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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…]

The Second Sunday of Epiphany – 14th January 2018

The Collect Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the first book of Samuel  3:1-10 The boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the [More…]

The Epiphany – 7th January 2018

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 [More…]

The First Sunday of Christmas – 31st December 2017

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 book of the prophet Isaiah.                    61.10 – 62.3 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, [More…]

The Fourth Sunday of Advent (Christmas Eve) – 24th December

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 second book of Samuel                                  7.1-11, 16 [More…]