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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
21st August 2022

HT Choir: stone flower

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

The readings for today and some of the prayers of our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

Downloads (PDF)


Jesus heals and restores on this day, breaking with convention. Just as the donkey’s thirst was quenched on the sabbath, so we too are refreshed with living waters.

Organ Prelude
Florence Price: Adoration

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession and Absolution

God is love and we are God’s children, there is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first. Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.


God our Father, we confess to you
and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
and in what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry.
Forgive us our sins,
and deliver us from the power of evil.
For the sake of your Son who died for us,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

God, who is both power and love,
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’

Open your merciful ears, O Lord,
to the prayers of your humble servants:
and, that you would graciously grant what we ask,
make us desire what is pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Isaiah 58.9b-14
read by Ian Boa

If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light will shine in the darkness

Psalm 103.1-8

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness

Refrain: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
and forget not all his benefits.

He forgives all your sins *
and heals all your infirmities;

He redeems your life from the grave *
and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;

He satisfies you with good things, *
and your youth is renewed like an eagle’s .

The Lord executes righteousness *
and judgement for all who are oppressed.

He made his ways known to Moses *
and his works to the children of Israel.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.

Refrain: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Second Reading: Hebrews 12.18-29
read by Ian Boa

You have not come to something that can be touched but to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem

Gospel Reading: Luke 13.10-17
The Rector

Jesus heals a woman; this act of redemption was on a sabbath day

The Revd Val Nellist
Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and was made human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.
With the Father and the Son,
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

led by Andrew Pont
The Peace

We meet in Christ’s name.
Let us share his peace.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Organ Reflection
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685
Offertory Prayer

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory,
the splendour and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

The Blessing
The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Organ Postlude
Tylman Susato: Pavane
HT Choir: stone flower


This week

Monday 22nd August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 23rd August

  • 12.30 pm Funeral of Michael Foster

Sunday 28th August
Pentecost 12

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Proverbs 25.6-7; Hebrews 13.1-8, 15-16; Luke 14.1, 7-14

online resources will be available on this website

Sunday 4th September

  • 2.00 – c.5.30 pm Diocesan Global Gathering

Connect and reconnect with others throughout our diocese, and learn about and celebrate what is going on around the world among our partner dioceses. Bring a picnic lunch around 1.30 pm (teas and coffees will be provided).

From 2 pm there will be activities, and at the end of the afternoon, there will be tea.

The Gathering will close with Choral Evensong, from 4.45 until approximately 5.30 pm.

Helping Ukraine

You might also be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine. The College of Bishops have highlighted these two organisations:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: 
Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound-for-pound, up to £20 million.

The UK for UNHCR:

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