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Mothering Sunday – 31st March 2019

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 Second Sunday of Lent – 17th March 2019

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           15.1-12, 17-18 The word of the LORD came [More…]

The Third Sunday of Lent – 24th March 2019

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 the prophet Isaiah         55.1-9 The LORD says this: Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; [More…]

The First Sunday of Lent – 10th March 2019

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 Deuteronomy           26.1-11 Moses [More…]

Sunday next before Lent – 3rd March 2019

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. 34.29-35 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the [More…]

The Second Sunday before Lent – 24th February 2019

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                    2.4b-9, 15-25 In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field [More…]

The Third Sunday before Lent – 17th February 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 Jeremiah      [More…]

The Fourth Sunday before Lent – 10th February 2019

The Collect Lord of the hosts of heaven, our salvation and our strength, without you we are lost: guard us from all that harms or hurts and raise us when we fall; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah                6: 1-8 In the year that King [More…]

CANDLEMAS – 3rd February 2019

The Collect Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel make your home among us, and present us pure and holy 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 LORD God: See, I am sending [More…]

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…]