Virtual Church

Church in times of Coronavirus

We return to physical worship in church from Sunday 23rd May ‘Pentecost Sunday’.  You are welcome to come to church, however we remain online as well.  It is important nobody must feel they have to come, online worship is no less valid.   Due to the continued danger of infection, in particular new variants – as a church – we have to adjust to new ways of worship, community and support.  We are not separated and we keep in touch via Facebook, our  weekly newsletter and this website page that we’ll update regularly. 

Here, you will find the latest Sunday service, a variety of online resources and information about how you can help or get help. 

SO from 23rd May we are open for worship, weddings and funerals are also taking place and all of these services will take place under our risk assessments.  THESE ARRANGEMENTS MAY DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE PRESS AS WE MUST ENSURE OUR BUILDING IS SAFE AND SECURE.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to use the contacts page to get in touch.  This will continue until  COVD-19 restrictions change.


The OHANA Prayer:

Loving God,
transform all blocks and obstacles around us and inside our minds, bodies and hearts,
into pathways for your Grace ~
that we may be channels for your love
and peace in this place.
Embolden us with courage
to dare to dream of a better life
in which ALL may flourish.
Break our hearts open
so no one gets forgotten
or left behind.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Internal resources:

  1. Our monthly Newsletter, here is the   (Advent News Sheet)
  2. Join our Facebook Community
  3. Weekly Lectio Divina Bible Group(s) Thursdays at 8pm via Zoom. Let Fr J know if you’d like to join
  4. Weekly Faith through Art Group Wednesdays at 7.30pm via Zoom. Let Fr J know if you’d like to join
  5. To follow this the Third Sunday in ADVENT  12/12/21  livestream service booklet

External resources:

  1. Time To Pray app: prayers for each day
  2. BBC Sunday sermon (Sunday, 8.10am, BBC4) 

If you NEED help, please contact Derby Covid Community Support  on:

  • 01332 640 000

St Werburgh have joint forces with Derby Community Action to offer a more consistent support to our parish.

Please feel free to reach out for any needs that you may have, be this groceries, household goods, medicine or simply the desire to have a chat with a friendly person.

If you want to talk to the St Werburgh team directly, please contact

If you OFFER help, you can contact Derby Covid Community Support on:

  • 01332 640 000

Derby Community Action are looking for volunteers that can – safely – support our local community. This may include shopping, collection of medication and phone support for those that suffer from isolation.

Sarah Watson is coordinating the help efforts for the crisis in our area with Derby Community Action.