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19th May

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


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



All creatures of our God and King,

Lift up your voice and with us sing

Alleluya, alleluya!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam:


O praise him, O praise him

Alleluya, Alleluya, Alleluya!


Thou flowing water, pure and clear,

Make music for thy Lord to hear,

Alleluya, Alleluya!

Thou fire so masterful and bright,

That givest man both warmth and light: [Refrain]


Dear mother earth, who day by day

Unfoldest blessings on our way,

O praise him, Alleluya!

The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,

Let them his glory also show: [Refrain]


Let all things their Creator bless,

And worship him in humbleness,

O praise him! Alleluya!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Spirit, three in One: [Refrain]


APPROACH TO GOD (please sit or kneel)

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 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 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.


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. Amen.


Let us pray

COLLECT said by the deacon; we reply Amen.



A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one

place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a

violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were

sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a

tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy

Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them

ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven

living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was

bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native

language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all

these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of

us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and

residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and

Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to

Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans

and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s

deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one

another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are

filled with new wine.’ But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his

voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in

Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed,

these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the

morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

“In the last days it will be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,

   and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

   and your old men shall dream dreams.

Even upon my slaves, both men and women,

   in those days I will pour out my Spirit;

     and they shall prophesy.

And I will show portents in the heaven above

   and signs on the earth below,

     blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness

   and the moon to blood,

     before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

(Acts 2:1-21) 



Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

in the truth that Christ makes known;

We have faith and understanding

through your helping gifts alone.


Holy Spirit, come, console us,

come as advocate to plead;

Loving Spirit stand beside us,

grant in Christ the help we need.


Holy Spirit, come, renew us,

come yourself to make us live;

Make us holy through your presence,

holy through the gifts you give.


Holy Spirit, come, fulfill us,

you the love of Three in One;

Bring our lives to full completion

through your work in us begun.



Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Glory to Christ our Saviour.


‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father,

the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my

behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the

beginning. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour

comes you may remember that I told you about them.‘I did not say

these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But

now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, “Where

are you going?” But because I have said these things to you, sorrow

has filled your hearts. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your

advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not

come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes,

he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and

judgement: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about

righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me

no longer; about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been


‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them

now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the

truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he

hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will

glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All

that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take

what is mine and declare it to you.

                                  (John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15)


Give thanks to the Lord for his glorious Gospel

Praise to Christ our Lord.


Anthem after sermon: O for a closer walk with God (Stanford)



We meet in Christ’s name.

Let us share his peace.


Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,

And lighten with celestial fire;

Thou the anointing Spirit art,

Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:


Thy blessèd unction from above

Is comfort, life, and fire of love;

Enable with perpetual light

The dullness of our blinded sight:


Anoint and cheer our soilèd face

With the abundance of thy grace:

Keep far our foes, give peace at home;

Where thou art guide no ill can come.


Teach us to know the Father, Son,

And thee, of Both, to be but One;

That through the ages all along

This may be our endless song,


Praise to thy eternal merit,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 



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 forever 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:


CONSECRATION PRAYER (please sit or kneel)

Glory and thanksgiving be to you, most loving creator, 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.



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 (sung)


Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are we who are called to share in this supper.

Lord I am not worthy to receive you but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Come down, O Love divine,

Seek thou this soul of mine,

And visit it with thine own ardour glowing;

O Comforter, draw near,

Within my heart appear,

And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.


O let it freely burn,

Till earthly passions turn

To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;

And let thy glorious light

Shine ever on my sight,

And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.


Let holy charity

Mine outward vesture be,

And lowliness become mine inner clothing;

True lowliness of heart,

Which takes the humbler part,

And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.


And so the yearning strong,

With which the soul will long,

Shall far outpass the power of human telling;

For none can guess its grace,

Till it become the place

Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.



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.


to which we respond: Amen.


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

In the name of Christ. Amen.


O PRAISE ye the Lord!

Praise him in the height;

Rejoice in his word,

Ye angels of light;

Ye heavens adore him

By whom you were made,

And worship before him,

In brightness arrayed.


O praise ye the Lord!

Praise him on the earth,

In tuneful accord,

Ye sons of new birth;

Praise him who has brought you

His grace from above,

Praise him who has taught you

To sing of his love.


O praise ye the Lord!

All things that give sound;

Each jubilant chord,

Re--echo around;

Loud organs, his glory

Forth tell in deep tone,

And sweet harp, the story

Of what he has done.


O praise ye the Lord!

Thanksgiving and song

To him be out-poured

All ages along:

For love in creation,

For heaven restored,

For grace of salvation,

O praise ye the Lord!



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