Online Worship for 24 April

This week, Sunday 24 April, there is a service of Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a service of Holy Communion at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and a service of Morning Worship at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Nicholas Calver (

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Alleluia, Alleluia, Hearts to heaven and voices raise;
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn of praise;
He who on the cross a victim for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory, now is risen from the dead.

Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits of the holy harvest field,
Which with all its full abundance at his second coming yield;
Then the golden ears of harvest will their heads before him wave,
Ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave.

Christ is risen, we are risen; shed upon us heavenly grace,
Rain, and dew, and gleams of glory from the brightness of Thy face;
That we, with our hearts in heaven here on earth may fruitful be,
And by angel-hands be gathered, and be ever, Lord, with Thee.

Alleluia, Alleluia, glory be to God on high;
Alleluia to the Saviour, who has gained the victory;
Alleluia to the Spirit, fount of love and sanctity;
Alleluia, Alleluia, to the Triune Majesty.

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

Let us pray:

The Collect for the Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The readings
by Angela Sullivan

The New Testament reading is Acts 5: 27-32

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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

The Gospel reading is from John 20: 19-31

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

by Revd Nicholas Calver

The Prayers

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.


Jesus, Prince and Saviour, Lord of life who died;
Christ the friend of sinners, mocked and crucified;
For a world’s salvation, he his body gave,
Lay at last death’s victim, lifeless in the grave.

Lord of life triumphant, risen now to reign!
King of endless ages, Jesus lives again!

In his pow’r and Godhead ev’ry vict’ry won;
Pain and passion ended, all his purpose done.
Christ the Lord is risen! Sighs and sorrows past,
Death’s dark night is over, morning comes at last!

Lord of life triumphant, risen now to reign!
King of endless ages, Jesus lives again!

Resurrection morning! Sinners’ bondage freed;
Christ the Lord is risen – he is ris’n indeed!
Jesus, Prince and Saviour, Lord of Life who died,
Christ the King of Glory now is glorified!

Lord of life triumphant, risen now to reign!
King of endless ages, Jesus lives again!

Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926) © administered by OUP in Europe. Used by permission.

Organist: Peter Nye

Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.