Resources

Here you will find resources recommended by Rev. Andy Bowden during the current crisis:

 

What is Christianity?

Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored gives people time and space to discover the best news they’ve ever heard. Over seven interactive sessions, as they explore Mark’s Gospel, people find out who Jesus is, what he achieved, and what it means for us today.

The Story of God, the World and you!

This is a place to explore the big questions of life. We don’t assume you believe in God but we hope you’ll take the time to engage with his story. It can be told as simply as 3, 2, 1…

Resources for Youth and Family:

Crafts for this coming Palm Sunday: Please click on the following link to download the Messy Church craft pages to do before Sarah and Tristan’s talk on Sunday 5th April:  Crafts 

Worship at Home  The various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer. Alongside them,  two simple acts of worship have been crafted, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound. Please scroll down the link for Morning and Evening prayers – Please click here. 

Seeds Family Worship offers a fun, easy way for your family to learn, memorise and hide God’s Word in your hearts! All music is word-for-word scripture. It is a great free resource for families to use – with devotionals, songs and videos.

The Bible Project  offers some of the very best resources I have come across and is suitable across the ages, the purpose of the Bible Project is to “Help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.
 
 

Helpful Articles:

 
 A Christian Doctor Answers Questions about COVID-19 – Crossways.org article
and ”Make fear your friend”  by the Gospel Coalition

 

*NEW* – Useful Apps:

 
https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/time-to-pray The Time to Pray App. is one you can download to smartphones or tablets. It presents everything you need for Daily Prayer, with links to the times and seasons of the church calendar. As of March 2020, the app is completely free. 
 
https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/explore-app The Explore App contains daily Bible readings with questions to help you engage with the Bible. It runs on iPad, iPhone and Android devices. 
 
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/reading-plans/126-josh-mcdowells-youth-devotions A year long plan of daily devotionals encouraging teens to connect with the Bible that they might grow in their depth of knowledge and insight and so draw closer to Jesus. 
 
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/kids A fantastic interactive App encouraging children to engage with the BIG story of the Bible, with interactive Bible stories, quizzes and more.