National Estate Churches Network

Category: Worship

  • Reflection – Renewal and ‘A new self’

    A New Year reflection by NECN chair, Lynne Cullens.

  • Restore

    Across the country, there are many who have just had to keep going…and it won’t be until they are finally able to pause, that the full extent of the damage done in their lives will become apparent. Four years on, I know that God has restored my soul in so many beautiful ways, but I […]

  • Worship at Home Resources for Holy Week and Easter

    This time last year, we were trying to get our heads around not being in the church building for Holy Week and Easter. Actually, that’s not quite right: we were trying to get our heads around not being able to gather for Holy Week and Easter. In Hodge Hill in recent years, many of the […]

  • Prayer from the Estates

    This beautiful prayer has been written by Revd Sophie Cowan, as she has reflected on the sense of constant waiting whilst living on and ministering on estates. She has also journeyed alongside people who have experienced poverty in other contexts. The prayer speaks of the void when people don’t stick around, and the disappointment when […]

  • Worship, Reflection & Prayer Resources

    Below you will find a number of liturgies and prayers to use for children and families on estates. House Blessing Liturgy   Debbie Collins from Holy Cross, Billesley has created this lovely liturgy for a house blessing.  Please visit https://pilgrimpace.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/house-blessing-liturgy/ Or, you can download a PDF file from the link below: house-blessing2   Postcards – […]

  • resources for renewal

    Our friend Gillian Ahlgren, who spoke at the NECN Conferences a few years ago, is posting some excellent reflections on how we can spiritually flourish during this time of difficulty and crisis.  Read them here in the Resources for Renewal Blog.

  • Estates Prayer

    The Bishop of Burnley, the Right Reverend Philip North has written a prayer for the estates. On Saturday 22nd February people will be saying this prayer for the estates across the country. This will be the first anniversary of the Church of England Synod motion to have a loving Christian community on every urban estate […]

  • House blessing liturgy

    Debbie Collins from Holy Cross, Billesley has provided us with this resource House Blessing.

  • Estate baptism liturgy – St. Peter’s Church, Balkwell.

    Example of tweaked baptism liturgy for Estates from St. Peter’s Church, Balkwell. Full article and download here.