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Advent Sunday – 3rd December 2017

The Collect Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the 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 Isaiah                             64.1-9 O that you would tear open the heavens [More…]

CHRIST THE KING – 26th November 2017

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 the prophet Ezekiel                         34.11-16, 20-24 Thus says [More…]

The Second Sunday before Advent – 19th November 2017

The Collect Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.      A reading from the book of the prophet Zephaniah  1.7, 12-18 Be silent before the [More…]

Remembrance Sunday – 12th November 2017

The Collect God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   Psalm 70 Response  You are my helper and deliverer. [O Lord, make haste to help me.] 1 Be pleased, [More…]

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY – 5th November 2017

The Collect God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of Revelation                       7.9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great [More…]

BIBLE SUNDAY – 29th October 2017

The Collect Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and [More…]

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity – 22nd October 2017

The Collect Faithful Lord, whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies never come to an end: grant us the grace to trust you and to receive the gifts of your love, new every morning in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.                   45.1-7 Thus says the [More…]

HARVEST FESTIVAL – October 2017

The Collect Creator God, you made the goodness of the land, the riches of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons; as we thank you for the harvest, may we cherish and respect this planet and its peoples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.   A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.                                   8.7-18 The [More…]

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – 8th October 2017

The Collect Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.                     5.1-7 Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard [More…]

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity – 1st October 2017

The Collect Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Ezekiel.               18.1-4, 25-32 The word of the [More…]