God Friday resources

In 2007 the Diocese of Manchester published God Friday, a CD of resources for creating a one-hour service at the foot of the cross. Including service and sermon outlines, word and powerpoint presentations, the resources enable people to experience the Easter story through music, silence, pictures, words and prayers.

Some of the resuorces are available to download here.

Please beware of copyright restrictions on some of the pictures and make sure you adhere to any requirements before use.

Service outlines

Outline 1   Outline 2   Outline 3

Sermon outlines

Sermon 1   Sermon 2   Sermon 3

Powerpoint presentations

Faces of Jesus (3.8Mb)

Crosses (2.2Mb)

Jesus (7Mb)

Word presentations

Faces of Jesus (2.5 Mb)

Crosses (2.2Mb)


Candles (each about 2.2 Mb)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Other resources



Hymns and songs

Poem1  Poem 2

Recorded music

Response ideas

Response prayer

Voices from the foot of the cross