All are welcome to join me in taking communion. There are no exceptions.
The order of service is posted beneath the audio file so that you can join in with the service. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.
If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). You eat the bread after I say “The body of Christ,” and drink the wine after I say “The blood of Christ.” How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
Click on the arrow on the player to stream.
Download via the MP3 icon below the player.
Download podcast via iTUNES.
"Fugue sur le thème du carillon des heures de la cathédrale de Soissons" by Maurice Duruflé - Vincent Warnier
INVITATION TO CONFESSION
Father eternal, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour, in what we have thought, in what we have said and done, through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We have wounded your love, and marred your image in us. We are sorry and ashamed, and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past; and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light. Amen
"The Lord Is My Shepherd " by John Bell - Mhairi_Lawson
"Brief life is here our portion"
- Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick Choir
- Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick Choir
"It is the will of him who sent me," says the Lord,
"that I should lose none of all that he has given me,
but raise them up on the last day."
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Ubi Caritas Et Amor" by Maurice Duruflé - Choir Of St. John's College
Christ, enthroned in highest heaven" - The Choir of Selwyn College
PRAYER OVER THE GIFT
The Lord is here.
God's Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, gracious God...
...evermore praising you and saying
We praise and bless you, loving Father…
…until he comes in glory.
Great is the mystery of faith.
Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
Lord of all life…
…for ever and ever. Amen.
Uniting our prayers with the whole company of heaven,
let us pray with conﬁdence as our Saviour has taught us
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jesus is the living bread which came down from heaven:
if anyone eats of this bread, they will live for ever.
Lord, give us this bread always.
‘I am the bread of life,’ says the Lord;
‘whoever comes to me will never hunger;
whoever believes in me will never thirst.’
‘I am the vine: you are the branches.’
May we dwell in him as he lives in us.
The body of Christ. Amen.
The blood of Christ. Amen.
"Jesu, Son of Mary" - Norwich Cathedral Choir
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power.
For you have created all things, and by your will they have their being.
You are worthy, O Lamb, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign with you on earth.
This is the will of him that sent me,
that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me,
and I will raise them up at the last day.
Lord God, creator of all,
you have made us creatures of this earth,
but have also promised us a share in life eternal.
According to your promises,
may all who have died in the peace of Christ
come with your saints to the joys of your kingdom,
where there will be neither sorrow nor pain,
but life everlasting.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
"Abide with me" - York Minster Choir
My sisters and brothers,
Neither death nor life can separate us from
the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Service from "Common Worship" (Church of England)
compiled by Jonathan Hagger
"Death Lib." by Steve Turner
Readings from the N.R.S.V.
"Requiem" by Maurice Duruflé - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus
Other music is credited in the text