THE COLLECT FOR THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern

both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws

and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

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, c. 1410 (copy)


Sunday, 25th JulyTHE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (JAMES THE APOSTLE)


Monday, 26th JulyAnna and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Tuesday, 27th JulyBrooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901


Wednesday, 28th July Feria


Thursday, 29th JulyMary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord


Friday, 30th July – William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson, Anti-Slavery Campaigners, 1833, 1797, 1846


Saturday, 31st JulyIgnatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556




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

 

Sunday, 25th July, THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
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, 1st August, THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

 

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

 

Sunday, 8th August, THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
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

 

Sunday, 15th August, THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
9.15am Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

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

 

Sunday, 22nd August, THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
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, 29th August, THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

11am Benefice Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon and choir, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

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, 25th July: 
The Stafford Chapel at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is open for individual prayer on Tuesday, 27th July and on Friday, 30th July between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

 

St Thomas’, Southwick, is open for individual prayer on Wednesday, 28th July between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

 

St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open for individual prayer on Saturday, 31st July and on Sunday 1st August between 2 and 4pm.

 

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

To join us on Zoom, please use the following links:

 

for Monday:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71174976685?pwd=V2xJS1V5aXVXSnMwZ3l2WnRWN0ZmZz09

Meeting ID: 711 7497 6685  Passcode: Fxg6pp

for Tuesday:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79131218363?pwd=akNIUE52WVQ4MDdDbU1pTS9sVkxMdz09

Meeting ID: 791 3121 8363   Passcode: y8rTsq

for Wednesday:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74674580255?pwd=UFpVb2hUSHRxWUhPRk1NUGkyd0pIdz09

Meeting ID: 746 7458 0255 Passcode: h45Na2

 

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