Lent 1

21 to 27 February 2021

Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days
to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Journeying through Lent

A new occasional series of podcast services and reflections available from this website and as an Apple Podcast, Through Lent to Easter, starts with the service of Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday.

As part of that series, the text version of The Way of the Cross, a devotional journey for Lent, is now available. An audio version is in preparation.

A series of Lenten Meditations on set psalms is available for use at any time in text and audio formats.

Services on this website

Every day the Corby Glen Group Virtual Church offers a service of prayer and worship in text and audio format. The recordings can be subscribed to as podcasts, or simply listened to from this website (click the service title and scroll down for the order of service).

On Sunday, the service is one of Holy Communion, and includes a sermon.

On weekdays, a short service of Daily Prayer including a reflection is published. The reflections and sermons are also available separately in text and audio formats.

A simple recorded service of Night Prayer (Compline) is available for listening to at the close of any day. For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, a Service of Light, Hope and Remembrance is available to watch at any time.

Towards the end of each week, a letter to parishioners is published.

To find particular services, use the Worship menu at the top of each page or the menu below. To find the standalone reflections or sermons, use the Reflections menu. Alternatively, click a date on the calendar below to list the items published that day.

Services in church

Every Wednesday a service of Holy Communion is held at St John’s Church, Corby Glen, at 10am. The next one will be on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 10am.

Next Sunday, 28 February 2021, the service will be one of Holy Communion. It will be at 10.30am at St Andrew’s Church, Swayfield. Please contact Revd Stephen to book a place.

Private prayer in church

Three of our churches are open for private prayer.

  • Burton-le-Coggles Church is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm.
  • St John’s Church, Corby Glen, is open from 12 noon to 3pm on Tuesday and Friday.
  • St Andrew’s Church, Irnham, is open between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

St John’s Churchyard, Corby Glen, is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm.

Keeping safe in our churches

Please take care to follow government guidance on hygiene, face coverings and social distancing when visiting our churches – hand sanitiser is available for use before and after visiting. Forms for contact details and QR codes to support the NHS Test and Trace initiative are available in each church. For more details please see Keeping Safe: Covid-19 safety and notices and posters in the churches themselves. Thank you!

Services on CD

If you know of anyone in our communities who does not have access to the internet but would like to have CDs of the services each week, please let Revd Stephen know.