Sunday 19th May- 5th Sunday of Easter




SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019 – 10:30 


COMMUNICATION: If you hear of anyone in our congregation who is ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure one of the Churchwardens is told.



The Introit Hymn 

Christ triumphant ever reigning,
Saviour, Master, King,
Lord of heav'n, our lives sustaining,
Hear us as we sing:


Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown,
The eternal name.

Word incarnate, truth revealing,
Son of Man on earth!
Power and majesty concealing
By your humble birth:


Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated,
Victim crucified!
Death is through the Cross defeated,
Sinners justified:

Priestly King, enthroned for ever
High in heaven above!
Sin and death and hell shall never
Stifle hymns of love:


So, our hearts and voices raising
Through the ages long,
Ceaselessly upon you gazing,
This shall be our song:





The Entrance Antiphon


O sing a new song to the Lord,

for he has worked wonders;


in the sight of the nations

he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Lord be with you

And with your spirit   


The Invitation to Confession


You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

You came to call sinners:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us:

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.




Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!

Glory to God in the heights of the heavens,
Peace to God’s people, all people on earth.

Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!

Son of the Father, all glory and worship;
Praise and thanksgiving to you, Lamb of God.

Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!

You take away the sin of the world;
Have mercy on us, receive our prayer.

Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!

Seated in pow’r at the right of the Father,
Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.

Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!

And with the Spirit of love everlasting,
Reigning in glory for ever, Amen.

Glory! Glory! Glory to God!
Glory! Glory! Glory to God!


The Collect

Almighty ever-living God,

constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us,

that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism

may, under your protective care, bear much fruit

and come to the joys of life eternal.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Reading


A reading from the Act of the Apostles


Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe.

They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed.

On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.


The Word of the Lord


Thanks be to God


The Psalm


I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,

compassionate to all his creatures.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,

and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign

and declare your might, O God,

to make known to men your mighty deeds

and the glorious splendour of your reign.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

Yours is an everlasting kingdom;

your rule lasts from age to age.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.



The Second Reading


A reading from the book of the Apocalypse:

I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’

Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new.’


The Word of the Lord


Thanks be to God


The Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia!

I give you a new commandment:

love one another just as I have loved you,

says the Lord.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!


The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit





A reading from the holy Gospel according to John:

Glory to you O Lord

When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified,

and in him God has been glorified.

If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon.

‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer.

I give you a new commandment:

love one another; just as I have loved you,

you also must love one another.

By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’


The Gospel of the Lord      

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ


The Homily by Fr John




I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible


I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made.


For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.


For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and   was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.


He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the Prophets.


I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


The Prayers of the Faithful  

For the full intercessions please see PARISH PRAYERS

As members of the Body of Christ, and united in his love, let us pray to our heavenly Father.


Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us.


Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us Sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Father, confident in your boundless love, we place these prayers before you.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Offertory Hymn 



Love is his word, love is his way,

feasting with kin, fasting alone,

living and dying, rising again,

love, only love, is his way:



Richer than gold is the love of my Lord,

better than splendour and wealth.


Love is his way, love is his mark,

sharing his last Passover feast,

Christ at his table, host to the twelve,

love, only love, is his mark:



Love is his mark, love is his sign,

bread for our strength, wine for our joy,

"This is my body, this is my blood' -

love, only love, is his sign:



Love is his sign, love is his news,

'Do this,' he said, 'lest you forget

all my deep sorrow, all my dear blood' -

love, only love, is his news:



Love is his news, love is his name,

we are his own, chosen and called,

family, brethren, cousins and kin,

love, only love, is his name:



Love is his name, love is his law,

hear his command, all who are his

'Love one another, I have loved you'

love, only love, is his law.



Love is his law, love is his word:

love of the Lord, Father and Word,

love of the Spirit, God ever one,

love, only love, is his word:



The Preparation of the Gifts


Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.


May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. 


The Prayer over the Offerings


O God, who by the wonderful exchange effected in this sacrifice

have made us partakers of the one supreme Godhead,

grant, we pray,

that, as we have come to know your truth,

we may make it ours by a worthy way of life.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit

Lift up your hearts:

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just


The Priest continues with the preface 


Holy, holy holy Lord.

God of power and God of might:

Heaven and earth, heaven and earth

Are full of your glory, your power and might.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.


Blessed, blessed is he who comes:

Blessed, blessed is he who comes;

Blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.


The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer


The mystery of faith:


Christ is died, Christ is risen, Jesus Christ will come again.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.


The Priest continues


… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.



At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:


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.  

Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.


The Sign of Peace


Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit


Let us offer each other the sign of peace.


Jesus, risen Lord, triumphant King;

Jesus, true redeemer of the world:

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Give us your peace.


Jesus, Morning Star which never sets;

Jesus, Paschal Lamb and sacrifice:

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Give us your peace.

Jesus, bursting from the shattered tomb:

Jesus, mighty Victor over death:

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

Give us your peace.




Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


The Communion Antiphon


I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord.

Whoever remains in me, and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia.


At the distribution of the Sacrament, the minister says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

The communicant replies each time:  Amen.


The Communion Hymn


Blest are the pure in heart,
for they shall see our God;
the secret of the Lord is theirs,
their soul is Christ's abode.

The Lord, who left the heavens
our life and peace to bring,
to dwell in lowliness with us,
their pattern and their King;

Still to the lowly soul
he doth himself impart
and for his dwelling and his throne
chooseth the pure in heart.

Lord, we thy presence seek;
may ours this blessing be;
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple meet for thee.



The Post Communion Hymn 


Glorious things of you are spoken,
Sion, city of our God.
He whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for his own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
Thou may smile at all your foes.


See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply your sons and daughters
And all fear of want remove.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.


Blest inhabitations of Sion,
Washed in their Redeemer’s blood
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

Make them Kings and priests of God.

Tis his love his people raises

Over self to reign as kings,

And, as priests, his solemn praises

Each for a thank-offering brings.


Saviour, since of Sion's city
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in your name.
Fading are the world's best pleasures,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasures
None but Sion's children know.

The Post Communion Prayer


Let us pray:

Graciously be present to your people, we pray, O Lord,

and lead those you have imbued with heavenly mysteries

to pass from former ways to newness of life.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Blessing and Dismissal


The Lord be with you

And with your spirit.


May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



Go in the peace of Christ, Alleluia,Alleluia

Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia


The Regina Caeli


Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven. Alleluia!

He whom Thou wast meet to bear. Alleluia!

As He promised hath arisen. Alleluia!

Pour for us to God thy prayer. Alleluia!


Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia.


Let us pray:
O God, who through the resurrection of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ
didst vouchsafe to give joy to the world: grant, we beseech thee,

that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.