prayerscapes - creative journeys in worship and prayer

creative prayer journeys


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

An Ancient Celtic Blessing

hand in sunlight

“May the Road Rise Up To Meet You” is a beautiful old Celtic blessing. Blessings are a gift and ancient ones like these help us to become open channels for the fragrance of Christ to surround those we give out to. I love the references to creation – the sun, the wind, the rain – Read More


The Nicene Creed

White dove with hands raised

In August of this year, our church asked us if we might create a film recording of the Nicene Creed (this creed is an ancient declaration of the Christian faith dating back to A.D.325 and the early church communities). We decided to record many different voices because we wanted to build a diverse picture of Read More


Dwell – a new worship film meditation

Dwell written underneath a beautiful rainbow

Sometimes God can surprise us with His presence. We read in the bible that He is always present with us – it’s just that we often forget this (or prefer to ignore this truth!) On the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-31) the disciples didn’t even realize it was the risen Jesus who they conversed with, Read More