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


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


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 2nd – 9.30 – Presentation of Christ


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”


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’


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 […]

Dec 22 – 9.30am – Advent 4 – Joseph and Jesus


Collect for Advent 4: 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 Bible Readings: Isaiah 7.10-16; Matthew 1.18-25

November 3rd – 9.30 – All Saints Day.


Collect for All Saints: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for […]