Worship at All Saints - Service Archive

This is an archive of worship materials prepared for previous Sundays during the CoVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to browse, pause and use.

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity 13th September

National Service

This week's national online service came from All Saints Kings Heath, in south Birmingham.Reflecting on the theme of forgiveness, the service included contributions from Professor Nicola Slee, poet and theologian.

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Cathedral Service

Solemn Eucharist for 14th Sunday after Trinity

A Solemn Eucharist live from the Presbytery. The Rt Revd Stephen Venner preached on Forgiveness: all part of God’s plan.

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Podcast from All Saints

We have produced a Podcast, containing today's reading, a reflection and prayers led by Mrs janet Bird, Lay Reader. You can find it on our Youtube channel here.

Digital Service

We have pulled together some links for those who would prefer browse.

Introit: Hide not thou thy face Farrant.
Hymn: Father of Heaven.
Gloria
Collects and readings can be found at almanac.oremus.org (use the View Tab).
Hymn: God moves in a mysterious way.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.

We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Communion: Wash me throughly Wesley
Final Hymn: How shall I sing that majesty?.
Organ: Praeludium in g. BuxWV148 Buxtehude

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity 6th September

National Service

This week's national online service featured contributions from St Thomas CofE Academy, and was led by Rev Tim Bateman from Gas Street Church, recognising teachers and school staff as unsung heroes and praying for the start of the new school year. The Dean of Birmingham, Matt Thompson, preached and Sarah Smith, Director of Education for the Church of England in Birmingham, shared a reflection.

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Cathedral Service

Eucharist for 13th Sunday after Trinity

The Rev'd Canon Kevin Walton led this week's service, live from the Presbytery as he preached on how to be a reconciling community, loving each other even in conflict.

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Podcast from All Saints

We premiered a Podcast at 10.00 am on Sunday 6th, containing today's reading, a reflection and prayers' led by Rev Doug Loveridge. You can join us on our Youtube channel here.

Digital Service

We have pulled together some links for those who would prefer browse.

Introit: Behold, how good and joyful Vann.
Hymn: Firmly I believe.
Gloria
Collects and readings can be found at almanac.oremus.org (use the View Tab).
Hymn: O day of God draw nigh.

Today's daily prayer
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.

We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: I cannot tell
Communion: Ubi Caritas Mealor
Final Hymn: Soldiers of Christ, arise.

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 30th August

National Service

This week's national online service came from Holy Trinity, Platt. To help us prepare for the new term Rev Dr. Paul Mathole reminded us in his sermon that the way to find true life is to give our life to Jesus, just as he gave his life for us..

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Cathedral Service

Eucharist for 12th Sunday after Trinity

This week's service was led by Rev'd Canon Kevin Walton and the Rev'd Kimberley Quak-Winslow, live from the Nave.

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Parish Communion from All Saints

We premiered a Parish Communion at 10.30 am. Celebrant: Rev Jo and Preacher: Rev Doug Loveridge. You can view it on our Facebook page here or on our Youtube channel here. You can find the hymn texts at CP 160 Thine be the glory and CP 453 Great is thy faithfulness

You can download the Collects and Readings and/or this weeks prayers for your use and/or to print out for others.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Wondrous Cross Wilby.
Hymn: Thine be the glory.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: For the beauty of the earth.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.

We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: To God be the Glory
Communion: Christus factus est Bruckner
Final Hymn: Great is thy faithfulness.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of August.

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity 23rd August

National Service

This week's national online service was led by Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie: Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer.

His sermon reflected on how we are never alone and that God walks with us through life's journey.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Communion for 11th Sunday after Trinity

In this week's public service, the Dean focused on Jesus’ question in the Gospel reading, ‘Who do you say that I am?’

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Parish Communion from All Saints

We premiered a Parish Communion Peter recognises Jesus as the Saviour, the True Christ at 10.30 am. Celebrant and Preacher: Rev Jo. You can view it on our Facebook page here or on our Youtube channel here. You can find the hymn texts at CP 546 O worship the King and CP 386 Be thou my vision

You can download the Collects and Readings and/or this weeks prayers for your use and/or to print out for others.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Tu es Petrus Duruflé.
Hymn: O worship the King.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: The Church's one foundation.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.

We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: O thou who camest from above
Communion: Gaelic Blessing Rutter
Final Hymn: Be thou my vision.
Organ: Tu es Petrus Mulet

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of August.

Tenth Sunday after Trinity 16th August

National Service

This week's national online service was led by the community of Mucknell Abbey, located near Worcester, in the West Midlands.

The Abbey is part of the Order of St Benedict, and the service included contributions from Sister Jessica, Brother Stuart, Brother Adrian, Sister Gregory and Brother Thomas.

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Cathedral Service

Eucharist for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Join Dean Jeffrey John and Canon Tim Lomax for this week's public service from the nave.

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Parish Communion from All Saints

We premiered a Parish Communion The wider vision at 10.30 am. Celebrant Rev Jo and sermon by Michael, Bishop of Hertford. You can view it on our Facebook page here or on our Youtube channel here. You can find the hymn texts at CP 494 King of Glory and CP 490 Jesus shall reign

You can download the Collects and Readings and/or this weeks prayers for your use and/or to print out for others.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Give us the wings of faith Whitbourn.
Hymn: King of Glory.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: Be still for the presence of the Lord.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
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We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We hold before you all affected by the explosion in Beirut.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: All hail the power of Jesu's name
Communion: Strengthen ye the weak hands Harris
Final Hymn: Jesus shall reign.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of August.

Ninth Sunday after Trinity 9th August

National Service

This week's national online service came from Christ Church, Cambridge.

The service was led by Rev Dr Lee Gatiss, the Director of Church Society. In his sermon, Lee reflected on God's kindness and mercy. The prayers were led by Ros Clarke, with readings from Gideon Emmanuel and Niv Lobo.

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Cathedral Service

Eucharist for Trinity 9

Join the Rev'd Abi Thompson for this week's service from the nave of St Alban's Cathedral.

Jesus walks on the water and beckons Peter towards him. Confidently Peter strides out on the waves, and then loses his nerve... This Sunday we gave thanks for the God who believes in us, and the God who holds us when we cannot believe in ourselves.

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Parish Communion from All Saints

We premiered a Parish Communion Jesus walks on water at 10.30 am. Celebrant Rev Jo and sermon by Alan, Bishop of St Albans. You can view it on our Facebook page here or on our Youtube channel here. You can find the hymn texts at At the name of Jesus and Go forth and tell (Omit v3).

You can download the Collects and Readings for your use and/or to print out for others.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Dear Lord and father Parry arr. Iliff.
Hymn: At the name of Jesus.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: Son of God, eternal saviour.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We hold before you all affected by the explosion in Beirut.
We remember those who have died, especially Minnie Gray,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save
Communion: Beati quorum via Stanford
Final Hymn: Go forth and tell.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of August.

Eighth Sunday after Trinity 2nd August

National Service

This week's national online service came from the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Fr Kevin Smith presided at the Mass, with Bishop Philip North preaching on how Jesus feeds us so that we can go and feed a hungry world. The music was provided by CJM and the prayers were led by the Holborn Group.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for Trinity 8 - Sunday 2nd August, 10am

The Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull led week's service from the nave of the cathedral. Canon Bull preached on the passages from Matthew’s Gospel: The Feeding of the 5,000.

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Parish Communion

We premiered a Parish Communion at 10.30 am. You can view it on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsHertf/videos/240621016913720/ or on our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYPi19kb3Sk

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: O taste and see Vaughan Williams.
Hymn: Alleluia. Sing to Jesus.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: From all that dwells below the skies.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: The God of Abram praise.
Communion: O sacrum convivium Messiaen
Final Hymn: O Lord my God.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of August.

Seventh Sunday after Trinity 26th July

National Service

This week's national online service came from the Diocese in Europe.

Filmed at Holy Trinity Brussels, the service reflected on the theme that nothing can separate us from the love of God.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for Trinity 7 - Sunday 26th July, 10am

The Revd Kimberley Quak-Winslow led this weeks public service from the nave of the cathedral. At the end of the age the angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth Matthew 13:39. A God of love and the eternal furnace of fire? The reality of hell and the uncompromising power of Grace.

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Parish Communion

We premiered a Parish Communion at 10.30 am. You can view it on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsHertf/videos/2691527494393217/ or on our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P2S9symqlk

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Haec Dies Byrd.
Hymn: All my hope on God is founded.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: King of Glory, King of Peace.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
We pray for all seafarers and thos who support them.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died, especially Lynn Randall,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: God is love.
Communion: O clap your hands Gibbons
Final Hymn: Praise my soul, the King of heaven.
Voluntary: Paean Leighton.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of July.

Sixth Sunday after Trinity 19th July

National Service

Students from Eastern Region Ministry Course (ERMC) and Ridley Hall in Cambridge and St Hild College in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, explored what it means to minister through the Covid-19 pandemic in the Church of England’s weekly online service.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for Trinity 6 - Sunday 19th July, 10am

The Cathedral's Canon Chancellor talked about 'When we see wickedness and wrong in the world, we ask why God does not act. There is no easy answer, but Jesus gives a clue and an assurance'.

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Parish Communion

We livestreamed a Family Eucharist at 10.00 am. You can view it on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=306351990508104 or on our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvORvW1PEY8

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Verily, verily Tallis.
Hymn: Awake my soul.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: God of Freedom, God of Justice.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
We pray for all seafarers and thos who support them.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Alie Admiraal, Barbara Penny, Adrian Oldland, Liz Monniickendam. Joanna Angwin and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died, especially Lynn Randall,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: The Kingdom of God is Justice and Joy.
Communion: Teach me, O Lord Byrd
Final Hymn: Christ is the world's light.
Voluntary: Prelude 'Te Deum' Charpentier.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of July.

Fifth Sunday after Trinity 12th July

National Service

Chaplains from a hospital and a hospice joined the newly-elected Archbishop of York as he led worship from York Minster for the Church of England’s weekly online service.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for Trinity 5 - Sunday 12th July, 10am

The Dean talked about Jesus’ story of The Sower, the Seed and the Soil – i.e. the clever ways we shut out what God wants to tell us.

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Parish Communion

We livestreamed a Parish Communion at 10.00 am. You can view it on our Youtube Channel at https://youtu.be/BGk6qILtIJw or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsHertf/posts/2946177888841337.

Although our service was mostly themed on The Sower and the Sea, today was also Sea Sunday when churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday: remembering seafarers in prayer, giving thanks for the crucial work they do and supporting them financially. Please watch this short video or visit the Missions to Seafarers' website.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Lead me Lord Wesley.
Hymn: When morning gilds the skies.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Hymn: Rise and hear, the Lord is speaking.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
We pray for all seafarers and thos who support them.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Charlotte Lay, Debbie Hodgson, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Alie Admiraal, Barbara Penny, Adrian Oldland, Liz Monniickendam and the staff of ASCHIANA Kabul.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died, especially Lynn Randall,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save.
Communion: They that go down to the sea in ships Sumsion
Final Hymn: There's a wideness in God's mercy.
Voluntary: Fantasie in Eb Saint-Saëns.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of July.

Fourth Sunday after Trinity 5th July

National Service United in hope and prayer and praise

Rev Helen Dearnley led this week's national online service, which was the first online prison church service broadcast by the Church of England. The service came from HMPs Stocken, Low Newton and Pentonville.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for Trinity 4 - Sunday 5th July, 10am

"Jesus said "Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. "

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Parish Family Service

We livestreamed a Pets Service celebrating God's Creation. You can view it on our Youtube Channel or on ourFacebook page.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Introit: Afferentur Regi Bruckner.
Hymn: Jesus shall reign.
Kyrie Mass in g Vaughan Williams
Gloria Mass in g Vaughan Williams
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Alie Admiraal, Adrian Oldland and Liz Monniickendam.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember those who have died,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: The Church's one foundation.
Sanctus Mass in g Vaughan Williams
Benedictus Mass in g Vaughan Williams
Agnus Dei Mass in g Vaughan Williams
Communion: A prayer of Cardinal Newman Whitbourn
Communion: All things bright and beautiful Stopford
Final Hymn: All creatures of our God and King.
Voluntary: Improvisation on Lasst uns erfreuen Hong.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the month of July.

Third Sunday after Trinity 28th June

National Service God welcomes us all

Rev Chris Lee, vicar of St Saviour’s in Wendell Park, led this week's national online service, exploring the welcome that God offers us to experience His love.

The service featured contributions from the Choral Scholars of St Martin in the Fields in London and from Holy Trinity Platt Church in Manchester, and reflections on welcome and hospitality from Bristol University engineering student Tom and Fiona, team manager of nine churches in the Stroud area of Gloucestershire.

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Cathedral Service

Parish Eucharist for The Feast of Ss Peter and Paul - Sunday 28 June, 10am

Peter, full of holiness that blossomed from his own weakness and failure and Paul, zealous, dynamic and courageous. Together, the rocks on which the Church was built…

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Parish Communion

We livestreamed a Parish Communion based on today's Gospel "Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me" (Matt 10.40-42). You can view it on YouTube or Facebook.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Hymn: Let us build a house. (All are welcome)
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: O Thou, who camest from above.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day. Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Alie Admiraal, Adrian Oldland and Liz Monniickendam.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember Dr Dorothy Anderson and Duncan Boyd,
those who mourn,
those without faith, hope or love.

Offertory Hymn: Lord of all hopefulness.
Communion: Ave verum Stopford
Final Hymn: Christ is alive!.
Voluntary: Fluoresence Patterson.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Second Sunday after Trinity 21st June

<3>National Service

The national online service this Sunday was led by Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby, Rector of St Peter's Church, Walworth. Recognising Windrush Day, the online service included a minute's silence to lament the racism experienced by the Windrush generation and other black and minority ethnic people.

Contributors included the Bishop of Dover, Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who gave the final blessing before a special video to mark Father's Day.

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Diocesan Service

Alban Pilgrimage Eucharist - Sunday 21 June, 10am

Hear from Parish Priest, Broadcaster and former Communard, The Rev'd Richard Coles as part of a special live streamed service on YouTube. Our local MP Daisy Cooper also featured, as well as other churches from around the world that have links to Alban.

This special service was immediately followed by a celebration for children, including an Alban puppet show, a short reflection and a chance to join in with some singing and dancing.

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Parish Communion

This week we went (virtully) to the Cathedral for the Albantide Pilgimage Eucharist so we did not post videos on Youtube and Facebook. We will be back next week.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Introit: Almighty God Ford.
Hymn: I come with joy, a child of God. A familiar face at the console!
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, William Murche and David.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember Dr Dorothy Anderson and Duncan Boyd and those who mourn them.

Offertory Hymn: Take my life.
Communion: Wondrous Cross Wilby
Communion: Ave verum Byrd
Final Hymn: Praise to the Holiest.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

First Sunday after Trinity 14th June

National Service

The national online service this Sunday marked the feast of Corpus Christi. Rev Richard Springer spoke of the agony of the crucified Christ and drew parallels with the pain of those who suffer racism, hunger and homelessness.

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Cathedral Service

"In Bread broken and Wine outpoured we receive the life and power of God in very beings". This Sunday we gave thanks for the institution of Holy Communion in an all ages service celebrating the very presence of God in this most Holy Mystery. The service was streamed from St Alban's Cathedral.

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Parish Communion

We held a Parish Communion based on today's Gospel "The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few" (Matt 9.37-38). You can view it on YouTube or Facebook.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Introit: God be in my head Howells.
Hymn: All People that on earth do dwell.
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: We have a gospel to proclaim.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Ghislaine Bolton and David.
We pray for all who are frightened or worried.
We remember Dr Dorothy Anderson and Duncan Boyd and those who mourn them.

Offertory Hymn: Will you come and follow me.
Communion: Locus iste Bruckner
Final Hymn: Go forth and tell.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Big Music Sunday Service

Join with hundreds of others at 6.00pm BST this Sunday for the Big Music Sunday Service for a celebration of church music and musicians and their role in the church led by the Royal School of Church Music.

With music by Stanford, Rizza and Thomas Hewitt Jones, and recordings by a variety of individuals and groups, the service, led by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, will represent a coming together in unity across denominations and the globe. Download the Order of Service

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Trinity Sunday 7th June

National Service

The national online service this Sunday was a farewell service for The Archbishop of York who was be joined by representatives of charities he founded, BBC News presenter Huw Edwards and Tariro Matsveru, a student at Cranmer Hall.

Cathedral Service

On this Sunday Christians throughout the world celebrate the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: one God, three Persons, who invites us into a communion of love. A service was streamed from St Alban's Cathedral.

Download the order of service.

All the Family Service for Trinity

We held a Family Service which you can view on YouTube or Facebook.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Introit: Cherubic Hymn to the Trinity Rachmaninov.
Hymn: Holy, holy, holy.
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: May the grace of Christ the Saviour.
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Mollie Day, Val Warboys, Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, William Murch, Ghislaine Bolton and David. We remember Dr Dorothy Anderson and those who mourn her.

Offertory Hymn: Thou, whose almighty word.
Communion: O lux beata Trinitas Todd
As truly as God is our Father Mathias
Final Hymn: I bind unto myself today.
Final Music: St Patrick's Breastplate Sonata Celtica Stanford.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Pentecost 31st May

National Service

The national online Pentecost Sunday service was led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, UK Church leaders and included a message from His Holiness Pope Francis on the day we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.

Cathedral Service

‘Amazed, astonished and bewildered... The Holy Spirit came upon the gathered people, speaking many different languages, and they understood one another, rejoicing in the greatness of God…' A service streamed from St Alban's Cathedral

Parish Communion for Pentecost

We held an on-line service. Due to some technical issues, that have now been resolved, we were unable to livestream it. You can view a 'cleaned up' version on Youtube and/or FaceBook.

You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time. There were two hymns: Come down O Love divine and Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Introit: Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire Attwood.
Hymn: Come down, O Love divine.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: O Thou, who camest from above.
Sermon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Val Warboys, Lynne Randall, William Murche, Catherine Lay, Kathleen Gosby, Wendell Newbold and David.

Offertory Hymn: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come.
Communion: Enemy of Apathy Bell/Maule Sung by Hazel Ford, with David Ford - Piano.
Final Hymn: Holy Spirit, come confirm us.
Final Music: Veni Creator Op 4 (last variation) Duruflé played by Michael Stephens-Jones

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Seventh Sunday of Easter 24th May

This Sunday is also the Sunday after the Ascension, and the occasion of the Annual Civic Service to greet our new Mayor. We are delighted that Cllr Bob Deering recorded the gospel for us.

National Service

The Duke of Cambridge urged people who are concerned about their mental health or that of others to reach out and start a conversation, in a contribution to the Church of England’s national online service.

The service, led by Rev Professor Gina Radford, Vicar in Devon and a former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, included a series of prayers for all those whose mental health has been affected, their relatives, friends and carers.

Parish Communion for Seventh Sunday of Easter

We live streamed our Parish Communion on our YouTube Channel at 10.00 am. It was also streamed to our Facebook Page - direct link. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Order of Service for Eastertide.

Introit: O God the King of glory Stopford.
Hymn: Hail the day that sees him rise.
Greeting and opening sections: Rev Jo.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Reading from Acts 1.6-14 Read by Nerine Chalmers
Gradual Hymn: The head that once was crowned with thorns.
Gospel Reading: John 17.1-11 Read by Cllr Bob Deering, Mayor of Hertford.
Sermon Janet Bird
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others or listen to/watch here.
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We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation and friends we pray for the return to health of Val Warboys, Lynne Randall, William Murche, Catherine Lay, Kathleen Gosby, Wendell Newbold and David.
We give thanks for the life of Trevor Paddon; and we remember those who mourn him.

Peace: Rev Jo.
Offertory Hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones.
Eucharistic Prayer: Rev Jo.
Communion: Song of the Tree of Life Vaughan Williams Sung by Hazel & Fiona Ford, with David Ford - Piano.
Post Communion Collect
Post Communion Prayer
Final Hymn: All hail the power of Jesu's name.
Blessing: Rev Jo.
Final Music: Let all the world Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Sixth Sunday of Easter 17th May

Sunday was also Rogation Sunday - when we ask for God's blessing on our crops. As part of this, parishes marked their teritory by 'beating the bounds'. In 2007 we published an article by Nora Anderson recalling her experience as a farmer's daughter and our editor attempted to set out what Rogation is and how it became a Christian Festival.

National Service

The Revd Canon Dr Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool and Revd Canon Dr Rowena Pailing from Blackburn Cathedral, led today's service, calling on Christians to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. The service also included contributions from Dean Sullivan, who played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside, Dr Sarah Rushworth, a GP, and palliative care nurse Anthony Walsh.

Family Eucharist for Sixth Sunday of Easter

We streamed a Zoomed Family Eucharist on our YouTube Channel. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line.

Order of Service for Eastertide.

Introit: I am the resurrection Tomkins.
Hymn: I the lord of sea and sky.
Greeting and opening sections: Rev Jo.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Sermon The Bishop of St Albans on generosity, joy, imagination and courage
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Kathleen Gosbee, Tracey James, Charlotte Lay, Wendell Newbold, and Val Worboys.
We give thanks for the life of Trevor Paddon; and we remember those who mourn him.

Peace: Rev Jo.
Eucharistic Prayer: Rev Jo.
Communion: If ye love me Stopford.
Final Hymn: O Jesus, I have promised.
Blessing: Rev Jo.
Organ: Finale Symphonie 1 Vierne

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Fifth Sunday of Easter 10th May

The Church of England with Bishop Sarah invited you to join a live service on Radio 4 at 8.10 or, on-line from 9.00 am, in this week's National Service, which was a celebration of nurses and healthcare workers. You can find it on Youtube.

Bishop of London and former Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Mullally led the service, with contributions from the current Chief Nursing Officer and many more, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

Parish Communion for Fifth Sunday 'At home with Jesus'

We streamed a short Parish Communion at 10.00 on Facebook and Youtube, timed to allow everyone to see/stream the national VE Day service on BBC1 at 10.45. (You can find more information on VE Day here). You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others and some to be viewed on-line. With the recent changes in guidance, Clergy are now permitted to enter the church building and so we will be streaming parts of the service from All Saints. The relevant parts will be posted here as replacements for those recorded in the Vicarage in the links below sometime on Monday 11th.

Order of Service for Eastertide.

Welcome and entrance to church with Rev Jo.
Introit: My beloved spake Hadley.
Greeting and opening sections: Rev Jo.
Gloria
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Reading from Acts 7.55-60 by Martin Bird
Gradual Hymn: Ye that know the Lord is gracious.
Gospel Reading: John 14.1-14 Read by Mary Penny
Sermon preached by Rev Jo
Download A homily to read/reflect on and/or print for others.

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Intercessions led by Janet Bird
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Wendell Newbold, William Murche, Alixie’s husband, Alixie Bainbridge Spring, Charlotte Lay and Val Worboys.
We give thanks for the life of Jeanie Brushe, Trevor Paddon and Peter Gardner; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Peace: Rev Jo.
Offertory Hymn: Church's one foundation.
Eucharistic Prayer: Rev Jo.
Communion: The Call Vaughan Williams.
Post Communion Collect
Final Hymn: Love's redeeming work is done.
Blessing: Rev Jo.
Organ: Fugue in Eb BWV 552/ii J.S.Bach

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Fourth Sunday of Easter 3rd May

The Church of England Service with Paula Gooder on YouTube marked Vocations Sunday. We heard from NHS paramedic Matt, speaking about his vocation and sense of hope. Tak Muriro, a recent graduate who has begun his vocation journey with the Ministry Experience Scheme, led the prayers. The service was BSL-interpreted throughout by Gill Behenna.

Family Service for 'Good Shepherd' Sunday

We live streamed a Family Service on our Youtube Channel. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Order of Service for Eastertide.

Introit: O be joyful in the Lord Stanford.
Hymn: All people do dwell.
Greeting and opening sections: Rev Jo.
Darke in F Gloria Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: The Lord's my shepherd.
Homily to read and/or print out for others.
Geoff Oates' sermon I am the gate preached on Easter 4 2014.

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Wendell Newbold, Tony Parker and Val Worboys.
We remember Bill, who cannot be at his wife's funeral
We give thanks for the life of Jeanie Brushe, Trevor Paddon and Peter Gardner; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Peace: Rev Jo.
Offertory Hymn: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.
Eucharistic Prayer: Rev Jo.
Communion: Alleluia, I heard a voice. Weelkes.
Final Hymn: The King of Love.
Blessing: Rev Jo.
Organ: Finale Symphonie 4 Op13/4 Widor

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Third Sunday of Easter 26th April

View the Church of England Service with Rev Kate Bottley on YouTube .

Parish Communion for Eastertide

We streamed a Parish Eucharist on our Youtube Channel. You can read and use the Order of Service in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Order of Service for Eastertide.

Welcome: Rev Jo.
Introit: O taste and see Vaughan Williams.
Hymn: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus.
Greeting and opening sections: Rev Jo.
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
First reading: Acts 2.14a,2-32, read by Kay Povey-Richards.
New Testament reading: 1 Peter 1.17-23, read by Janet Oldham.
Gradual Hymn: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem.
Gospel for Easter 3 Luke 24.13-35, read by Martin Penny.
Janet Bird's Sermon for Easter 3.
Alternative Homily to read and/or print out for others

Creed: Rev Doug.
Today's daily prayer
Download this weeks prayers to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Wendell Newbold and Tony Parker.
We remember Bill, who cannot be at his wife's funeral
We give thanks for the life of Jeanie Brushe, Trevor Paddon and Peter Gardner; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Peace: Rev Jo.
Offertory Hymn: Broken for me, broken for you.
Eucharistic Prayer: Rev Jo.
Communion: O for a closer walk with God. Stanford. Sung by Hazel & Fiona Ford with David Ford Piano
Final Hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King.
Blessing: Rev Jo.
Organ: Resurrection Symphonie-Passion Dupré

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Second Sunday of Easter 19th April

Join a Service for Low Sunday with Rev Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders and family.

Family Eucharist

We held a Family Eucharist using Zoom conferencing at 10.00 am. Invitations were sent to everyone for whom we have an email address. If you didn't receive one, and wish to in future, please email us. You can read and use the service sheet in your own time.

Digital Service

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Music before the service. Prelude 'Christ is risen today. Alleluia' BWV 628 J.S.Bach
Introit: This joyful Eastertide arr. Ledger.
Hymn: Come ye faithful, raise the strain.
Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
Gradual Hymn: Breathe on me, breath of God.
Bishop Alan's Sermon for Easter 2.
Alternative Homily to read and/or print out for others

Today's daily prayer
This week's intercessions to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health Julie Hughes, Liz McGarry, and Wendell Newbold.
We give thanks for the lives of Nancy Bickle, and Linda Radford; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace.
Anthem: Ye choirs of New Jerusalem Stanford.
Hymn: Good Christian men, rejoice and sing.
Organ: Thine be the glory Guilmant

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for today.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Easter Sunday 12th April

Celebrate the dawning of Easter with a 'first-light' service from Durham Cathedral.

Celebrate Easter Sunday at home this year with a service from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's kitchen. Readings were led by Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and Caroline Welby. Theodore Levings, a 10-year-old member of All Saints Church in Canterbury, led the prayers.

Family Service

We held a family service using Zoom conferencing. You can read and use the service sheet in your own time.

Messy Church Service

Our Messy Church team put together this service which you are welcome to print out and use.

Digital Service for Easter Day

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Music before the service. Prelude in Eb BWV 552 J.S.Bach
Introit: Alleluia, Jubilate Whitbourn.
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today.
(Dove: Missa Brevis Kyrie)
Dove: Missa Brevis Gloria

Collects and readings to read and/or print out for others.
First Reading: Acts 10.34-43 read by Ann Stephens-Jones.
Second Reading: Colossians 3.1-4 read by Martin Penny.
Hymn: The Day of Resurrection.
Gospel: John 20.1-18 read by Mary Penny.
Bishop Alan's Sermon.

Today's daily prayer
This week's intercessions to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Beryl Stephens, Julie Hughes, Mihaela, and Wendell Newbold.
And we give thanks for the lives of Nancy Bickle, Pauline Geering, Tony James, Linda Radford, Valerie Grange; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Hymn: Jesus lives!.
Dove: Missa Brevis Sanctus & Benedictus
Dove: Missa Brevis Agnus Dei
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father Wesley.
Hymn: Thine be the Glory.
Organ: Toccata Symphonie V Widor played on the organ for which it was written.

Big Easter Evensong

The RSCM have created a special evensong which will run at 6.00 pm.

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for Easter Sunday.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Materials for Holy Week

The Diocese has produced materials for use each day.

Download prayers for each day in Holy Week.

Holy Saturday/Easter Eve

The Diocese have prepared a simple service for you to use. You can also join in a vigil Rumours of Hope with Archbishop-elect Stephen Cotterell in the evening.

Good Friday

Materials for Children

There are a range of videos, games, activities and links to child-fiednly services on our Messy Church Facebook page.

An Hour at the Foot of the Cross

This sequence is designed to run from 14.00 to 15.00 on Good Friday ie leading up to our Lord's death 'at the ninth hour'.

Opening motet: In the departure of our Lord Bull
Opening prayers and collect for Good Friday with Janet Bird
Hymn 126 Were you there?
Jesus is condemned Luke 23 :13-25 Read by Dorothy Toyn
The reproaches Sanders
Hymn 112 My song is Love unknown
Takes up his cross Luke 23 26-31 Read by Colin Bird
Poem His Saviour’s words , going to the cross Robert Herrick Read by Martin Bird
Hymn 120: O sacred head
Nailed to the cross Luke 23 32-43 Read by Nick Hassell
Crux Fidelis King John IV of Portugal
Hymn 106 Drop, drop slow tears
Dies on the cross Luke 23 44-49 Read by Rev Doug Loveridge
Poem Good Friday Christina Rossetti Read by Janet Bird
Prayers led by Rev Jo Loveridge
Hymn 127 When I survey the wondrous cross

Organ Commentaries

Meditations on the 14 Stations of the Cross by John Hoskings.
A set of improvised meditations on the Stations of the Cross from St Mary's, Bourne Streeet.
Seven meditations on the words of our Lord on the cross by
Charles Tournemire performed by Ulla Olleson.
Daniel Cook Jesus is nailed to the cross with links to other movements.

Maundy Thursday

There is the opportunity to join the annual Diocesan Chrism Service at 11.00, when we can renew our commitment to ministry together.

Choral Communion

At 20.00 Many of us will be outside applauding our highly skilled committed and brave staff working in the NHS, Care Homes and the Home Care sectors.

When you are ready, here is a sequence of links to create the traditional Commemoration of the Last Supper and striiping of the Altars.

Order of service
This was produced in 2000. If time permits we will reformat in a more friendly layout.

Voluntary: Institution of the Eucharist Messiaen
Hymn: O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
Kyrie: Howells Collegium Regale
Motet: Ubi Caritas Duruflé
Motet: Ave Verum Mawby
Gloria Howells Collegium Regale
Reading OT: Exodus 12.1-14,11-14
Reading NT: I Cor 11.23-26
Hymn: Bread of Heaven
Gospel: John 13.1-17, 31-35
Homily: Preached by the Bishop of Oxford on Maundy Thursday 2014

Intercessions:

Let us bring to the Father our prayers of intercession through Christ who gave himself for the life of the world.

For forgiveness for the many times we have denied Jesus, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For grace to seek out those habits of sin which mean spiritual death, and by prayer and self-discipline to overcome them, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For Christian people, that through the suffering of disunity there may grow a rich union in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those who make laws, interpret them, and administer them, that our common life may be ordered in justice and mercy, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those who still make Jerusalem a battleground, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those who have the courage and honesty to work openly for justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those in the darkness and agony of isolation, that they may find support and encouragement, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those who, weighed down with hardship, failure, or sorrow, feel that God is far from them, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

For those who are tempted to give up the way of the cross, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy

That we, with those who have died in faith, may find mercy in the day of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy upon us.

Hymn: And now, O Father, mindful of the love
Sanctus & Benedictus Howells Collegium Regale
Agnus Howells Collegium Regale
Communion: Ave Verum Byrd
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross
Psalm: 22 vv1-21

Palm Sunday 5th April

The Bishop of Manchester has recorded a service from his home in Salford and is joined, digitally, by two colleagues, also in their own homes.

We have put together a digital 'mini-service' containing many of the items that would have been included this week. As well as an activity sheet for 4-9 year olds, there are hymns to sing along to, a reading to watch/listen to and an address by Jo recorded in her garden yesterday.

Churches Together invite everyone to light a #candleof hope and pray at 19.00 every Sunday. More information from their website.

Digital 'Mini-Service'

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Music before the service. 'All glory, laud and honour' BWV 736 J.S.Bach
Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David Weelkes.
Hymn: All Glory Laud and honour.
Gospel of the Palms, Collect and first two Readings for Palm Sunday to be read/prayed and/or printed out for others.
Chilcott: A little Jazz Mass Kyrie
(Chilcott: A little Jazz Mass Gloria)

Hymn: From heaven you came.
Gospel of the Passion: video reading by Janet and Martin Bird.
Alternative text (NRSV) to read and/or print out for others.
Rev Jo's video sermon.
Alternative Homily to read and/or print out for others

Today's daily prayer
This week's intercessions to read/pray and/or print for others.
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Beryl Stephens, Julie Hughes, Linda Radford, Mihaela, and Wendell Newbold.
And we give thanks for the lives of John Larroude, Nancy Bickle, Pauline Geering (Funeral 6/4 12.30), Tony James (Funeral 8/4 11.30 am), Valerie Grange; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Hymn: My song is love unknown.
Chilcott: A little Jazz Mass Sanctus & Benedictus
Chilcott: A little Jazz Mass Agnus Dei
Anthem: Christus factus est Bruckner.
Hymn: O sacred head.
Organ: Crucifixion Symphonie Passion Dupré

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for Palm Sunday.

Evening Meditation

We were originally planning to run a bring and Sing Messiah part 2 tonight. For those who would like to sing along, you can join in here.

Alternatively you can take part in, or just listen along to, a Palm Sunday meditation set out below.

Order of service with opening prayers etc.

Organ: All glory, laud and honour BWV 735 J.S.Bach

Hymn We sing the praise

Reading 1 Corinthians 1.18-25
Motet: Crucifixus Lotti.

Reading 1 John 3 14-18
Hymn Morning Glory, Starlit sky

Reading 1 Peter 2.19-25
Psalm Miserere Allegri.

Reading Romans 6.3-11
Hymn: O sacred head.

Reading 2 Corinthians 5.17-20
Motet Christus factus est Bruckner.

Reading Romans 8 31-39
Hymn Praise the holiest

This week's intercessions
We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Beryl Stephens, Julie Hughes, Linda Radford, Mihaela, and Wendell Newbold.
And we give thanks for the lives of John Larroude, Nancy Bickle, Pauline Geering (Funeral 6/4 12.30), Tony James (Funeral 8/4 11.30 am), Valerie Grange; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Hymn When I survey the wondrous cross

Organ: Crucifixion Symphonie Passion Dupré

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Sunday 29th March

This was Passion Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent. The Archbishop of York recorded a 'Front Room' Sunday Service.

Churches Together invited everyone to light a #candleof hope and pray at 19.00 every Sunday. More information from their website.

Digital 'Mini-Service'

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Music before the service. 'Lord have mercy' BWV 669 J.S.Bach
Introit: Verily, verily I say to you Tallis.
Hymn: Lift high the cross.
Collect and Readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent.
Hymn: Breathe on me breath of God.
A short reflection on Psalm 130 by Rev Jo .
Today's daily prayer We pray for everyone affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst our own congregation we pray for the return to health of Beryl Stephens, Julie Hughes, Linda Radford, Mihaela, and Wendell Newbold.
And we give thanks for the lives of John Larroude, Pauline Geering, Tony James, and Valerie Grange; and we remember those who mourn for them.

Hymn: There's a wideness in God's mercy.
Anthem: God so loved the world Stainer.
Hymn: The Royal Banners forward go.
Organ: 'Out of the depths' BWV J.S.Bach

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Individual worship

Redemptorist have also published a short set of thoughts and ideas for the coming week.

Sunday 22nd March

This was both Mothering Sunday and the 4th Sunday of Lent. The Archbishop of Canterbury recorded a Special Service for Mothering Sunday, broadcast on Radio 4 at 8.00am and made available on Facebook at 9.00 am. You can download it here. Dean Jeffrey broadcast a service live from the Shrine of St Alban in the Cathedral. You can view it here

Churches Together have announced a National Day of Prayer. More information from their website.

Digital 'Mini-Service'

Redemptorist Publications have very generously made their publication available digitally for the period of the C0VID-19 pandemic so we are able to offer a 'Digital Service' both with materials that can be printed off and sent to others andsome to be viewed on-line.

Music before the service. 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele' BWV 654 J.S.Bach
Introit: Grannies and Grandads "Bless the Lord" Carter.
Hymn: For the beauty of the earth.
Collect and Readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent.
Hymn: For Mary, Mother of our Lord.
Short homily.
Prayers for Mothering Sunday
Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth Stopford.
Hymn: Now thank we all our God.
Organ: Nun Danket Karg-Elert

Activity Sheet for Children

Activity sheet for 4-9 years olds for the 4th Sunday of Lent.

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