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The Third Sunday of Advent – 16th December 2018

The Collect God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet [More…]

The Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Baruch              5.1-9 Take off the garment of your sorrow and [More…]

ADVENT SUNDAY – 2nd December 2018

The Collect Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from 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 Jeremiah         33.14-16 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when [More…]

CHRIST THE KING – 25th November 2018

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 Daniel                             7.9-10, 13-14 As I watched, thrones [More…]

The Second Sunday before Advent – 18th November 2018

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 Daniel                                      12.1-3 In the third year of King Cyrus [More…]

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – 14th October 2018

The Collect God, our light and our salvation: illuminate our lives, that we may see your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Amos        5.6-7, 10-15 Seek the LORD [More…]

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – 14th October 2018

The Collect God, our light and our salvation: illuminate our lives, that we may see your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of the prophet Amos        5.6-7, 10-15 Seek the LORD [More…]

HARVEST FESTIVAL – 7th October 2018

The Collect Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and [More…]

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – 30th September 2018

The Collect God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   A reading from the book of Numbers                      11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29 The rabble among [More…]

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – 23rd September 2018

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 Jeremiah          11.18-20 It was the LORD who made it known to me, and I knew; then you [More…]