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The Second Sunday of Easter – 23rd April 2017

The Collect Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen.   A reading from the Acts of the Apostles    2. 14a, [More…]

EASTER DAY – 16th April 2017

The Collect God of Glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.   A reading from the Acts of the Apostles [More…]

PALM SUNDAY – 9th April 2017

The Collect True and humble King, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 50. 4 – [More…]

The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide) – 2nd April 2017

The Collect Gracious Father you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of Ezekiel    37. 1 – 14 The [More…]

Mothering Sunday – 26th March 2017

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 book of Exodus                              2.1-10 A man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and [More…]

The Third Sunday of Lent – 19th March 2017

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                                                     17.1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites  journeyed [More…]

The Second Sunday of Lent – 12th March 2017

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 come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.     A reading from the book of Genesis                                       12.1-4a The LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from [More…]

The First Sunday of Lent – 5th March 2017

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                    2.15-17, [More…]

Sunday Next before Lent – 26th February 2017

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 book of Exodus                           24.12-end The LORD said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain, [More…]

The Second Sunday before Lent – 19th February 2017

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 Genesis                                                 1:1 – 2:3 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void [More…]