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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 Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Prayer for the week

God of Peace
You draw close to us,
breathing tranquility into the storms of our fears.
In your calming presence may we step forward courageously,
knowing that your grace and strength will sustain us in every situation,
so may our faith may not be for us alone,
but bring peace to others amidst the turbulence of the world. Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 9 August 2020

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The Ninth Sunday after Trinity (A)