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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 Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Prayer for the week

Transforming God;

Although we pray for the renewal of our lives and of our world, the changes we face are unsettling. Grant us such faith and trust in your steadfast love that we try not to conform your purposes to ours, but commit ourselves wholeheartedly to you; for you hold the future in your hands, and will never let us go. In Jesus’ name, who promised us his presence to the end.


Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
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 19 July 2020

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The Sixth Sunday after Trinity (A)