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Order of Service

¶                   The Gathering


Hymn                                                                                       STAND

At the entry of the ministers a hymn may be sung. 

The priest says

                     In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.



The Greeting


The priest greets the people 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you


Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.


The Lord be with you


and also with you.


 Instead of The Lord be with you, a Bishop says

 Peace be with you.


Words of welcome or introduction may be said. 


 Prayers of Penitence


Invitation to confession

The priest invites the people to confess their sins in these or other suitable words

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins,
and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.




The Priest says the following or other invocations

 You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:

Lord, have mercy          or              Kyrie, eleison

 Lord, have mercy     or                   Kyrie, eleison


You came to call sinners:

 Christ, have mercy        or              Christe, eleison

 Christ, have mercy      or             Christe, eleison


You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us:

 Lord, have mercy          or              Kyrie, eleison

 Lord, have mercy         or               Kyrie, eleison


The priest says 

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
 pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Kyrie Eleison


This follows unless it has already been used in the penitential rite:

 Lord, have mercy          or                       Kyrie, eleison

 Lord, have mercy         or                      Kyrie, eleison

Christ, have mercy        or                       Christe, eleison

Christ, have mercy      or                      Christe, eleison

Lord, have mercy          or                       Kyrie, eleison

Lord, have mercy        or                      Kyrie, eleison


Gloria in Excelsis


On Sundays (except in Advent and Lent), and on Festivals, the Gloria is sung or said

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


                     The Collect                                                                                      STAND

The priest introduces a period of silent prayer with the words ‘Let us pray’ or a more specific bidding. 

The Collect is said or sung. 




¶                   The Liturgy of the Word                                                                       SIT


First Reading

At the end the reader says: 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm

 A responsorial psalm is said or sung


Second Reading

At the end the reader says: 

This is the word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.


Hymn                                                                                       STAND


Gospel Reading

Stand for the Alleluia or Acclamation which precedes the Gospel. When the Gospel is announced the Deacon (or Priest, when no Deacon is present) says: 

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

Glory to you, O Lord.


At the end of the Gospel

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All           Praise to you, O Christ.


Sermon                                                                                            SIT              


                     The Creed                                                                                        STAND

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,
seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.

At the words that follow up to and including and was made man all bow. 

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. 


                    Prayers of Intercession                                                                  KNEEL


The prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

¶            The Church of Christ

¶            Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

¶            The local community

¶            Those who suffer

¶            The communion of saints


These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy                 or      Lord, hear us

hear our prayer.                            Lord, graciously hear us.


Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.


 In silence we offer our own petitions




And at the end

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.


¶                   The Liturgy of the Sacrament                                                     STAND


The Peace

The priest introduces the peace with this prayer or other suitable words

Lord Jesus Christ who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever.


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.


Deacon          Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

All may exchange a sign of peace.


Preparation of the Gifts

Hymn                                                                                       STAND


During the hymn, the collection is taken and the gifts of the people gathered and presented.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation for through your goodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life.

All                  Blessed be God for ever.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you:

Fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become for us our spiritual drink.

All                  Blessed be God for ever.


                     After the hymn, the priest says:

                     Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable

                     to God, the almighty Father.

                    May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise 

                    and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.


The priest says the Prayer over the offerings.

All               Amen.

                    The Eucharistic Prayer                                                                       STAND


The Lord be with you

and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.


The priest praises God for His mighty acts and all respond 


Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The priest recalls the Last Supper, and the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ.  After the consecration one of these four acclamations may be said


[Great is the mystery of faith:]

All   Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.


[Praise to you, Lord Jesus:]

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life:

Lord Jesus, come in glory.


[Christ is the bread of life:]

When we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,

until you come in glory.


[Jesus Christ is Lord:]

 Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.


The Prayer continues and leads into the doxology, to which all respond boldly 



                     The Lord’s Prayer                                                                         

The priest invites the people to join with him in The Lord’s Prayer in these or other words:

At the Saviour's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.


Breaking of the Bread

The priest breaks the consecrated bread. 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.


Agnus Dei

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.


                     Giving of Communion

The priest says the invitation to communion 

Behold, Jesus is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.


The priest and people receive communion. At the distribution, the minister says to each communicant:

The body of Christ.                                   The blood of Christ.


The communicant replies each time



During the distribution hymns and anthems may be sung. 




Prayer after Communion                                                    STAND

Silence is kept.  


The priest says the Prayer after Communion to which all respond



The priest will give out any notices.


¶                  The Dismissal                                                                             STAND


The Lord be with you

and also with you.


At a Solemn Blessing the deacon says

 Bow down for the blessing


The priest begins the blessing with seasonal or other words and concludes:

… and the blessing of God almighty, 
the  Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
be among you and remain with you always.



              The Deacon says these or other words:

Go in the peace of Christ. (alleluia, alleluia)

Thanks be to God. (alleluia, alleluia)


The ministers and people depart.


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