First Sunday of Advent

Please be advised that our services at church have been resumed as from 29 November and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Prayer during this Pandemic

O God our heavenly Father, Your son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Great Physician, who healed the sick, cured the blind and deaf and raised the dead, and who, throughout all history, holds dominion over disease and death: In your mercy to this world, arrest and eradicate this coronavirus. Heal the afflicted and comfort those who have suffered from this scourge; so that those who suffer may know your healing heart and hand, that those who are anxious or burdened may know your comfort and peace that passes understanding, that the watching world may know your sovereign authority, prevailing power, mercy, and grace, and that all may come to know, love and worship you; we ask in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Bishop Paul Barker

   

Spiritual communion prayer for those viewing from home (After St Richard of Chichester’s prayer. For more detail see bit.ly/2DnGZoU) 

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
For all the benefits you have given me,
For all the pains and insults you have borne for me; 
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart;
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
May I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, 
And follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen. 

                                                                                                                                                                        

Below is a link to the Bishop’s virtual service for this week: