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The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany – 27th January 2019

The Collect God of heaven, you send the gospel to the ends of the earth and your messengers to every nation: send your Holy Spirit to transform us by the good news of everlasting life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of Nehemiah                  8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10 All the [More…]

The Third Sunday of Epiphany – 20th January 2019

The Collect Eternal God, whose Son went among the crowds and brought healing with his touch: help us to show his love, in your Church as we gather together, and by our lives as they are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah                 62.1-5 [More…]

The Baptism of Christ – 13th January 2019

The Collect Heavenly Father at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah              43.1-7 Thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, [More…]

The Epiphany – 6th January 2019

The Collect Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah              60.1-6 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory [More…]

The First Sunday of Christmas – 30th December 2018

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS         30th December 2018   The Collect God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love: gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.   A reading from the first book of Samuel                  2.18-20, 26 Samuel [More…]

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 23rd December 2018

The Collect Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth-pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Micah                5.2-5a The [More…]

The Third Sunday of Advent – 16th December 2018

The Collect God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet [More…]

The Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Baruch              5.1-9 Take off the garment of your sorrow and [More…]

ADVENT SUNDAY – 2nd December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah         33.14-16 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when [More…]

CHRIST THE KING – 25th November 2018

The Collect God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen.    A reading from the book of Daniel                             7.9-10, 13-14 As I watched, thrones [More…]