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Sung Eucharist

Sung Eucharist will be livestreamed and available online at Holy Trinity’s YouTube site from 10.55am Sund


Grace and peace to you from God our Father,

And the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.


Opening hymn

 Christ is made the sure foundation,

And the precious corner-stone,

Who, the two walls underlying,

Bound in each, binds both in one,

Holy Sion's help for ever,

and our confidence alone.


To this temple, where we call thee,

Come, O Lord of hosts, today;

With thy wonted loving-kindness,

Hear thy people as they pray;

And thy fullest benediction

Shed within its walls for ay.


Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

Gifts of grace by prayer to gain;

Here to have and hold for ever,

Those good things their prayers obtain,

And hereafter, in thy glory,

With thy blessèd ones to reign.


Laud and honour to the Father,

Laud and honour to the Son,

Laud and honour to the Spirit,

Ever Three and ever One,

One in love, and One in splendour,

While unending ages run. Amen.

Approach to God     


I will go to the altar of God;

to the God of my joy and gladness.


Our help is in the name of the Lord

Who hath made heaven and earth.


 Turn us, O God and Saviour;

that your people may rejoice in you.


 O Lord, show us your mercy;

 and grant us your salvation.


 Lord, hear our prayer;

give ear to our cry.



Almighty God, to whom all hearts be 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.




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.




 Almighty God, 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 your Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.





First Reading

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.        

Ephesians 1:3-14



King of glory, King of peace,

I will love thee;

And that love may never cease,

I will move thee.

Thou hast granted my request,

Thou hast heard me;

Thou didst note my working breast,

Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art

I will sing thee,

And the cream of all my heart

I will bring thee.

Though my sins against me cried,

Thou didst clear me;

And alone, when they replied,

Thou didst hear me.


Seven whole days, not one in seven,

I will praise thee;

In my heart, though not in heaven,

I can raise thee.

Small it is, in this poor sort

To enrol thee:

E'en eternity's too short

To extol thee.


When it is announced:

Glory to Christ our Saviour.


Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’

For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’ And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’ And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.’ She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’ She replied, ‘The head of John the baptizer.’ Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’ The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.                

Mark 6:14-29

At end:

Give thanks to the Lord for his glorious Gospel.

Praise to Christ our Lord.




 Anthem after sermon:

How lovely are the messengers (Mendelssohn)



We meet in Christ's name.

Let us share his peace.




Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares can destroy,

Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.


Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,

Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.


 Worship and praise belong to you, Almighty God,

in every place and at all times.

All power is yours.

You created the heavens and established the  earth;

you sustain in being all that is.

In Christ your Son, our life and yours

are brought together in a wonderful exchange.

He made his home among us

that we might for ever dwell in you.


Through your Holy Spirit

you call us to new birth

in a creation restored by love.


As children of your redeeming purpose,

we offer you our praise,

with angels and archangels

and the whole company of heaven,

singing the hymn of your unending glory:




 Glory and thanksgiving be to you,

most loving Father,

for the gift of your Son born in human flesh.

He is the Word existing beyond time,

both source and final purpose,

bringing to wholeness all that is made.

Obedient to your will he died upon the Cross.

By your power you raised him from the dead.

He broke the bonds of evil

and set your people free

to be his Body in the world.


On the night when he was given up to death,

knowing that his hour had come,

having loved his own,

he loved them to the end.


At supper with his disciples

he took bread and offered you thanks.

He broke the bread, and gave it to them, saying:

“Take, eat. This is my Body:

it is broken for you.”


 After supper, he took the cup,

he offered you thanks, and gave it to them saying:


“Drink this, all of you.

This is my Blood of the new covenant;

it is poured out for you, and for all,

that sins may be forgiven.

Do this in remembrance of me.”


 We now obey your Son’s command.

We recall his blessed passion and death,

his glorious resurrection and ascension;

and we look for the coming of his Kingdom.

Made one with him, we offer you these gifts

and with them ourselves,

a single, holy, living sacrifice.


Hear us, most merciful God,

and send your Holy Spirit upon us

and upon this bread and this wine,

that, overshadowed by his life-giving power,

they may be the Body and Blood of your Son,

and we may be kindled with the fire of your love

and renewed for the service of your Kingdom.


Help us, who are baptised into the

fellowship of Christ's Body

to live and work to your praise and glory;

may we grow together in unity and love

until at last, in your new creation,

we enter into our heritage

in the company of the Virgin Mary,

the apostles and prophets,

and of all our brothers and sisters

living and departed.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory be to you,

Lord of all ages,

world without end.    Amen.




The living bread is broken for the life of the world.

Lord, unite us in this sign.




As our Saviour Christ has commanded and taught us, we are bold to say:


Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;  thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,  the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.


AGNUS DEI          




 Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. 

Happy are we who are called to share this supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,

but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.



Jesus, good above all other,

Gentle Child of gentle Mother,

In a stable born our Brother,

Give us grace to persevere.


Jesus, cradled in a manger,

For us facing every danger,

Living as a homeless stranger,

Make we thee our King most dear.


Jesus, for thy people dying,

Risen Master, death defying,

Lord in heaven, thy grace supplying,

Keep us to thy presence near.


Jesus, who our sorrows bearest,

All our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,

Thou to men the truth declarest;

Help us all thy truth to hear.


Lord, in all our doings guide us;

Pride and hate shall ne'er divide us;

We'll go on with thee beside us,

And with joy we'll persevere!



Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious.

And his mercy endures for ever.


 Loving God,

your steadfast purpose is the completion of all things in your Son.

May we who have received the pledges of the kingdom,

live by faith, walk in hope and be renewed in love,

until the world reflects your glory and you are all in all;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



 The peace of God which passes all understanding,

keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord:

And the blessing of God almighty, the Father,

the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be with you and remain with you always. Amen.


Let us go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ.  Amen.



O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;

With gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,

Kneel and adore him, the Lord is his name!

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness,

High on his heart he will bear it for thee,

Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,

Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter His courts in the slenderness

Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine:

Truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,

These are the offerings to lay on his shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,

He will accept for the name that is dear;

Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,

Trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;

With gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,

Kneel and adore him, the Lord is his name!


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