About this website

This website, developed by the Corby Glen Group of Parishes, provides prayers, reflections and recordings to help us all as we journey through difficult and challenging days

Welcome to the website for the Corby Glen Group of Parishes.

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 is published including a reflection on the day’s reading. The sermons and daily reflections are also available separately as well as integrated into the services.

A simple recorded service of Night Prayer (Compline) is available for listening to at the close of any day. For any mourning the loss of a loved one, a Service of Light, Hope and Remembrance is available in text and video formats.

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.

Churches open for private prayer and public worship

Three of our churches 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 daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm, and St Andrew’s Church, Irnham, is open between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

Revd Stephen says the daily offices of Matins and Evensong in St John’s Church, Corby Glen. The services are at 8am and 4pm each day. If you would like to attend these services — ad hoc, or regularly — you will be very welcome.

A midweek Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Corby Glen, is held each Wednesday at 10am. There is no need to book for this service. Just come along and meet God in his holy house.

On Sundays, services of Holy Communion take place alternate weeks at St Andrew’s Church, Irnham, and at St John’s Church, Corby Glen, at 10.45am. Monthly services at the four other churches in the benefice started in August 2021 – details are given on the main page. Please contact Revd Stephen to book a place at these services.

Also on Sundays, use Zoom to join us for a service of Evensong at 4pm. Please contact Revd Stephen for the meeting login details.

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. For more details please see Keeping Safe: Covid-19 safety and notices and posters in the churches themselves. Thank you!

Background to the website

This website was developed in March 2020 as an immediate response to the closing down of public worship throughout the country.

The website has recordings of simple services, meditations and other resources that provide a way for us to continue our corporate worship of God, whether isolated in the confines of our own homes or able to attend public worship following the national coronavirus guidelines.

There are also sermons and meditations that are intended to help us all as we journey through these difficult and challenging days.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York spoke of the Church of England having to find new and creative ways of worshipping God. This website is a response to those words.

Please use the resources and tell others about them.

Please also be assured that you will all remain in my thoughts and prayers as the days pass.

Revd Stephen

If you would like to contribute towards our mission, please follow this link to the Give a Little website.