Worship at St Paul's is inclusive, beautiful and sacramental and nurtures heart and mind.



Outdoor Communion Service

HOLY COMMUNION

Prayer of Preparation

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.

Collect Reading Reflection

Sentence

We do not presume to come to your table, merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in your manifold and great mercies.
We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.
But you are the same Lord
whose nature is always to have mercy.
Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood,
that we may evermore dwell in him,
and he in us. Amen.

Invitation to Confession

Merciful God, our maker and our judge,
we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed:
and in what we have failed to do.
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;
we repent, and are sorry for all our sins. Father, forgive us.
Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Absolution

Prayer of Thanksgiving

…Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

…Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

…Blessing and honour and glory and power are yours for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, and the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.


Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins,
have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
grant us your peace.

Communion

Blessing




Seasonal Services

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Special services are held each year to mark Feast Days and other days of seasonal significance. These are advertised in the pew sheet.