THE COLLECT FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:

graft in our hearts the love of your name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of your great mercy keep us in the same;

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.



Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity


Sunday, 31st July THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Monday, 1st August – Feria


Tuesday, 2nd August – Feria


Wednesday, 3rd August – Feria


Thursday, 4th August – John-Baptiste Vianney, Cure d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859


Friday, 5th August – Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642


Saturday, 6th August TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD




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 end of the month of July and for the month of August are as follows:

 

Sunday, 31st July, THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

 

Sunday, 7th August, THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

11 am Family Service at St Thomas’, Southwick.

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

6.30 pm Evensong, with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

 

Sunday, 14th August, THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

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

 

Sunday, 21st August, THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

 

Sunday, 28th August, THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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, 31st July: 

St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is not open for individual prayer.

St Thomas’, Southwick, is not open for individual prayer this week;

St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open for individual prayer during the day.

 

 

Morning Prayer will be said at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, at 9.30 am.

 

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