Worship at home for the 2nd Sunday of the month



Preparing for worship

You’ll need a table, set with a piece of bread and a glass of wine or juice.

A cross.

A candle, lit on the table


We join, if possible, at 9 or 10.30am whilst worship takes place in church too



Across the miles, we are together with all our sisters and brothers in the faith,

as we worship and give thanks. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.






Come Holy Spirt, fill the hearts of your faithful people,

And kindle in each of us the fire of your love.

Move, O Breath of God, over the waters of our confusion and fear,

Bringing life, renewing hope,

And turning our darkness into light.


As we wait in stillness,

Come, Holy Spirit.

As we hear your word,

Come, Holy Spirit.

As we long to be made new,

Come, Holy Spirit.


             We say the Canticle printed on the front of the Pewsheet




“Eye has not seen, nor has the human heart conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”


After a moment of quiet reflection, we confess our sins to God with this prayer;


Lord of love, you raise the dead to new life in the Spirit:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord of compassion, you bring pardon and peace to the broken in heart:

Christ, have mercy.

Lord of life, you make one by your Spirit all that is torn and divided:

Lord, have mercy.



Blessed are you, sovereign God, eternal Father; daily your Spirit renews the face of the earth, she brings strength in our weakness, hope in our despair, life in the midst of death. By that same power that raised Jesus from death, you forgive us our sins, you form us into the likeness of Christ and you fill us afresh with your grace, that we may be witnesses to your immeasurable love and the fullness of life that Jesus came to bring. Amen.


We say the Gloria, in the traditional words, or sing it in the Peruvian Gloria version below


     Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

     Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,

     we worship you, we give you thanks,

     we praise you for your glory.


     Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

     you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us;

     you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

     receive our prayer.


     For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

     you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

     in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Or sing                         Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father.

To him be glory forever,

Alleluia, amen             (x3)


Glory to God, glory to God, Son of the Father.


Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Spirit.


THE COLLECT and the two readings for today are printed on the pewsheet


The first scripture reading.


 At the end, there may be a short period of silence followed by this response:


For the word of the Lord.       Thanks be to God.











                        The Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end       for the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ. ….



REFLECTION     (on the website, attached to the email or, if printed, at the end)





We believe in God the Father,

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.


We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.


We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us with power from on high.


We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.





The fruit of the Spirit is love and joy.  We rejoice today, Lord, in the gift of your Spirit to the church, bringing reconciliation and strength to sustain us. We thank you for the ministry among us of clergy and Readers and we ask you to sustain our bishops Viv and Lee, and each of us as our faith and resilience is tested in this crisis. Give us courage to love and faith to know you more.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light


The fruit of the Spirit is peace and patience. We pray, Lord, that our world may find Christ’s peace and that we might have patience as we wait in hope for your kingdom. We hold in our prayers the peoples of …. and all places where there is great need and hardship as we try to control the spread of Covid – especially those places that desperately lack the resources to cope.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light


  1. The fruit of the Spirit is kindness and goodness. We pray, Lord, for the gift of kindness that transforms lives and for the goodness that can reveal Christ to our neighbour. We rejoice with all who are able to meet together now after such a time apart. Bless our families and those we love, our enemies and those we find hard to love. Strengthen all the churches of our town and guide us through this time of change and uncertainty.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light


  1. The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness and gentleness. We pray, Lord, for the strength to be faithful in adversity and the for the gentleness that brings hope to the suffering. Send your Spirit on all who are in pain, darkness or fear today; especially …… may they, and all whom we hold in our prayers, know her healing touch and her renewing presence.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light




  1. The fruit of the Spirit is self-control.


We pray, Lord, for the determination to amend our lives and to follow Christ to the last, that we may know the perfect freedom that is ours as your children. Be with those who are close to death, their families so often unable to be with them, and with all who grieve. May those whose mortal life is ended, ….. and all who we remember before you, wake to the joy of heaven.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light


  1. Rejoicing today in your call to each one of us, to follow you and work for your kingdom no matter what the situation; we commend ourselves, one another, and all creation to your unfailing love.


Spirit of God, descend on us, with your glorious light




Alleluia! God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia.


Alleluia! May the peace of the Lord be always with us.

and with all our sisters and brothers, near and far. Alleluia!


We share a sign of peace with all people of faith throughout the world, by clasping our hands together and bowing our heads saying the word “Shalom”, peace.








Gracious God, we welcome your presence with us.  May the table at which we share, nourish our bodies, hearts and minds, and may our spirits be refreshed.  As we live in the light of your presence, with us now and at all times and places.  Amen.


Father, as we break bread together on this Day of Pentecost, we thank you that your promise is fulfilled as you pour out your Spirit upon us, leading us into all truth, and uniting us in faith.

Giving us power to live out your gospel, and to serve you as a royal priesthood.



Take and eat a piece of the bread. If you are with another, give the bread to each other. As you give and receive the bread, say this prayer:


As we break this bread, and as we share it, we thank you, God, that you give us this day our daily bread.

For the food which delights and nourishes us and for the companionship that sustains us as your people.




Drink a sip of the wine or juice. If you are with another, give the wine to each other. As you give and receive the wine, say this prayer:



We thank you for drink to quench our thirst and for the Living Water with which you surprise and enrich and transform our lives.

We give thanks for this feast at which all can share, though separated now. A foretaste of the kingdom of heaven. Amen.



                                                 As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:


        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.

        Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.


        For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

                                                 now and forever.  Amen.








                        Come Holy Spirit, from heaven shine forth, with your glorious light.

Come from the four winds O Spirit, come Breath of God

Disperse the shadows over us, renew and strengthen your people

                        Come Holy Spirit

                        Come to our poverty; shower upon us the gifts of your grace

                        Come from the four winds O Spirit, come Breath of God

                        Kindle in us the flame of your love, burning bright in our darkness

Come Holy Spirit




May the Spirit, who set the Church on fire on the day of Pentecost,

bring to all the world her gifts of love, joy and peace. Amen.


Alleluia! Let us go in the peace of Christ

                                    Thanks be to God, Alleluia!