Diocese of Portsmouth

Coronavirus: video reflections, services and prayers

While churches are closed for public worship during the coronavirus outbreak, we'll gather together videos of acts of worship, reflections and daily prayers from across the diocese on this page. We hope this will help you to pray and worship from your homes, on Sundays and throughout the week.

Daily prayer, June 6: the Rev Neil Smart

Daily prayer, June 5: the Rev Leisa Potter

Daily prayer, June 4: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, June 3: the Rev Jane Ball

Daily prayer, June 2: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, June 1: the Rev Bruce Deans

Pentecost Sunday celebration to mark the end of Thy Kingdom Come, May 31: the Rev Amy Webb, with Bishop Christopher and worshippers from across the diocese

Pentecost Sunday Eucharist, May 31: Bishop Christopher, the Rev Sally Davenport and others from around the diocese

Daily prayer, May 30: the Very Rev Anthony Cane

Daily prayer, May 29: the Rev Vickie Morgan

Daily prayer, May 28: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, May 27: the Rev Amy Webb

Daily prayer, May 26: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, May 25: Canon Kathryn Percival

Sunday worship, May 24: the Ven Gavin Collins and others from across the diocese

Daily prayer, May 23: the Rev Deacon Corinne Smith 

Daily prayer, May 22: the Rev Philippa Mills

Daily prayer, Ascension Day: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, May 20: the Rev Val Inglis-Jones

Daily prayer. May 19: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, May 18: the Rev Amanda Collinson

Sunday Eucharist, May 17: Bishop Christopher and the Rev Sally Davenport

Daily prayer, May 16: the Rev Alex Wood

Daily prayer, May 15: the Rev Annie McCabe

Daily prayer, May 14: the Ven Gavin Collins

...this is the video Gavin refers to in his videoed prayer above: churches of all denominations from across the UK coming together to sing the worship song 'The Blessing'. The lyrics of the song are an ancient blessing from the Bible.

Daily prayer, May 13: Canon Anthony Rustell

Daily prayer, May 12: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, May 11: the Rev Allie Kerr

Sunday service, May 10: Bishop Christopher and the Rev Sally Davenport

Daily prayer, May 9: Canon Peter Hall

Daily prayer, May 8: the Rev Vickie Morgan

75th anniversary of VE Day: Prayer for Portsmouth

Clergy from across Portsmouth prayed this specially-written prayer together to mark the anniversary of VE Day

Daily prayer, May 7: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, May 6: the Rev Richard England

Daily prayer, May 5: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, May 4: Canon Kathryn Percival

Sunday worship, May 3: Bishop Christopher and others across the diocese

Daily prayer, May 2: the Rev Deacon Corinne Smith

Daily prayer, April 30: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, April 29: the Rev Val Inglis-Jones

Daily prayer, April 28: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, April 27: the Rev Amanda Collinson

Sunday worship, April 26: Bishop Christopher

Daily prayer, April 25: the Rev Neil Smart

Daily prayer, April 24: the Rev Leisa Potter

Daily prayer, April 23: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, April 22: the Rev Jane Ball

Daily prayer, April 21: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, April 20: the Rev Bruce Deans

Sunday Eucharist: April 19: Bishop Christopher

Including the Gloria from the Portsmouth Jazz Mass by Will Todd, sung by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir

Daily prayer, April 18: the Very Rev Anthony Cane

Daily prayer, April 17: the Rev Annie McCabe

Daily prayer, April 16: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, April 15: the Rev Mary Kells

Daily prayer, April 14: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, Easter Monday: the Rev Greg Bakker

Easter Sunday Eucharist, with Bishop Christopher Foster and Rev Sally Davenport

Plus music from Portsmouth Cathedral choristers (live from their home).

Bishop Christopher offers an Easter Eve reflection

Daily prayer, Holy Saturday: the Rev Amy Webb

Good Friday reflection for children: Sue Bowen

Join diocesan schools adviser Sue Bowen, who explores the significance of Good Friday from her garden and her kitchen, and invites children to perform a task to help them understand this special day:

Daily prayer, Good Friday: the Rev Richard Wyld

Maundy Thursday, April 9: Service of Renewal of Ministerial Vows

Daily prayer, Maundy Thursday: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, April 8: the Rev Allie Kerr

Daily prayer, April 7: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, April 6: Canon Kathryn Percival

Palm Sunday service, April 5: Bishop Christopher and the Rev Sally Davenport

Daily prayer, April 4: the Rev Alex Wood

Daily prayer, April 3: the Rev Vickie Morgan

Daily prayer, April 2: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily prayer, April 1: Canon Peter Hall

Daily prayer, March 31: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, March 30: the Rev Ruth Tuschling

Holy Communion, March 29: Bishop Christopher Foster

To follow this service, you can download an Order of Service from here.

Daily Prayer, March 28: the Rev Amy Webb

Daily Prayer, March 27: the Rev Mary Kells

Daily Prayer, March 26: the Ven Gavin Collins

Daily Prayer, March 25: the Ven Peter Leonard

Daily prayer, March 24: Bishop Christopher

Reflection for Mothering Sunday, March 22: Bishop Christopher