Coronavirus



***Updated Tuesday 24 March***

In the light of the advice from the Church of England and Government yesterday, Mothers' Union recommend that all meetings are cancelled or postponed for the coming weeks. 

This page will be regularly updated with information, as well as prayer resources, to support you during these unprecedented times. 

 ***NEW*** Mothers' Union Diocese of Chichester will be celebrating Lady Day at 12 noon on Wednesday 25 March via Facebook Live 

Click here to download the service so that you can join in from home.

***NEW*** Join Mother's Union Diocese of Chichester for Midday Prayers at noon each day via Facebook Live 

To download the prayers, click here. 

To download Families Worldwide, click here.

Watch New Diocesan President, Karen Hill, & her branch in Worthing on Songs of Praise for Mothering Sunday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gpq6

Listen to Mothers' Union Chief Executive, Bev Jullien, on BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship at 8:10am tomorrow, Sunday 22 March. And don't forget BBC Songs of Praise on BBC One at 1:10pm tomorrow too! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gm8f

Join Midday Prayers each day at 12 noon via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/chichestermu/

Join in with Morning Prayer at 9am and Compline at 9pm via Facebook Live.  Click here to join in.

You can access the orders of service via App.  'Time to Pray' is free to use: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps
Or via this website: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

Bishop Martin has asked that people display a poster in their window after this Sunday as an indication of their prayer as a gift for their neighbours. Click here to download a poster.

Fundraising & Communication Unit Coordinator Emma led Compline on Friday 20 March live on St Augustine's College of Theology Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/StAugustinesCollegeofTheology/videos/216104386301864/

She also led Morning Prayer live from St Mary the Virgin, East Preston with Kingston Church on Saturday 21 March: https://www.facebook.com/StAugustinesCollegeofTheology/videos/564332870869916/

 ​​​​​​Archbishop of Canterbury to lead first national virtual Church of England service

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to lead a national broadcast as the Church of England responds to the challenge of becoming a “different sort of church” in the face of the coronavirus crisis. Listen to BBC Sussex at 8am or Radio 4 at 8:10am this Sunday, 22 March.

Please click on the links below for further information, as well as prayer resources and check this page regularly for updates.

A video message of encouragement from Mother's Union Worldwide President Sheran Harper  
Transcript available here 
Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer
Coronavirus liturgy and prayer resources
Prayers about the outbreak
Prayers with Children
Personal Prayers
Worship at home
Coronavirus Advice from the Diocese of Chichester
Ways to Pray if you can't get to Church

Coronavirus prayer