THE COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Lord, you have taught us

that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

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, 26th June THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Monday, 27th JuneCyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 444


Tuesday, 28th June – Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon, Teacher, c. 200


Wednesday, 29th June – PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES


Thursday, 30th June – Feria


Friday, 1st July – Henry, John and Henry Venn the Younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813 and 1873


Saturday, 2nd July – 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 July are as follows:

 

 

 

Sunday, 3rd July, THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY/ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE

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

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

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

 

Sunday, 10th July, THE FOURTH 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, 17th July, THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

 

Sunday, 24th July, THE SIXTH 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.

 

Sunday, 31st July, THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

 

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, 26th June: 

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, 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