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The Sixth Sunday of Easter – 6th May 2018

The Collect Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.    A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                           10. 44-48 While Peter was speaking, [More…]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – 29th April 2018

The Collect Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve to the glory of God the Father. Amen.    A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                              8. 26-40 An angel of the [More…]

The Fourth Sunday of Easter – 22nd April 2018

The Collect Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.   A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                           4. 5-12 The Jewish rulers, elders, [More…]

The Third Sunday of Easter – 15th April 2018

The Collect Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.      A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                           3. 12-19 Peter addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why [More…]

The Second Sunday of Easter – 8th April 2018

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                           [More…]

EASTER DAY – 1st April 2018

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 first letter of [More…]

PALM SUNDAY – 25th March 2018

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      [More…]

The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide) – 18th March 2018

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 the prophet Jeremiah 31.31-34 The [More…]

MOTHERING SUNDAY – 11th March 2018

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 first book of Samuel                      1.20-28 Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked [More…]

The Third Sunday of Lent – 4th March 2018

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            20.1-17 Then God spoke all these words: I am the LORD your God, [More…]