

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The Bible App

Already installed on over 415 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com.

Daily Challenge

Daily challenge taken from our facebook group

Kids

Apps and streaming services for kids

National Assembly

Online school Oak National Academy is broadcasting its first assembly, in partnership with Tes.
Led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and education secretary Gavin Williamson, the assembly will be broadcast to the thousands of homes using the online school, which was launched last week.

Free Big Start Assemblies

Here at Big Start Assemblies we believe the proof of the pudding really is in the eating. So with this in mind, we have made one complete series, which includes 13 assemblies, available for FREE! Each assembly includes a plan, presentation slides, a song, a film and an interactive story.

A Family Devotional from Children Can

Join us for our Christian family devotions every weekday. Each episode has an activity pack that can be downloaded from

HOPE IS ALIVE 7 Bible Based Activity Sheets For Primary Aged Children & Families

These activity sheets are designed to help families with young children focus on the hope that we have as Christians and how we can respond during difficult times. They come as a FREE PDF download for you to print at home, although there is also an option to pay for a hard copy to be posted to you.

Together at Home

Together @ Home has some amazing resources to print out and use with your children. There's Sunday School Sheets, Bible passages to unpack, puzzle sheets and so much more! All free!

Bible App for Kids printouts

Adventure Books include memory verses, colouring activities, and questions that help develop a deeper understanding of the themes taught in the Video Episodes. Download the Adventure Books for free!

Sunday Kids Live

A LIVE kids show on Sundays at 12noon (UK).
This is an exciting joint kidmin resource with Connect Church St Andrew's Church, Chorleywood, Christ Church Chorleywood The King's Church Amersham and Allstars Kids Club

Watch LIVE on the AllstarsKidsClubGO Kids TV Platform and app.

AllstarsKidsClubGO - The FREE kids TV channel and app.

FREE Christian kids streaming platform. Packed with music, cartoons, drama, interviews, sketches, Bible songs, comedy, Bible teaching, preschool music, and lots more. No ads - no cost - totally FREE!
You can also download the app on all your devices (AppleTV, iOS, Android, Google, Roku, Amazon)

Youth

Apps and online services for youth

LZ7 Cabin Fever!

Various nighs a week Lindz West live streams DJ sets, quiz nights, giveaways and more.

Just Show Up - Workout

30 minutes on facebook and instagram live video with Lindz takin’ fitness to get us powered up and ready! Its a vibe and you can be any level! All you need is your PE kit, two cans of beans or bottles of Coke/water bottles and a load of perseverance and ready to sweat

YesHEIS

Join 1,221,872 million Christians and overcome your faith-sharing struggles by following these 3 simple steps:
1. Get the app,
2. Think of a friend you'd like to reach for Jesus,
3. Allow us to inspire, stretch and challenge you to take action and make a difference in that person's life!

Church Leaders

Guides, tips and resources for Church leaders

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Online Streaming Guide

An extensive guide on best practices for preaching over live stream or pre-recorded video

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Faith on Facebook Toolkit

Our ultimate goal is to equip you with the tools to help you continue the faith conversations you have during the week on Facebook, through pages, groups, watch party, Facebook Live

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Online Media Resources

St Thomas’ Church, Newcastle have created some resources for the church to use at this time when meeting in person is not possible. Have a look at the resources below and share them with your friends. Take this opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus!

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How to use Zoom for a church meeting, Bible study, prayer session or small group

Heard of or used Zoom? Wondered how your church can use it?
The CofE shared their tips and best practice guide to help you keep connected with your community.

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Labs Learning webinars

In this series of webinars, we look at different ways your church can use digital communications to keep connected with those who attend your services and events, as well as reaching out and caring for those in your local community.
These webinars are free to attend and will be recorded.

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Social Media Calendar

In this video, I'll outline for you a 7-day social media calendar for your church - specifically to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic while our church's in-person gatherings are suspended.
This calendar is repeatable. So if you choose, you can use it as the framework for your social media content rhythms for the foreseeable future.

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Free Worship sets for your church streams

Cody and I (Kari Jobe) are so excited to offer free worship sets from our home—to churches. We’ve been praying about how we can resource the church in this time and think this could be helpful to encourage your church in worship and give your team a couple of weeks’ break from the crazy new streaming world we all find ourselves in. We love you all.

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Streaming Resound Worship Songs

We've said this before, but it bears repeating. STREAMING RESOUND WORSHIP SONGS During the Covid-19 crisis, we give permission for all churches worldwide to stream Resound Worship songs. This includes our videos, our recordings, our lyrics and your own performances. If you have a streaming licence (eg CCLI, OneLicense), we’d appreciate it if you would report your usage. If you don’t, we would like you to use our material anyway.
We do not currently make copyright claims on YouTube or Facebook videos, so you should be able to use our songs without triggering their algorithms and shutting down your feed. Stay home, stay safe.

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Free Scripture Pictures

Another website produced by Sam Higgins (creator of UK Church Online) is Hope Social. A place full of scripture pictures from photos taken and edited by Sam. Feel free to use these on your social media.

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FROM us for your accounts:

FREE church.yt domain name:

For a lot of churches, you may be streaming or uploading your services to youtube. However you are unable to get a custom url, for example instead of youtube.com/yourchurchname your url is youtube.com/channel/random-numbers-and-letters12345abc and can be hard to remember.

You can now apply for a free web address that will redirect to your youtube channel or youtube playlist. Get YOURCHURCH.church.yt for free until 31st December 2020. If you would like to keep and use the link past that date, we ask that you contribute to the cost of upkeep towards the domain name.

Submit your request below, and this will be manually verified and you will be contacted once it has been set up.

Music

Selection of worship music to enjoy

Youtube worship music playlist:

Videos

Great faith base videos to keep you going

A Necessary Conversation For All Young People At This Time | Extended Cut

The extended cut of message from Youth Online 5-6-20
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Films & TV

Christian streaming from netflix and amazon prime

God's Not Dead

(Amazon Prime)
Momentous and thought-provoking, a debate of a lifetime comes to a head in this compelling and critically-acclaimed drama, starring Shane Harper and Kevin Sorbo. When atheist lecturer Professor Radisson challenges his philosophy class to sign a declaration stating that 'God is Dead', devout Christian Josh cannot accept and sets out to prove God's existence. Take your seats!

Grace Unplugged

(Netflix)
Every Sunday, 18 year old Grace performs at church with her ex-rock star father, but she longs to share her talent with the rest of the world

God's Not Dead 2

(Amazon Prime)
Upon breaching school policy by answering a question on religion in her history class, Grace (Melissa Joan Hart, TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch) suddenly faces an epic court case that may cost her not only her career, but may expel God from the classroom once and for all.

Never Heard

(Netflix)
As his father sits behind bars, a young man is lured into Los Angeles' merciless drug world and forced to choose between God and gang life.

Hillsong

(Amazon Prime)
Capturing the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based church band Hillsong United, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise spotlights the talent and humility of this group that has become a global phenomenon.

Come Sunday

(Netflix)
A crisis of faith sets renowned fundamentalist preacher Carlton Pearson on a new spiritual path that jeopardises everything he holds dear

Case for Christ

(Amazon Prime)
An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

I'm in Love with a Church Girl

(Netflix)
When a tough-minded ex-drug dealer falls for a beautiful but highly devout woman, their mutual attraction takes them both down a twisty path

A Box of Faith

(Amazon Prime)
Alone and on her own, sixteen-year-old Dior figures out how to survive on the streets by the stroke of a spiritual pen.

Rock for Jesus

(Amazon Prime)
Aaron Driver was once the singer of a rising Christian Rock Band "Reborn". Now, he's struggling with suicidal thoughts and dealing with the fallout of his band, his friends, his faith, and the lost love of his life, Haley. But his world changes when a mysterious producer shows up and offers Aaron a chance to go to Los Angeles and restart his life and career.

Faith's Song

(Amazon Prime)
A young girl's faith is tested when her parents are suddenly killed in a car accident and she's forced to move in with relatives who don't share her belief in God.

Passion of Christ

(Amazon Prime)
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Friendly Blog Posts

useful and encouraging blog posts from various sources

3 Ways to See Your Dreams Come True

by Leah Bucko

Do you feel that it's too late to see your dreams come true? Or are you overcome with doubt and scared of what people may think of you? Or is it the big one ’Fear of Failure’?
All of the above has happened to me and I know I'm not the only one. So today I am going to give you three simple steps you can take, and I promise you that you will be three steps closer to seeing your dreams awaken.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME WHEN SELF-ISOLATING

by ClemLoves

There are so many things happening all over the world right now that feel very surreal. It’s a very challenging and testing time. But one thing that I do know is that even through everything that is currently going on, God is doing amazing and wonderful things daily. He loves every one of us and wants to help us, no matter what we are going through. He really cares. I pray that you will have peace and comfort and hold on to hope. Below I have listed a few things to do if you are self-isolating at home.

Beauty in the Brokenness

by Samuel Higgins

I’m going to start this off with the truth and not with sunshine, flowers and fluffy bunnies. Life is hard. It’s tough! And being a Christian can sometimes feel like it makes it even harder for us, as its perceived that once you’re a Christian, life is all hunky dory. But it’s not in fact Jesus told us it wouldnt be…
Everyone will hate you because of me. But if you remain faithful until the end, you will be saved.

5 WAYS FAITH KEEPS US STRONG DURING TOUGH TIMES

by ClemLoves

As a Christian, my faith is so important to me. My faith helps me, comforts me and gives me peace and joy during tough times. Today’s post is in collaboration with Rebecca and Benny and is all about the 5 ways faith keeps us strong during those tough times...

The Church Of My Dreams

by Andy John Smith

I share these words I wrote as a younger man, with a fiery zeal in my bones, which I confess may have wained with middle-age. However, they seem appropriate for the first day in my lifetime that we are unable to meet together for public worship due to the coronavirus. A call to be the church beyond the building...

In These Uncertain Times

by Megan Cleeton

By now we all are aware of the uncertainty that is upon us. The news of recent events has consumed every aspect of our lives. There is nowhere we can go without seeing or hearing about the effects of Coronavirus. And how are we dealing with it?...

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Scripture Pictures

Free to use on Social Media from hope social

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