We are worshipping together both virtually and in real life during these strange times, meeting via Zoom. Collaboration and doing things together are vitally important to our community.
Sunday Services (followed by virtual bar)
Establishing a rhythm of prayerful existence is really important in stressful circumstances. We will be praying together, sometimes linked through video conference software and sometimes in our own homes at defined times, knowing that others in the community will be praying.
To join our Sunday service virtually please use these Zoom details:
Time: Sunday evening 07:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 062 7995
Friday Taize Prayer at 6pm
We invite you to join us in singing a Taize chant each week. You can either appear virtually and see and/or hear others singing and playing or simply play and sing the chant in your own home knowing others are also doing so. We will sing each chant 20 times each evening.
To join the Taize chanting please use this Zoom URL:
or join the meeting via this meeting ID 988-305-136.
No password is required. Please invite anyone you think may benefit from this. All are welcome.
We will also be producing some prayer resources for you to use in your own home and we will each individually and privately be praying the Jim Cotter Lord's Prayer at 9am each day. For more information on our daily rhythm of prayer please click here.
For useful tips on why creating a structured rhythm of prayer is crucial during times of social distancing please look at these tips from an nun ("experienced social distancer") here.
WhatsApp prayer group
Foundation also have a WhatsApp prayer group. You can join via this link or text your name to Ruth Edmonds on 07710 497395 to be added to the group. If you would rather receive prayer updates by email or text message please text or email Ruth on the number above or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be gathering virtually to socialise and to discuss a book on a weekly basis. For more information on virtual community creation please click here.
What is Zoom and how do I use it anyway?
Zoom is an online video conferencing application. It allows groups of people to gather for meetings using a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. It even allows people to call in with any kind of phone and participate in gatherings.
A Zoom meeting needs to be hosted by someone, usually the meeting's organizer. They are the "host" and have some control over the meeting, like sending out invitations to join the meeting.
Joining A Zoom Meeting
There are several ways to join a Zoom meeting.
1) You can join using a link provided in an email. Click the link and your computer's browser will automatically prompt you to download the Zoom app. You must allow this to join the meeting.
NOTE: in order to participate in a Zoom meeting, your computer must have a microphone and speakers. To allow others to see you, you will need a webcam, which most laptops have but not desktop computers. External webcams connected to a computer work fine as well. You don't need a camera to use Zoom and see what is on the screen. A camera only allows others to see you.
2) You can join with a smartphone. It is similar to joining with a computer; you need the Zoom app to join. The steps are similar to joining with a computer.
Let's look at joining a meeting on a computer:
Start by clicking the link in the meeting invitation. Your computer's default browser will automatically try to launch the Zoom software.
If the software is not already on your computer, the browser will automatically download the app. Follow all the prompts to install it (just click where it tells you to click). If it asks you to "Run" a file, click yes or run. You will join the meeting as soon as the software installs. This should only take a few seconds.
If the software is already on the computer, you will be asked to "launch" the Zoom app.
Before entering the meeting you will be asked to join audio. Click "Join with Computer Audio."
About Zoom Accounts
Zoom has several pricing packages, but the basic account is free. Just visit zoom.us, sign up with an email and password and you can start hosting meetings. The basic account allows the host to run a 40-minute meeting with up to 100 participants.