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8th March – 9.30 – Lent 2 – A new life

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Additional Collect for Lent 2: 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 come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Bible Readings:Romans 4.1-5,13-17; John 3.1-17

March 1st – 9.30 – Finding strength in the wilderness

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Collect for Lent 1: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son […]

Feb 16th – 10am United Service with the Methodist Church

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Collect for 2nd Sunday before Lent: Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns […]

Feb 9th – 9.30 – Let your light shine!

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Collect for 3rd Sunday before Lent: Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true […]

26th Jan – Bell Re-dedication service – Bishop Karen

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Bible Reading: Chronicles 29: 6 – 14 It is good to be here tonight at this special service.  Almost every Vicar I know either gets excited about a building or fundraising project or absolutely dreads it!  And so it is great to have had a project which has involved a number of people and to meet tonight […]

Feb 2nd – 9.30 – Presentation of Christ

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Collect for Candlemass – the Presentation of Christ at the Temple. Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God. Amen. Bible Readings: 1 Corinthians 1.18-31; Luke 2.22-40

26th Jan – 9.30am – Jesus says “Follow Me”

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Collect for Epiphany 3: 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. Bible Reading: Matthew 4.12-23

Jan 12th – 9.30 – ‘He will bring justice to the nations’

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Collect for the Baptism of Christ: Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. Bible Readings: Isaiah 42.1-9; Matthew 3.13-17 The River Jordan and a possible sight of the Baptism of Jesus […]