Online worship on 15 August

Although legal restrictions that have impacted on our in-church worship are slowly lifting, we aim to continue to offer online worship, albeit in a slightly slimmed down version in order to make this sustainable. This week the online service is led by Revd Nicholas Calver.

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The hymn ‘Angel voices ever singing’ is sung

Angel-voices ever singing round thy throne of light,
Angel-harps for ever ringing, rest not day nor night;
Thousands only live to bless thee,
And confess thee Lord of might

Thou who art beyond the farthest mortal eye can see,
Can it be that thou regardest our poor hymnody?
Yes we know that thou art near us
and wilt hear us constantly

Yea, we know that thou rejoicest o’er each work of thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices for thy praise design;
Craftsman’s art and music’s measure
For thy pleasure all combine.

In thy house, great God, we offer of thine own to thee;
And for thine acceptance proffer, all unworthily,
Hearts and minds and hands and voices
In our choicest psalmody.

Honour, glory, might, and merit thine shall ever be:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blessèd Trinity:
Of the best that thou hast given,
Earth and heaven render thee.

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

Collect for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading from John 6: 51-58
by Mary Chapman

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by the Revd Nicholas Calver

Let us pray as Jesus taught us:

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.


The hymn ‘Be thou my vision’ is sung

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Naught be all else to me save that thou art;
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I thy true heir;
Thou in me dwelling, and I in thy care.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight,
Be thou my armour, and be thou my might,
Thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r,
Raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, nor all the world’s praise,
Thou mine inheritance through all of my days;
Thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art!

High King of heaven when battle is done,
Grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heav’n’s sun;
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.