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.




Sunday, 11th April THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER


Monday, 12th April Feria


Tuesday, 13th April – Feria


Wednesday, 14th April – Feria


Thursday, 15th April – Feria


Friday, 16th April – Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923


Saturday, 17th April – 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.


Lenten Study Course

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

– exploring ecological justice

This six-session study course is devised by USPG.


For further details please do collect a course booklet from any of our churches or visit: www.uspg.org.uk/forsuchatime




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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 until the end of April are as follows:

 

Sunday, 28th March, PALM SUNDAY
9.15am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton
11am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

Monday, 29th March, MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

7pm Compline at St Thomas’, Southwick   

7pm Compline at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

 

Tuesday, 30th March, TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

7pm Compline at St Nicholas’, North Bradley 

7pm Compline at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

 

Wednesday, 31st March, WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

7pm Compline at St Thomas’, Southwick 

7pm Compline at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

 

Thursday, 1st April, MAUNDY THURSDAY WEEK

7pm Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), Stripping of the Altars and Vigil at St Nicholas’, North Bradley 

7pm Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), Stripping of the Altars and Vigil at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

 

Friday, 2nd April, GOOD FRIDAY

12 noon Service of Reflection at St Thomas’, Southwick

12 noon Service of Reflection at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton 

2pm Veneration of the Cross and Meditation at St Nicholas’, North Bradley 

 

Saturday, 3rd April, EASTER EVE

8pm Service of Light (Common Worship, Order One – modern language)  at St Nicholas’, North Bradley 

 

Sunday, 4th April, EASTER DAY        

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

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

11am Festival Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Thomas’, Southwick 

 

Sunday, 11th April, THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
8am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”) at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

10.30am Family Service at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton
11am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

Sunday, 18th April, THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.15am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Nicholas’, North Bradley
11am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

Sunday, 25th April, THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”) at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton
11am Said Holy Communion, with sermon (Common Worship, Order One – modern language) 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 11th April 
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 at 9.30am.

 

To join us on Zoom please use the following links:

 

for Monday:

Meeting ID: 852 7407 7614     Passcode: 000840
 

for Tuesday:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81369097033?pwd=RFVkWmVIU2FFMmdwRnFrTVkyeTdCdz09

Meeting ID: 813 6909 7033     Passcode: 796945

 
for Wednesday:

Meeting ID: 820 5478 1893     Passcode: 358592

 
“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.