Resources & Ideas

Looking for inspiration…

Simple, open and generous. These are the guiding principles of St Clare’s. So we try and develop simple, accessible resources that can bring deep meaning.  We want to be generous with our ideas, sharing them as widely as possible, and so the following resources are mostly free to use. Please share as widely as you would like to.

We also have further resources available to purchase from our online shop. 

Prayer Resources

  • Baptism Prayer Flowers – An simple idea for the prayers in a baptism service. (September 2023)
  • Praying with Stones – An idea for using stones in intercessions, inspired by a story of St Clare as a child. (September 2022)
  • Finger Prayers – This simple idea for intercessions, is a way of bringing something tactile to worship, even when we are socially distanced or engaging online. (August 2020)
  • Prayers of Clay An idea for intercessions, using clay, playdough or plasticine. (May 2021)
  • Prayer Trees – Free downloadable resources for use with prayer trees, as well as links to prayer trees available for purchase in our online shop. (Feb 2020)
  • Gazing Prayers – This resource, available to purchase from our online shop, is a collection of beautiful printed cards, which can be laid out, so people can gaze at them as they pray. Check out the blog post for ideas for using them. (May 2018)
  • Gazing Prayers 2020 – This resource, available to purchase from our online shop, is a collection of beautiful printed cards, which can be laid out, so people can gaze at them as they pray. Contains 45 postcards, featuring 15 different photos (3 of each image) focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests and the on-going effects of climate change. (July 2020)
  • Litany for 2020 This litany was written in June 2020, on the week of the 3rd anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, and during the PRIDE month.  However, it also offers prayers re climate change, Black Lives Matter and the global pandemic. You are welcome to adapt it to reflect the current issues in this eventful year. (June 2020)

Any Time Worship Resources

Seasonal Resources

Advent and Christmas

  • Advent in a Bag for Children Downloadable weekly sheets and craft ideas for children to use at home week by week during advent (November 2022)
  • Make your own Advent Candles – A worship idea for Advent Sunday where everyone gets to make their own Advent Candle. (Nov 2021)
  • Angel Prayers – A simple prayer idea for Christmas, or any season, with angels! (Dec 2021)
  • Worship at Home on Christmas Day – For many reasons, not everyone can make it to church on Christmas Day. But we can all find a few minutes to remember God with us, to hear the Christmas story, to give thanks, and to pray for the world. This simple liturgy is designed to help people do this. (Dec 2018)
  • Ascension Craft – This simple craft activity for Ascension Day can be done with just paper, scissors, felt tip pens and some sticky tape. It also contains a child friendly version of the bible story from Acts 1. (May 2020)

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 

  • Stations of the Cross – Photos taken in and around the Coventry Cathedral ruins to reflect on the Stations of the Cross, which can be used for personal devotions at home. (April 2018)
  • Agape Meal – This downloadable resource has been written especially for use with Zoom or live streamed services and contains a version suitable for Maundy Thursday and another for Easter Day. Its in a WORD format, so you can easily edit or adapt it for your particular context. (March 2020)
  • Easter Colouring Sheet – Answering the question ‘Why did Jesus die?’ is challenging enough for adults, and can be even more so for children. This sheet for colouring in, helps us to think about why Jesus died, using the five traditional doctrinal understandings of the atonement. (March 2020)

Other Festivals

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