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Eucharist of the last Supper Service will be livestreamed on our You Tube channel from 6.55pm Thursday 28th March 2024 at


“A new commandment I give you: that you love one another as I have loved you”



An upper room did our Lord prepare

for those he loved until the end:

and his disciples still gather there,

to celebrate their Risen Friend.


A lasting gift Jesus gave his own,

to share his bread, his loving cup.

Whatever burdens may bow us down,

he by his Cross shall lift us up.


And after Supper he washed their feet,

for service, too, is sacrament.

In him our joy shall be made complete

sent out to serve, as he was sent.


No end there is! We depart in peace.

He loves beyond our uttermost:

in every room in our Father’s house

he will be there, as Lord and host.


A new commandment I give to you,

that you love one another as I have loved you.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all

And also with you.


Our Lord Jesus Christ says, ‘If you love me, keep my commandments

and ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.’

Let us confess to almighty God our sins against his love,

and ask him to cleanse us of them.




God of mercy and compassion,

we have sinned in what we have thought, said, and done,

and in what we have failed to do.

We have sinned through ignorance and weakness:

we have sinned through our own deliberate fault.

We are truly sorry.


Call to remembrance your compassion and mercy O Lord;

your loving kindness, which you gave us of old.

Wash me from my iniquities and cleanse me from my sins.

For I acknowledge my faults, and my sins are not hid from you.

Wash me and I shall be pure indeed.


TRISAGION (sung three times)


Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy on us.




God, who is both power and love, forgive us and free us from our sins,

heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.


EADING: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26    All sit

At the end:

This is the word of the Lord

Thanks be to God



You shall cross the barren desert,

but you shall not die of thirst.

You shall wander far in safety

though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands

and all will understand.

You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid.

I go before you always.

Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.


If you pass through raging waters in the sea,

you shall not drown.

If you walk amid the burning flames,

you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell

and death is at your side,

know that I am with you through it all.

Be not afraid.

I go before you always.

Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.


Blessed are your poor,

for the kingdom shall be theirs.

Blest are you that weep and mourn,

for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked tongues insult and hate you

all because of me,

blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid.

I go before you always.

Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.


GOSPEL(stand) St John 13:1-17, 31b-35

After the Gospel is announced;

Glory to Christ our Saviour


At the end;

Give thanks to the Lord for his glorious Gospel

Praise to Christ our Lord








Almighty Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ taught us

that what we do for the least of our brethren,   

we do also for him;

give us the will to be the servant of others   

as he was the servant of all,

who gave up his life and died for us,

yet is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.



We meet in Christ’s name.

Let us share his peace.




Morning glory, starlit sky;

soaring music, scholar’s truth,

slight of swallows, autumn leaves,

memory’s treasure, grace of youth.


Open are the gifts of God,

gifts of love to mind and sense;

hidden is love’s agony,

love’s endeavour, love’s expense.


Love that gives, gives evermore,

gives with zeal, with eager hands,

spares not, keeps not, all outpours,

ventures all, it’s all expends.


Drained is love in making full,

bound in setting others free,

poor in making others rich,

weak in giving power to be.  


Therefore he who shows us God

helpless hangs upon the tree;

and the nails and crown of thorns

tell of what God’s love must be.


Here is God; no monarch he

throned in easy state to reign;

here is God, whose arms of love,

aching, spend, the world sustain.



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, maker of light and darkness.

In your wisdom you created the world and all that is in it.

You gave us ears to heed your voice,

You gave us the will to choose your way.

You sent Christ your Son to reconcile a sinful and lost world to you.

In him, enemies were reconciled, debts forgiven and strangers made welcome.

You sent your Spirit to sustain us in our earthly pilgrimage, as we walk

with Christ through the valley of darkness.

We who by Christ’s power follow the way of the Cross,

sharing the joy of his obedience,

now 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 Christ in whom the world is reconciled.

Lifted on the Cross, his suffering and forgiveness

spanned the gulf our sins had made.

Through that dark struggle death was swallowed up in victory,

that life and light might reign.

Before he was given up to suffering and death,

recalling the night of Israel’s release,

the night in which the sons of Egypt died,

your Chosen One, himself the First-Born, freely offered his life.

On this night, he gathered his disciples in the upper room.

He took a towel and washed their feet.

He gave them the new commandment to love one another.

And 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 he 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 Father,

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.






Most merciful Lord, your love compels us to come in.

Our hands were unclean, our hearts were unprepared;

we were not fit even to eat the crumbs from under your table.

But you, Lord, are the God of our salvation,

and share your bread with sinners.

So cleanse and feed us with the precious body

and blood of your Son,

that he may live in us and we in him;

and that we, with the whole company of Christ,

may sit and eat in your kingdom. Amen.


All are welcome to receive.

Communion is served in both kinds.

If you only wish to receive bread,

Please bow your head when the wine is offered.




I heard the voice of Jesus say,

“Come unto me and rest;

lay down, thou weary one,

lay down thy head upon my breast.”

I came to Jesus as I was,

so weary, worn, and sad;

I found in him a resting place,

and he has made me glad.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,

“Behold, I freely give

the living water; thirsty one,

stoop down and drink, and live.”

I came to Jesus, and I drank

of that life-giving stream;

my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,

and now I live in him.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,

“I am this dark world’s light;

look unto me, thy morn shall rise,

and all thy day be bright.”

I looked to Jesus, and I found

in Him my Star, my Sun;

and in that light of life I’ll walk

till travelling days are done.


PSALM 22 verses 1-21 During the Psalm the Altar is stripped


My God, my God, look upon me; Why hast thou forsaken me:

and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?

O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not:

and in the night-season also I take no rest.

And thou continuest holy: O thou worship of Israel.

Our fathers hoped in thee: they trusted in thee:

and thou didst deliver them.

They called upon thee, and were holpen:

they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.

But as for me, I am a worm, and no man:

a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.

All they that see me laugh me to scorn:

they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,

He trusted in God, that he would deliver him:

let him deliver him, if he will have him.

But thou art he that took me out of my mother’s womb:

thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother’s breasts.

I have been left unto thee ever since I was born:

thou art my God, even from my mother’s womb.

O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand:

and there is none to help me.

Many oxen are come about me:

fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.

They gape upon me with their mouths:

as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint:

my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

My strength is dried up like a potsherd,

and my tongue cleaveth to my gums:

and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

For many dogs are come about me:

and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.

They pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones:

they stand staring and looking upon me.

They part my garments among them:

and cast lots upon my vesture.

But be not thou far from me, O Lord:

thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.

After the service we invite you to silent prayer in the side Chapel for half an hour.

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