THE COLLECT FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers

of your people who call upon you;

and grant that they may both perceive and know

what things they ought to do,

and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;

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.


Madonna at Prayer, Sassoferrato (1609 – 1685)


Sunday, 19th September THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Monday, 20th September – John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871


Tuesday, 21st SeptemberMatthew, Apostle and Evangelist


Wednesday, 22nd September – Feria


Thursday, 23rd September – Feria


Friday, 24th September – Feria


Saturday, 25th September – Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626; Sergei of Radonezh, Russian Monastic, Reformer, Teacher of the Faith, 1392




www.excitingholiness.org/first-edition is an excellent online resource containing short biographies of the saints, as well as prayers and readings for their day.





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HEADSTONES

IN ST MARY’S CHURCHYARD


If you happen to be responsible for the maintenance of a headstone has been laid flat for safety reasons (i.e. heir-at-law), please let us know either that you are content that the memorial should remain as it is, or that you would be prepared to fund its refixing.


Headstones to the following individuals have been laid flat:


1. Albert Edward Woods MOORE – marked with a stone cross on the western perimeter of the churchyard

2.Thomas Simon HIBBERT – marked with a stone cross on the western perimeter of the churchyard

3.Frederick Archie THOMAS, plot 34

4.Beatrice Mary DIXON, plot 78

5.William GERRISH, plot 95

6.Alice Mary TWINEY, plot 97

7.Hubert BURBRIDGE, plot 103

8.Percy Albert WAREHAM, plot 126

9.George Anthony BROWN, plot 140

10. Thomas SAONSBURY, plot 156

11. William Stephen NOAR, plot 171

12. Emma Lydia HOOPER, plot 182

13. Emma BULL, plot 216

14. Bridget HICKEY, plot 252

15. Emily PEARCE, plot 271

16. James SIMS, plot 275

17. Alfred RUDDLE, plot 328

18. J. Lockyer SEALE – unnumbered plot at the easter end of   the old churchyard, marked by a stone cross

19.a headstone with an illegible inscription laid flat next to the table monument of George Ball

The Vicar, churchwarden and PCC of St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

31st July, 2021





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Holy Communion for the The First Sunday of Advent, 2020, celebrated at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton


Prayers of Intercession for Advent


… and some favourite hymns for this day …

Awake, awake: fling off the night

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Hark! A herald voice is calling

Hills of the north, rejoice

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

O come, O come, Emmanuel










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Our services for the month of September are as follows:

 

Sunday, 5th September, THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY/THE BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (transferred from 8th September)

9.15am Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

11am Patronal Festival Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

Sunday, 12th September, THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

10.30am Family Service at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton. 

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

Sunday, 19th September, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
9.15am Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

11am Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

Sunday, 26th September, THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

On account of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) special provisions are in place for our services, including those for the administration of Holy Communion.
Please note that the wearing of face coverings in church by all who attend worship and, in general, by all those who attend church when there may be others present is mandatory.

 

Individual Prayer in our churches for the week of Sunday, 19th September: 
The Stafford Chapel at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is open for individual prayer on Tuesday, 21st September and on Friday, 24th September between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

 

St Thomas’, Southwick, is open for individual prayer on Wednesday, 22nd September between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

 

St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open for individual prayer on Saturday, 25th September and on Sunday 26th September between 2 and 4pm.

 

 
Morning Prayer will be said privately this week.

 

If you have a smartphone do consider downloading and using the free Daily Prayer App (Aimer), where you can now also find a recording of each of the three daily offices – Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer.
 
 
“We lift up in prayer the people of our Benefice each morning; please let us know if you would like us to include in our prayers any particular person or cause.”
 
Worship at home
An excellent range of resources can be found at: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online
From our own Diocese, you can find at www.salisburycathedral.org.uk daily reflections
and much streamed material, including, on Sundays, a Service of Words and Music
(often on the Cathedral YouTube channel).
Also do look at Bishop Andrew’s vlog (by searching for Andrew Rumsey on YouTube), and the reflections available at www.sarum.ac.uk
 
Daily HOPE
The Church of England has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while our church buildings are closed.  …
Dial in to listen to daily services of prayers and reflections.
The service is available 24 hours a day.
 
 
 

 

Daily Hope is just a phone call away