Community Resources

Resources for Home Worship

Please see our list of resources which gives details of radio, television and online resources that are available for home worship.

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A Prayer for our City

We join with all churches in Bath in continuing to pray for all those in our city.

 

Daily Hope Free Phoneline

Please tell anyone you know who can’t access the internet and is feeling isolated about Daily Hope, a free phone line of hymns, reflections, prayers and a choice of church services - 0800 804 8044

When you phone your call is answered by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Try it now. Thank you.

Daily Hope free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers
Bath and North East Somerset Covid-19 Community support

Covid-19 Community Support Helpline

Bath and North East Somerset Council have set up a Covid-19 Community Support helpline that you can contact for help and advice for issues such as collection of mediation and delivery of urgent supplies.

Supporting Good Mental Health

Taking care of ourselves and our own well-being is more vital than ever.

The Church of England has published a booklet to cope with mental-health issues, written jointly by Revd Pro­fessor Chris Cook from Durham University, and Ruth Rice, Direc­tor of the Christian mental-health char­ity Renew Wellbeing.

It also includes these Five Top Tips on how to deal with isolation and loneliness which you may find useful.

 

Church of England Top 5 tips on how to deal with isolation and loneliness

You may also wish to try practising the APPLE technique recommended by Anxiety UK. It encourages you to 1) Acknowledge, 2) Pause, 3) Pull back, 4) Let go and 5) Explore..

  1. Acknowledge – Notice and acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.
  2. Pause – Don’t react as you normally do. Don’t react at all. Just pause and breath.
  3. Pull back – Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts.
  4. Let go – Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don’t have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.
  5. Explore – Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else – on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else – mindfully with your full attention.

Our Abbey clergy are also available to talk to - please email [email protected] or leave a message on our Answerphone 01225 422462 and someone will call you back.

However, if you feel that you need more specialised or targeted support for your anxiety, there are a number of charities including Bath Mind, the Samaritans and Anxiety UK, who may be able to help.

Red apple with the words Acknowledge, Pause, Pull Back, Let Go and Explore in the centre