Worship Leader Resources


 Service Planning

Common Worship Today – Mark Eary & Gilly Myers (Harper Collins)

Using Common Worship Times & Seasons – David Kennedy (Church House Publishing)

Common Worship – Times & Seasons – Church House Publishing

New Patterns of Worship – Church House Publishing

*A Common Worship Miscellany – Nick Fawcett (Kevin Mayhew)

*Together for a Season – All-age seasonal resources – Church House Publishing

*DIY guide to All-Age Worship – Tim Storey –(Kevin Mayhew)

Daily Prayer – The Church in Wales



Lectionary Reflections – Jane Williams – (years A, B & C)   (SPCK)

Twelve Months of Sundays – Reflections on Bible Readings -Bishop Tom (N.T.)Wright – (SPCK)

Contemporary Reflections – Sheila Walker (Kevin Mayhew)

The Canterbury Preachers Companion – Michael Councell – (Canterbury Press)

Bible Commentaries – ….for Everyone – Bishop N.T.Wright – (SPCK-Westminster John Knox Press) – a passage by passage explanation of the Gospels and Epistles( Based on Barclay model but with modern scholarship)

William Barclay – The NEW Daily Study Bible – (Saint Andrews Press Edinburgh))




The Intercessions Handbook – John Pritchard – (SPCK)

The second Intercessions Handbook – Pritchard (SPCK)

Glimpses of Glory – David Adam – Prayers based on the lectionary readings – Volumes A, B and C. (SPCK)

Sixty Themed Intercessions – David Adam – (Kevin Mayhew)

Leading Intercessions – Raymond Chapman – Canterbury Press

Hear our Prayer – Gospel based Intercessions – three years in one volume (Canterbury Press)

Intercessions for Young People – Themed prayers indexed for Common Worship –Katie Thompson (Kevin Mayhew)


Combinations Services, Reflection material and Intercessions.

“Roots” Worship and Learning for the Whole Church. www.rootsontheweb.com

Living Stones – All Age resource for Common Worship Lectionary (Years A, B & C) – Susan Sayers – (Kevin Mayhew)

Searchlights – All age resource for Common Worship (Years A, B & C) – David Adam –(Kevin Mayhew)


Useful Internet Sites 

Amazon                                        www.amazon.co.uk

Anglican Bookshop         www.anglicanbookshop.com

Kevin Mayhew                             www.kevinmayhew.com

Canterbury Press             www.scm-canterburypress.co.uk

Harper Collins                       www.christian-publishing.com

Saint Andrews Press       www.standrewpress.com

Church House Publishing     Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3NZ


Good internet sites for planning/ ideas etc.




Church Seasons published by www.ionabooks.com

Candles and Conifers (resources for All Saints and Advent)-Ruth Burgess, Wild Goose Publications. www.ionabooks.com

Eggs and Ashes (Practical and Liturgical Resources for Lent and Holy Week)-Ruth Burgess as above

Fire and Bread ((Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday)-Ruth Burgess as above

Hay and Starsdust (Resources for Christmas to Candlemas)-Ruth Burgess as above

Cloth for the cradle-resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany-(www.ionabooks.com)

The Iona Abbey Worship Book

The Wee Worship Book


Psalms, prayers orders for morning/evening prayer

Psalms for Pilgrim People by Jim Cotter-morehouse publishing

Celtic Daily Light By Ray Simpson published by Kevin Mayhew

Celtic daily prayer-A Northumbrian Community Office published by Marshall Pickering

Prayers of Intercession (for all 3 liturgical years A,B,C) by David Adam . Kevin Mayhew (www.kevinmayhew.com)

A World of Blessing eds Geoffrey Duncan, SCM Press (there are few books in this series all very good)

Benedictus by John O Donohue, published by Bantum Press

Celebrating Women by Ward, Wild and Morley published by SPCK

The book of Mary by Nicola Slee pub by SPCK

Praying like a woman by Nicola Slee pub by SPCK


Multi-sensory resources a series by Sue Wallace published by Scripture Union

Multi-sensory church

Multi-Sensory Prayers by

Multi-sensory Seasons

Mutli-sensory Scripture


Online resources

www.oremus/org.hymnal/ helpful for words to hymns

bible.oremus .org/ Bible on line for printing off or cutting and pasting into service sheets

http://www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk/ (excellent for rural churches)


Children and young people

Lion Story Teller Bible-Lion Publishing

Bible reading fellowship- www.brf.org very good and reliable source of materials for all age ranges


http://www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/churches/index.aspx (not limited to young people)

http://www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk/ (have a messy church resources section)


Information/reading about leading worship etc


These are very affordable, can be downloaded or purchased in book form, a wide variety of topics, very good introduction to subjects. (check the list on home page)