Praying through the URC
Talking Absolute Worship
During lockdown South Western Synod started a project called Talking Absolute Worship.
A panel of preachers discuss the Lectionary texts – how we might preach them and how the rest of worship might be shaped around them (art, music, activities…). We produce it every week in video form and audio-podcast form and episodes are available in advance for those worship leaders who like to think ahead.
We have a website: https://www.talkingabsoluteworship.com/
Podcast versions are available from most podcast applications (spotify, itunes, google etc) by searching for “Talking Absolute Worship”
or from our own podcast page: https://taw.buzzsprout.com/
and we have a facebook page which people can follow to stay in touch with latest releases:
The idea is not that we do all the work for preachers, but that they listen or watch long enough to be inspired with an idea or an “angle” that they can then run with in their preaching and worship leading. The style is very much that you are eavesdropping on a conversation between friends grappling together with the Lectionary texts. The first half covers preaching, the second half covers everything else – so, feel free to skip through until you find something useful!
Revd Phil Nevard
Living with Dementia: Pastoral and Theological Responses
For an artistic summary of living with dementia by Westminster student Adam Earle, please click here.
Dr Ayla Lepine and Dr Alison Gray discuss an object of embroidery work, by Catherine Benskin (1754).
Click the link for more resource videos. Seeing Scripture videos are all subtitled in English.
Video Editing and Social Media
Please find below a link to the training videos related to video editing and social media which are being offered by the Education and Learning/Children’s and Youth Work departments:
These videos have been very well attended by people right across the URC, and we can highly recommend them as an excellent resource!
Inside the Chapel
Neil Thorogood, former Principal, and Alison Gray, Tutor in Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology, take you through the stained glass windows of the Westminster Chapel, designed by Douglas Strachan, and the stories behind them. Click through to find more videos on our YouTube Channel.
Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders Gathering 2021
Lay Preachers & Worship Leaders (Virtual) Gathering 2020
The following are handouts and presentation slides on the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Mark, in advance of these texts’ appearance in Lectionary Year B.
Ministers Refresher Week 2019
Below you will find David Cornicks seminar talks and handouts on “Jesus in John’s Gospel” as part of Ministers Refresher Week 2019.