Our smart speaker skill enables millions of users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of the Christian faith, location-based information about local church events and services, and more.

To get started, just follow the instructions for your device below:

"Alexa, open the Church of England"

"Hey Google, talk to the Church of England"

Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers.


Latest update for Thy Kingdom Come (21 May 2020 to 31 May 2020)

Join in with Thy Kingdom Come on your devices by listening to each of our full daily services:

"Ask the Church of England to play Thy Kingdom Come"

Latest update for Daily Services

This update brings you daily services of Prayer During the Day (for use at any time) and Night Prayer (Compline) to join thousands virtually praying together in homes across the world.

"Ask the Church of England for today’s Time to Pray" or "for today’s service"

What else can you ask?

Our smart speaker apps are integrated closely with A Church Near You to help you find out about services and events going on close to where you are throughout the year. 

The apps also seek to increase users' knowledge of the Christian faith by answering questions such as:

  • What is the Bible?
  • Who is God?
  • What is a Christian?

Many of the answers draw on material from the Pilgrim discipleship course and The Pilgrim Way: A Short Guide to the Christian Faith which also feature in the Our Faith section of this site.

Watch the Archbishop of York ask for The Lord's Prayer

Watch Chine and baby Keir ask for a Grace before a meal

Our future plans

This is an ongoing project, built jointly by the Church’s Digital and Church House Publishing teams with specialist developer Aimer Media Ltd. We’re planning to ensure users can find more answers to faith questions and to explore on other platforms in the future.

The audio content features on the Church’s website as part of the prayer of the day. It will be integrated into Church House Publishing apps and audiobooks in due course.

Source URL: https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/our-smart-speaker-apps

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