Over several months we have been establishing a network of small-group, online offices as a way of connecting and supporting one another, more locally, across the globe. We now have 17 such groups running – from as far apart as Northumberland and France, Germany and the US.
Our aim is to stagger these groups across time-zones as a beautiful ongoing expression of prayers for one another and equally as an encouragement in these disorientating and difficult days.
There is still an opportunity to join these groups, or indeed be part of a new one. If you are interested in joining in, please complete a brief form by clicking on the button below. We will then send you the details that you need to join. Please be aware that although we will try and allocate you to a group as quickly as we can, this might take a week or so.
Once you have completed your joining details, you will be allocated to a group that is as near to where you live as we can place you. You will then need to contact that person about joining in with their group – they will let you know what prayers they will be hosting and when.
In order to make our Offices as accessible as possible, we are suggesting that we use something called Zoom, which helps us to be in a virtual room together and see and interact with each other in a relational way. It is completely free to use for up to 40 minutes (which should be long enough for our daily prayers), is reasonably straightforward to join and can include people who would prefer to connect from a landline phone.
For some helpful guidance on how to join a Zoom call for the first time click HERE.
If you have volunteered to lead prayers
As these prayers are a precious part of our ethos and story, it is important to us to share the approach that we teach at the Mother House, as well as pointing you in the right direction regarding how to use the technology. Please do take a few minutes to watch this video from Catherine Askew about how we might lead daily prayer in an online context and, additionally, follow the link to further technical support below it.
If you have any questions, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org