The Cornilo Churches

Churches in the Countryside

  • Elizabeth House
  • 32 St Mary's Road,Walmer
  • DEAL
  • Kent
  • CT14 7QA

01304 366605
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We regret that all our churches are now closed, even for private worship. As you will no doubt have seen on the news all weddings, baptisms or christenings have been stopped.

 We are still asking people to join us in our Sunday services via audio files. If you are interested there will be a new service each week.

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Walmer & Cornilo Audio Worship

Pentecost 2020

 During this worship there will be the opportunity to make a prayer of personal renewal inviting the Holy Spirit to refresh your life and faith. You may wish to have a candle and matches available to light; and/or a small bowl of water and hand towel and/or a small amount olive oil in a little dish to make the sign of the cross on your own forehead or on each other’s if you are with other people.


 President  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the                   Holy Spirit.

All                    Amen.

 President          Alleluia. Christ is risen.

All                    He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

           Hymn/Song – Come Down O Love Divine – Sung by Choir of Kings College Cambridge

 Words Bianco da Siena(d 1434) trans.Richard Littledale Music Ralph Vaughan Williams

                         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, til 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 they become the place
where-in the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.


 Pres.    As we wait in silence,

All        fill us with your Spirit.

As we listen to your word,

fill us with your Spirit.

            As we worship you in majesty,

fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your refreshing,

fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your renewing,

fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your equipping,

fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your empowering

fill us with your Spirit.

                 Music for reflection


              Let us pray that the Spirit will work through our lives to bring Christ to the world.

             God, who as at this time

taught the hearts of your faithful people

by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit

to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

All        Amen



             Acts 2.1-21      read by Rev’d Roger North


          Hymn/Song – Spirit of the Living God (fall afresh on me…)                                               Sung by Brentwood Singers

Words & Music Daniel Iverson

Spirit of The Living God,
Fall Afresh On Me.

Spirit of The Living God,
Fall Afresh On Me.

Melt Me, Mold Me,
Fill Me, Use Me,

Spirit of The Living God,
Fall Afresh On Me.


                        John 7.37-39         read by Margaret Ludwig



             If you have a candle to light then light it now as a sign of the flame of the Spirit                  present with you.

 Pres.    Be with us Spirit of God;

All        nothing can separate us from your love

             Breathe on us, breath of God;

fill us with your saving power.

 Speak in us, wisdom of God;

bring strength, healing, and peace.


Gentle music for a minute’s reflection – during the music If you have water and/or oil then make the sign of the cross on your forehead as a sign of your desire to be renewed by the Holy Spirit

 Pres.    For fifty days we have celebrated the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over the powers of sin and death. We have proclaimed God’s mighty acts and we have prayed that the power that was at work when God raised Jesus from the dead might be at work in us. As part of God’s Church here in Walmer and Cornilo, I call upon you to live out what you proclaim.

 Pres.    Empowered by the Holy Spirit,

will you dare to walk into God’s future,

trusting him to be your guide?

All        By the Spirit’s power, we will.

Will you dare to embrace each other

and grow together in love?

We will.

 Will you dare to share your riches in common

and minister to each other in need?

We will.

 Will you dare to pray for each other

until your hearts beat with the longings of God?

We will.

  Will you dare to carry the light of Christ

into the world’s dark places?

We will.


INTERCESSIONS                          led by Jan Galbraith


                      Hymn/Song Gracious Spirit Holy Ghost 

sung by Choir of St Chads Cathedral

             Words Christopher Wordsworth Music John Stainer


Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
taught by thee we covet most,
of thy gifts at Pentecost,
holy heavenly, love.

Love is kind and suffers long,
love is meek and thinks no wrong,
love than death itself more strong;
therefore, give us love.

Prophecy will fade away,
melting in the light of day;
love will ever with us stay;
therefore, give us love.

Faith will vanish into sight;
hope be emptied in delight;
love in heaven will shine more bight;
therefore give us love.

Faith and hope and love we see,
joining hand in hand agree,
but the greatest of the three,
and the best, is love.

From the overshadowing
of thy gold and silver wing
shed on us, who to thee sing,
holy, heavenly love.





Pres.    Faithful God,

who fulfilled the promises of Easter

by sending us your Holy Spirit

and opening to every race and nation

the way of eternal life:

open our lips by your Spirit,

that every tongue may tell of your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All        Amen.




 Pres.    The Lord is here.

All        His Spirit is with us.

 Pres.    Today we have remembered the coming of God’s power on the disciples and we invite that same Spirit to drive us out into the wild places of the world.

 Pres.    May the Spirit,

who hovered over the waters when the world was created,

breathe into you the life he gives.

All        Amen.


Pres.    May the Spirit,

who overshadowed the Virgin when the eternal Son came among us, make you joyful in the service of the Lord.

All        Amen.


Pres.    May the Spirit,

who set the Church on fire on the Day of Pentecost,

bring the world alive with the love of Christ.

All        Amen.


Pres.    And the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

All        Amen.


Pres.    Filled with the Spirit’s power,

go in the light and peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All        Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


Please extinguish your candle