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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 Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Prayer for the week

God of Wisdom and Power:
In your self-giving love you never force obedience,
but what you ask of us is all that brings life and health.
Give us such faith and trust that we obey your commandments in freedom and joy,
and know your presence with us as both comfort and protection.
Through Jesus Christ who is with us always: Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern us
in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 2 August 2020

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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity (A)