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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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The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Prayer for the week

God of Majesty and Splendour:

Renew our sense of wonder at the everyday things around us: the signs of coming spring, the companionship of friends, the kindness which makes the world a better place. Renew our sense of purpose, and guide us to strive not for our own vanity and ambition, but to reflect your heavenly glory.


Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 26 January 2020

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The Third Sunday of Epiphany (A)