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THE COLLECT FOR CHRIST THE KING – THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT

Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



Christ the King


Sunday, 20th November CHRIST THE KING – THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT


Monday, 21st November Feria


Tuesday, 22nd November – Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c. 230


Wednesday, 23rd November – Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c. 100


Thursday, 24th November – Feria


Friday, 25th November – Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century; Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748


Saturday, 26th November 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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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 November are as follows:

 

 

 

Sunday, 6th November, THE THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

11 am Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – traditional language), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

11 am Shoebox Family Service, at St Thomas’, Southwick.

6.30 pm A Service in Loving Memory of the Faithful Departed (for All Souls’ Day, 2nd November) Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

 

Sunday, 13th November, THE SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT (Remembrance Sunday)

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

10.40 am Remembrance Sunday Service, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley.

10.50 am Remembrance Sunday Service, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

 

Sunday, 20th November, CHRIST THE KING

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

10.30 am Family Toy and Gift Service, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

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

 

Sunday, 27th November, THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

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

10 am Family Service, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley.

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

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 recommended, though no longer mandatory. 

 

Individual Prayer in our churches for the week of Sunday, 20th November:

St Nicholas’, North Bradley and St Thomas’, Southwick are open by prior arrangement only.

St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open during the day on each day of the week.

 

 

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