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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…]

The Third Sunday of Advent – 17th December 2017

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 – 10th December 2017

The Collect Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ come 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 Isaiah                                    40.1-11 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. [More…]

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…]