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Religious resources

The Church of England Covid-19 webpage has the most current advice. There are links here to more detailed information and prayers for use during this time.

Bishop Paul’s video message on the coronavirus pandemic.

The Church of England Online - links to recent video services and other resources including:

  • Today's prayer from the Church of England
  • A service of daily prayer - listen to Prayer during the Day and Night Prayer, each day
  • The Time to Pray App - Services of Daily Prayer, Psalms and readings from Common Worship
  • Coronavirus Liturgy - Special prayers, intercessions and liturgy for COVID-19


The Community at Taizé is live streaming their Evening Prayer on Facebook at 7.30 each evening (20.30 CET). The Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers, both Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty countries.


The April/May 2020 edition of St Mary's Parish Magazine will not be printed and delivered. A shorter, PDF version is available to read on the Parish Magazine page of this website.

Other links

Some things to keep you occupied while you are in isolation.

Audible is making hundreds of audio books available for free during the coronavirus pandemic. Simply visit from any web browser to get started. No log-ins, credit card or passwords needed.

Some activities for children from Home Start.

Free short online learning courses from Future Learn. (The course called Discovering Dentistry sounds really interesting!).

And for a real waste of time - there is a selection of free Microsoft games (you just need to ignore the occasional adverts) that you can download to your laptop or phone from the Microsoft Store. These include:

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (some of the answers are a bit American, but Word Twister is good if you like anagrams)

Free Courses In England specialises in education and training that supports the needs of employers and learners.

Nottinghamshire Library members can access a range of online items for free.

  • eMagazines - 150 titles that you can read on your smartphone, tablet or PC.
  • eNewspapers - PressReader allows you to access all your favourite publications in one place, along with the opportunity to discover new content from around the globe. 
  • eAudio - Over 13,000 titles are available from 3 different suppliers, with more added each month. You can borrow up to five books at a time, from each supplier, for up to 21 days.

For each service you will need to log on using your library number and password. Instructions are given on the main pages.


If you have links to other free resources in which you think people would be interested, please email them to Fiona at


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