Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Collect for Purity
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Glory in the highest to the God of heaven;
Peace to all your people through the earth be given.
Mighty God and Father, thanks and praise we bring,
Singing Alleluia to our heavenly king.
- Jesus Christ is risen, God the Father’s Son;
With the Holy Spirit, you are Lord alone.
Lamb once killed for sinners, all our guilt to bear,
Show us now your mercy, now receive our prayer.
- Christ the world’s true Saviour, high and holy one,
Seated now and reigning from your Father’s throne:
Lord and God, we praise you! Highest heaven adores:
In the Father’s glory, all the praise be yours!
Words: Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle / Jubilate Hymns
CCLI Licence # 237731
let the world be ordered in peace, according to your will:
that your people may be free to worship you with joy;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.
The Liturgy of the Word
You can find the texts of the readings on the pew sheet
First reading: Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49 (Cathy Johnston)
Second reading: Romans 7.15-25a (Cathy Johnston)
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia
Gospel reading: Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 (The Rector)
Sermon (The Rector)
We believe in one God,
the Father, the almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.
With the Father and the Son, he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Intercessions (David Brown)
We say this prayer together
O God, you exerted your strength and power
when you raised Christ from the dead,
putting everything in subjection beneath his feet:
accept the prayers which we offer in his name
for the world you have created and redeemed;
through him in whom you have set forth the mystery of your will,
to unite all things in heaven and on earth,
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
Song: Bless the Lord, O my soul
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul,
worship his holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I’ll worship your holy name.
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning,
it’s time to sing your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
let me be singing when the evening comes. R./
You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger.
Your name is great and your heart is kind.
For all your goodness, I will keep on singing;
ten thousand reasons for my heart to find. R./
And on that day when my strength is failing,
the end draws near and my time has come;
still my soul will sing your praise unending
ten thousand years and then forever more. R./
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.
Thanksgiving and Sending Out
A Blessing is pronounced:
The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord;
and may the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord..
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Sunday 12th July
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion (said in private)
Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23