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alternative worship

alternative worship
A movement rediscovering and reinventing traditional and modern forms of worship. (A fuller definition of alternative worship can be found here.) Further down this page are links to multi-media and creative worship sites, forums and resources.

alternative worship images


For those unaccustomed to what "alternative worship" is, or who are looking for creative ideas for church services and new approaches to worship....

An inspiring collection of photos showing alternative worship in action, from around the UK, Germany and Australia. Photos courtesy of Steve Colins and Jonny Baker.


alternative worship link sites and forums


Alternative Worship
global portal for alternative worship

Yahoo Alternative Emerging
forum for alternative/emerging worship


worship resources


Fresh Espressions
C of E and methodist creative church resource

Greenbelt
christian arts festival

24/7 prayer
international creative prayer rooms


multi-media resources


God Tube
Like You Tube but with a God slant. Upload and download videos for free.

Interview with God
free flash movies with gentle meditative instrumental music and stunning photographic images.

Deep River
a ministry providing visual resources for Christian worship


online worship, prayer and meditation


Wellsprings meditations
meditations on art and writing

Sacred Space
daily prayer online

Labyrinth
Interactive ritual journey based on the Labyrinth installation


alternative worship visual arts sites


Small Ritual
Steve Collins' personal site - includes photographs, writing and creative thinking on church futures.

Small Fire
Small Fire - a photographic archive of alternative worship.

Art worship
Artworship seeks to communicate and worship the Lord through art





latest blog

Neil and Julie

Time for physio!

watercolour of woman asleep on a bed

I love being part of a church, mixing with people of different ages, backgrounds, gifts and temperaments. We are the body of Christ, each playing a part, life-giving and unique! But what happens when a part of the body becomes so broken that it can no longer function? This is something that we need to Read More


Prayer for Easter

The adoration of the risen Christ, a pastel painting by Julie Palmer.

Love overcame, Emerging from a cold tomb. All the truth, majesty and creativity of a living God, Transforming a broken heart. Making a quiet return, in a still and sorrowful garden. The grave stone rolled away, to release redemptive love. Jesus resurrected and restored. Comforts a weeping woman. Speaks with travellers on a journey. Meets Read More


Song for Eden

Watercolour painting of woman with city background

Over the last few months, prayerscapes have been working with Sally Cranham, a UK based singer/songwriter, to create a song about the work of Eden Ministry. The mission of Eden is to rescue sexually exploited men and women in Asia and provide for them a safe and dignified environment to live and work. You can Read More