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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.


Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is a particular time to confess sin and to seek personal and collective renewal (a ‘springtime of the spirit’). Lent has a special focus on Jesus’s journey to the cross and prepares the Church to celebrate his resurrection.

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The Third Sunday before Lent

Prayer for the week

Lord of Creation:

Change and uncertainty discomfort us, and we expend much energy imposing our ideas of order on the world. Teach us what we need to organize, that we may do it with respect and sensitivity; and what we can safely leave in your loving hands. For in your infinite care nothing is lost, and your desire is that we trust and rest in you. Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
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.

The Third Sunday before Lent (A)