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.

Holy Communion for the Feast of Christ the King, 2020, celebrated at St Thomas’, Southwick

… and some favourite hymns for this day …

Alleluia, sing to Jesus

At the name of Jesus

Christ triumphant

Hail redeemer, King divine

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Rejoice the Lord is King

Sunday, 22nd November – CHRIST THE KING

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

St Clement

Tuesday, 24th November – Feria

Wednesday, 25th November – Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century

Thursday, 26th November – Feria

Friday, 27th November – Feria

Saturday, 21st November – Feria

*** is an excellent online resource containing short biographies of the saints, as well as prayers and readings for their day.

Your financial support to the Benefice is vital … and greatly appreciated … please see Supporting the Church

Our services for the month of November are as follows:
on Sunday, 1st November, ALL SAINTS’ DAY
9.15am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Nicholas’, North Bradley (incense will be used at this service)
11am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”) at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

on Monday, 2nd November, ALL SOULS’ DAY    
7pm Benefice Said Holy Communion with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language),  St Nicholas’, North Bradley (see below*)
(incense will be used at this service)

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.

Further to the imposition of new national restrictions in respect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), worship in the churches of the Benefice has been suspended until 2nd December.

On Sunday, 8th November, THE THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT (Remembrance Sunday) we shall be holding a:
10.45am Remembrance Sunday service outside St Nicholas’, North Bradley; and a
10.45am Remembrance Sunday service outside St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

Individual Prayer in our churches
The Stafford Chapel at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is open for individual prayer every Tuesday and Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

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

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

Morning Prayer will be said remotely, on Zoom, on Tuesday, 24th, Wednesday, 25th and Thursday, 26th November at 9.30am. If you would like to join in here are the links:

for Tuesday, 24th November:
Meeting ID: 841 0082 0986 Passcode: 625265

for Wednesday, 25th November:
Meeting ID: 853 6176 4968 Passcode: 123962

for Thursday, 26th November:
Meeting ID: 872 0995 9678 Passcode: 901994

“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:
From our own Diocese, you can find at 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

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

Collect your Shoebox label between 10.30am and 12.30pm on any Tuesday or Friday at St Nicholas’, or on any Wednesday at St Thomas’, or from Fr Oliver Learmont at; on 07464 795590.

Please bring your gift-filled Shoebox to St Nicholas’ or St Thomas’ at any of the above times, or c/o Fr Oliver.

Shoeboxes will be blessed at 9.15am at Holy Communion at St Nicholas’ on Sunday, 6th December, and at 11am at Holy Communion at St Thomas’ on Sunday, 13th December.

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