Our smart speaker apps

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 (Advent and Christmas 2021)

At the heart of Christmas

Join in with our national Advent and Christmas campaign from Sunday 29 November 2021 to Thursday 6 January 2022.

  • "ask the Church of England for today’s At the heart of Christmas"“today’s At the heart of Christmas”

Highlighted actions

Weekly online services

Listen to our weekly online services, released each Sunday at 9am:

  • “ask the Church of England for this week's service"
  • “ask the Church of England for last week’s service"

Mental health reflections

Listen to our 13 daily mental health reflections:

  • "ask the Church of England to play mental health reflection day [dayNumber]"
  • "ask the Church of England to play a mental health reflection"
  • "ask the Church of England to list mental health reflection episodes"
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 Archbishop John Sentamu 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.