SUNDAY SERVICES               Service for 16 August

We regret that most of our churches are now closed, but Ringwould is open daily 10-4 for private worship. As you will no doubt have seen on the news all weddings, baptisms or christenings have been stopped, but these may now be permitted with limited numbers, please contact our clergy.

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 Words in bold type are said by everyone.

 A Gregorian chant of Kyrie Eleison will play while the congregation prepares for the service:



 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 One thing I have asked of the Lord,

this is what I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

all the days of my life;

to behold the beauty of the Lord

and to seek Him in His temple.

 Call:                             Who is it that you seek?

Response:                   We seek the Lord our God.

Call:                             Do you seek Him with all your heart?

Response:                   Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Call:                             Do you seek Him with all your soul?

Response:                   Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Call:                             Do you seek him with all your mind?

Response:                   Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Call:                             Do you seek Him with all your strength?

Response:                   Amen. Christ, have mercy.


 We now say together the Creed:

 I believe in one God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

And of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

Begotten of his Father before all worlds,

God of God, Light of Light,

Very God of very God,

Begotten, not made,

Being of one substance with the Father,

By whom all things were made;

Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven,

And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,

And was made man,

And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

He suffered and was buried,

And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,

And ascended into heaven,

And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead:

Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost,

The Lord and giver of life,

Who proceedeth from the Father [and the Son],

Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,

Who spake by the Prophets.

And I believe in one Catholick and Apostolick Church.

I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.

And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,

And the life of the world to come.



 And the Collect for today, the ninth Sunday after Trinity:

 Almighty God,

who sent your Holy Spirit

to be the life and light of your Church:

open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


 Read by Rev Roger North

 A reading from Paul’s Epistle to the Romans [10.5-15]

 This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


 Eternal Father, Strong to Save - Sung by Walmer Choir

Words William Whiting Music J B Dykes

 1 Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm does bind the restless wave,

Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

2 OLord whose voice the waters heard
And calmed their raging at thy word
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Your children shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,
Protect them where-so-e'er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

 THE GOSPEL  ( Matthew 14.22-33)                  Read by Jerry Swallow

 Hear the Gospel of our Lord according to Matthew,

Glory to you, O Lord. 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.


 THE PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION        Read by Jan Galbraith

 Let us pray.


 Let us pray

 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.

For thine is the Kingdom

the Power and the Glory,

For ever and ever.



 Jerusalem by William Blake. Music Huber Parry Sung by Walmer Choir

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?


Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,

Till we have built Jerusalem

In England’s green and pleasant land.



 And now for our closing prayer.

 May the Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,

and keep us in eternal life.


 Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

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

+ In the name of Christ. Amen.

 A chant of Aquitaine - Benedicamus Domino - will play at the end of the service: