MOTHERING SUNDAY – 11th March 2018

The Collect God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful: watch over us and hold us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.         A reading from the first book of Samuel                      1.20-28 Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked [More…]

The Third Sunday of Lent – 4th March 2018

The Collect Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.         A reading from the book of Exodus            20.1-17 Then God spoke all these words: I am the LORD your God, [More…]

The Second Sunday of Lent – 25th February 2018

The Collect Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way may we come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.            A reading from the book of Genesis           17.1-7, 15-16 When Abram was [More…]

The First Sunday of Lent – 18th February 2018

The Collect Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.           A reading from the book of Genesis           [More…]

The Sunday Next before Lent – 11th February 2018

The Collect Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives: set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.            A reading from the second book of Kings         2.1-12 When the LORD was about to take [More…]

The Second Sunday before Lent – 4th February 2018

The Collect Almighty God give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.            A reading from the book of Proverbs      8:1, 22-31 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? The LORD created me at the [More…]

Candlemas – 28th January 2018

The Collect Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy anoint us with your Holy Spirit to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Malachi.            3:1-5 Thus says the [More…]

The Third Sunday of Epiphany – 21st January 2018

The Collect God of all mercy your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed; anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of Genesis 14: 17-20 After Abram’s [More…]