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Service will be livestreamed and available on our YouTube site from 6.55pm Tuesday 26th March at



Hail Gladdening Light of His pure glory poured: Who is the immortal Father heavenly blessed; Holiest of Holies, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Now we are come to the Sun’s hour of rest, the lights of evening round us shine, we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Spirit divine. Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung, with undefilèd tongue, Son of our God, giver of life, alone: therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.

The Officiant begins


The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end.



Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the

devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may

devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith. (1 St. Peter 5. 8, 9.)

 V.     But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us;

 R.     Thanks be to God.

V.      Our help is in the name of the Lord

R.      Who hath made heaven and earth


(Then, all kneeling, the Minister and people shall say,)


WE confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the

Holy Ghost, that we have sinned in thought, word, and

deed, through our own grievous fault. Wherefore we pray

God to have mercy upon us.

ALMIGHTY God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our

sins and deliver us from evil, confirm and strengthen us in

all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting. Amen.


(The Absolution, to be pronounced by the Priest alone.)

MAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and

remission of all your sins, time for true repentance, amendment

of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Minister.   O God, make speed to save us;

Answer.    O Lord, make haste to help us.


(Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,)

                  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

Answer.    As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:

                  world without end. Amen.

Minister.  Praise ye the Lord

Answer.   The Lord’s Name be praised.



1 Holy Spirit, Truth divine,

dawn upon this soul of mine.

Voice of God, and inward Light,

wake my spirit, clear my sight.


2 Holy Spirit, Love divine,

glow within this heart of mine.

Kindle ev’ry high desire,

purify me with your fire.


3 Holy Spirit, Pow’r divine,

fill and nerve this will of mine.

Boldly may I always live,

bravely serve and gladly give.


4 Holy Spirit, Joy divine,

gladden now this heart of mine.

In the desert ways I sing,

spring, O living Water, spring!


ANTIPHON - Have mercy upon me O God;

                       and hearken unto my prayer

PSALM 91. Qui habitat.

     WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the most High:

     shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2   I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold :

     my God, in him will I trust

3   For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter and

     from the noisome pestilence.

4   He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be

     safe under his feathers :

     his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5   Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night :

     nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6   For the pestilence that walketh in darkness nor for the

     sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.

7   A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand :

     but it shall not come nigh thee.

8   Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward

     of the ungodly.

9   For thou, Lord, art my hope : thou hast set thine house of

     defence very high.

10 There shall no evil happen unto thee neither shall any

     plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee :

      to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee in their hands that thou hurt not thy

      foot against a stone.

13  Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder :

       the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

14   Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him :

        I will set him up, because he hath known my name.

15   He shall call upon me, and I will hear him yea, I am with him in trouble;

       I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

16  With long life will I satisfy him :

      and shew him my salvation.

       Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :

       and to the Holy Ghost;

       As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :

       world without end. Amen.

ANTIPHON - Have mercy upon me O God;

                        and hearken unto my prayer


LESSON: Mark 11:12-19

V.     Into thy hands O lord, I commend my spirit

R.     Into thy hands O Lord, I commend my spirit

V.     For thou has redeemed me, Thou Lord God of truth

R.     I commend my spirit

V.     Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost

R.     Into thy hands O Lord, I commend my Spirit

V.     Keep me as the apple of an eye;

R.     Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.



Save us, O Lord, while waking, and defend us

while sleeping : that when we are awake we may watch

with Christ, and when we sleep we may rest in peace.



Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace; according to thy word

For mine eyes have see: thy salvation

Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all peoples.

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles; And to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.


Anthem. Save us, O Lord, while waking, and defend us while

sleeping : that when we are awake we may watch with Christ,

and when we sleep we may rest in peace.




OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy

kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our

trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And

lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.


Let us pray.

VISIT, we beseech thee, O Lord, this place, and drive far from

it all the snares of the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell herein

to preserve us in peace, and may thy blessing be upon us

evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BE present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent

hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes

and chances of this fleeting world may repose upon thy eternal

changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



1 My song is love unknown–

my Savior’s love to me;

love to the loveless shown,

that they might lovely be.

Oh, who am I, that for my sake

my Lord should take frail flesh and die?


2 He came from His blest throne

salvation to bestow;

but men made strange, and none

the longed for Christ would know.

But oh, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need His life did spend!


3 Sometimes they strew His way,

and His sweet praises sing;

resounding all the day

hosannas to their King.

Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,

and for His death they thirst and cry.


4 Why, what hath my Lord done?

What makes this rage and spite?

He made the lame to run;

He gave the blind their sight.

Sweet injuries! Yet they at these

themselves displease,

and ‘gainst Him rise.


5 Here might I stay and sing–

no story so divine!

Never was love, dear King,

never was grief like Thine.

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.


V.      We will lay us down in peace and take our rest;

R.     For it is thou, Lord, only that makest us dwell in safety.

V.     Abide with us, Lord

R.     For it is toward evening and the day is far spent

V.     As the watchmen look for morning

R.     So do we look for the Lord Christ

V.     The Lord be with you

R.     And with Thy spirit.

V.     Let us bless the Lord;

R.     Thanks be to God.


THE Almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

bless and keep us. Amen.


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