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Dave Lucas here.

We are excited to confirm that the Daily Office project launched officially at the C of E Synod, York, 9th July, 2018.

If you have registered already you will have received a password to access the full  version of the site.

If you haven't, don't miss out - complete the registration form at the bottom of this page today !

Let me try and explain the objectives of this new daily online office.

There are several expressions of online church out there already, some with regard to physical or intellectual accessibility, others that are so specific to a particular disability that they are in danger of simply becoming a ghetto of that individuals disability.

What we are striving to envision is an online community that brings together a cross section of the whole church, not individual disabilities, not even all disabilities but everyone of all abilities.

What we have learned from our presence on Twitter is that so many people feel spiritually isolated, that even when you use such online services as there are, you have no sense of being part of a wider community. People are looking to get something of the feeling of belonging they would hope to receive if they were physically part of an active church community. To create such a community online is our dream.

What we are most definitely NOT trying to do is create an online community for disabled people only. It must become a space used by everyone if disabled people are to feel truly integrated in to something bigger.

In order to achieve this we have written what we hope are two simple yet hopefully inspiring liturgies, morning and night, they are available here in clear print and Makaton. Your participation will be logged and counted so that you will be able to see how many others have prayed that session alongside you.

Each session has a short reflection and ends with a blessing which may be text, audio or video. We will aim to have as much of our video material as possible available with captions.

Join our community by completing the web form below. Be assured we will not share your information with anyone and the members section of the site will be completely secure.

We welcome any comments regarding usability, just drop us an email - webmaster@anordinaryoffice.org.uk

Dave Lucas
Jarrow
Lent 2018

 

We are overwhelmed by the way you have all embraced An Ordinary Office.

The time has come (sooner than we ever dreamed) to expand our offering.

We would like to also offer versions in BSL and audio as well as adding a mid day prayer and moving our evening prayer to being an actual night prayer.

Currently the day to day work on the project is being done voluntarily by Dave & Chris and funded from their own pockets. To expand the project in the way we envisage will put us under pressure in times of time and finances as some of the services we need will have to be bought in.

If you have found this project helpful and would like to see the work progress, please would you consider making a donation, no matter how small, by clicking the button below.

Every Blessing, Dave & Chris

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Dave again, this morning's reflection at https://t.co/kp5sBknC4t would seem to have no captions, that is my fault, deeply sorry, mea culpa.
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Mary, Vermont USA

I’ve just subscribed to the Ordinary Office, and it’s superb. I’m a wheelchair user and Reader in the C of E, and have longed for such a Liturgy.
Thank you very much to everyone who’s worked so hard to make the Ordinary Office possible
Lynda

Many thanks for a helpful and fresh approach.  And congratulations

Marion