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A collect is a short prayer used in liturgy, for example towards the beginning of the Eucharist. It often reflects the themes of the particular season of the Church’s year. Its name comes from the idea that it ‘collects’ together the lessons of the service readings.

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

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Easter Day

Prayer for the week

God of life and love:

As we celebrate the Resurrection of your Son, we remember that the joy of Easter Morning came only after the sorrow of the Cross, the darkness of Good Friday, and the silence of the tomb.

As you reassured Mary in the garden, make yourself known to all who struggle to be joyful today; and show us, as you promised your disciples, that wherever we go, you are there before us, and will remain with us always.


Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.

Sunday 12 April 2020

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