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Some Useful Links

Links to On-line Resources

(All these links should be active - let me know of broken links)
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Music in Worship

A Collection of Hymns for the people known as Methodists. Read the John Wesley book online

Medievaland Renaissance music

Worship Together - A US site with lots of articles on worship, free downloads and the famous New Song Cafe!

Worship Music Instruction: Learn to play and practice Christian songs - guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, singing instructions.

Classic Christian Books, and History

The truly excellent Christian Classics collection with its vast range of online books, including many written by the early Church leaders - If you've the time it's a fascinating resource

Worship Resources

Holy Habits - We are an ecumenical community making space for gathering and worshipping God online! Whether seasoned Christians or Seekers, Holy Hermits Online offers people a place to gather, engage in worship and be enabled to offer their ministry gifts in the building up of God’s Kingdom online.

ENGAGE - Over the past five years we've amassed a pile of free Christmas and Advent resources to share with y'all.

Prayer Memes - Prayer Memes to share on Facebook and Twitter

Methodist Church - free resources/liturgies and ideas

Litany - based in New Zealand has a great choice of prayers and worship resources that follow through the liturgical year

For those who are into the traditions of the Church, the ultimate Book of Common Prayer site

The web site of the Iona Community is at the heart of Celtic Spirituality, and home to lots of superb resources

Sacred Space - invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day,and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.

24/7 prayer - exactly what it says!

Hannah's prayer ministries - International Christian resource and support network for couples facing infertility, miscarriage or neonatal loss. Newsletter, support chapters, chat room

Sylvia Maddox on celtic Prayer. Recognizing God's Presence in Our Every Experience

The various Christian liturgies are described each under its own name

WELCOME to this liturgical library, a collection of authorized and other texts used in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion and elsewhere

Lost in Wonder! You are warmly invited to journey through the ten stages of this on-line labyrinth, devised by the Methodist Church, but offered to all.


Bible Maps What are the major cities of historic Israel? What territory did God give each of the children of Israel as an inheritance after they left Egypt under Moses?

Into history? Then you must visit Bible History It is awesome! Their mission statement is "The Bible was written in an envoirnment that is now unfamiliar to most of its readers. The individual realization of the modern world with its new facilities, products, and problems is quite different from the social and economic conditions described in the Bible. Some of its language is puzzling, and can easily be miscronstrued if one does not have some explanation of the ancient background." - Merrill C. Tenney

The Christian Catacombs of Rome
A fascinating site which arose from the need to spread the knowledge of the catacombs as historical evidence on the martyrs and on the faith of the early Church.
What are really the catacombs? Why did the Christians dig their cemeteries underground? When did they originate? Why did they develop so extensively? Why are they located outside the city walls, along the great consular roads? Is it true that the catacombs were the secret hiding places of the Christians during the persecutions? Since the catacombs are only cemeteries, how can they tell us the history of the early Church in Rome? Find out more

Religion in Victorian Britain- Some fascinating insights into a remarkable age, including the link between Jane Eyre, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Bible

The Dead Sea Scrolls
These have been in the news recently with the publication of the texts. Read a comprehensive account of these fascinating texts, discovered when in 1947, young Bedouin shepherds, searching for a stray goat in the Judean Desert, entered a long-untouched cave and found jars filled with ancient scrolls

The Celtic World History, Christianity and Literature.

The Rule of St Columba - 6th Century


The Methodist Church has a very accessible Daily Bible Study which you may like to look at - 'A Word in Time' - learn, reflect, and share your thoughts

A selection of Commentaries from the good folk at Crosswalk

Wesley's Explanatory Notes
John Wesley's commentary on the whole Bible was produced between 1754 and 1765.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
This one volume commentary was prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown and published in 1871.

Bible Gateway: The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading scripture online. Additionally, it provides advanced searching capabilities, allowing readers to find particular passages in scripture, based on keywords.

The Bible -Bible Society is an advocate for the Bible in contemporary cultures, resourcing and influencing those who shape society and making the Bible heard by all. 

Online Christian Colleges - a resource for students to find in-depth information about an Online Christian College.



The Methodist Church (UK) website

Listed in the UK Christian Bookshops Directory 

RockinWorship - was designed to help set up Worship Departments from scratch.

The Worship Cloud - a tremendous resource of worship material, images, movies etc etc

BirchPet - My online pet food shop for great natural food for all dogs and cats (deliveries only in UK).



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