THE COLLECT FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


O God the King of glory,

you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,

but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us

and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



Sunday, 16th May THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Monday, 17th May Feria


Tuesday, 18th May – Feria


Wednesday, 19th May – Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988


Thursday, 20th MayAlcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804


Friday, 21st May – Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330


Saturday, 15th May – Feria




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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Annual Meetings

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for the Parish of North Bradley, Southwick and Heywood, and will be taking place at 7pm on Tuesday, 25th May; and for the Parish of Steeple Ashton at 7.30pm on Thursday, 27th May. Locations of meetings will be confirmed shortly.




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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 May are as follows:

 

Sunday, 2nd May, THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER        

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

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

 

Sunday, 9th May, THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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

 

Thursday, 13th May, ASCENSION DAY

10am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

7pm Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

 

Sunday, 16th May, THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.15am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

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

 

Sunday, 23rd May, THE DAY OF PENTECOST
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

 

Sunday, 30th May, TRINITY SUNDAY
11am Benefice 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, 16th May: 
The Stafford Chapel at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is open for individual prayer on Tuesday and Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

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

The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open for individual prayer on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 4pm.

 

Morning Prayer is said remotely, Monday –  Wednesday this week at 9.30am.

 

To join us on Zoom please use the following links:

* for Monday

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75150762403?pwd=RE5sSXl1K3QrcVIwNHprWHd5WHZOUT09

Meeting ID: 751 5076 2403  Passcode: s7Hpyj

* for Tuesday

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76590269540?pwd=Y3dPekdGQ2YyakVYT2k1cXJGcjhwQT09

Meeting ID: 765 9026 9540  Passcode: Q46uve

*for Wednesday

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72330821561?pwd=aG1ZQUc1QzJ1M0NlTkhNd0w2a0w3QT09

Meeting ID: 723 3082 1561   Passcode: AT2YdR

 

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



Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Pack a Shoebox!


Send Good News And Great Joy Around The World



Thank you for preparing and bringing to St Nicholas’ or St Thomas’ your gift-filled Shoebox.


The Shoeboxes were blessed at Holy Communion at St Nicholas’ on Sunday, 6th December, and at Holy Communion at St Thomas’ on Sunday, 13th December.

We look forward to telling you where they are to be sent!


Do visit samaritans-purse.org.uk for further details, and for alternative ways of giving if you are unable to give a gift-filled shoebox.