The church is people not buildings. Common Ground is a mission community whose calling is summarised in the three words: Pray, Together and Go. We aim to provide a welcome whether you are a Christian, wondering what faith means or sceptical.
The restriction on meetings because of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) means we are not currently holding our usual programme of events and meetings. However "services are suspended" does not mean that we have suspended praying or our mission activity. Far from it.
We have a community "office of prayer" which we aim to say daily. This might also be a good opportunity to try prayer walking!
There are many online opportunities to join in services other resources available to help you pray. Common Ground also plans to meet together "virtually" as a mission community even if we cannot meet together physically in the same place. Our Spirituality section is a good place to start to find resources to help you pray and you might also like to explore the Seasons section. You can find our 2019 Lent Reflections, with paintings by Daniel Bonnell here.
The cathedral and local churches (see below) have had to close but if you visit their websites and facebook pages you can still find some livestream services, inspirational pictures and photos, recorded music and activities for children. This includes resources for the Lent and Easter season. The websites also tell you what people are doing to care for each other as local communities.
Spiritual communion resources from the CofE
St Saviours, Guildford includes information about the planned Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service
Holy Trinity St Mary includes videos of services and the virtual girl choristers singing Rutters Clare Benediction
St Nicolas Guildford includes "Church at Home" leaflet with spiritual and "self care" resources
Emmanuel Stoughton site is a useful source for links to other sites and a daily "my favourite hymn or worship song"
Catholic Parish of Guildford (Roman Catholic) is live streaming mass daily
Parish of Shere has the added benefit of some wonderful pictures of Surrey for those who are stuck at home!
St Mary's Shalford has a treasure trove of resources to help you "Pause to Pray" including a daily image, picture and hymn
Church of England web site has a wealth of resources
St Francis and St Clares Westborough (Park Barn)
Grace Church Guildford includes links to a Psalm every day and a link for the morning and evening church services streamed on Sunday.
St Peter's, Bellfields: links to advice and information to help in the current health crisis: Spiritual Resources and Emotional Resources including managing anxiety