Order of Service for Epiphany 1

Published Saturday 8th Jan. 2022, at 1:44 p.m.

The First Sunday after The Epiphany

10.30 am January 9th, 2022

Celebrant and preacher: Fr Tim Choir: St James Organist: Andrew Parmley Setting: Stanford in B flat

Music before the liturgy Ciacona in E minor, BuxWV 160 (Dietrich Buxtehude)

Introit O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (Christopher Tye)

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace, eternal source of love, Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts with fire from heaven above. As thou dost join with holiest bonds the Father and the Son, So fill us all with mutual love and knit our hearts in one.

Hymn No. 83 As with gladness men of old


Please kneel for the Prayers of Preparation

Lord’s Prayer & Collect for Purity BCP p.237 The Summary of the Law, after which the people say: Lord have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.


Collect for the Queen BCP p.239 Collect of the Day BCP p67


The Epistle: Romans 12.1 BCP p.67

Gradual Ring out, Wild Bells! (Percy Fletcher)

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more, Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

After the announcement of the Gospel, the people say Glory be to thee, O Lord. The Gospel: S. Luke 2.41 BCP p69 When the Gospel is ended, the priest says The Gospel of the Lord Praise be to thee, O Christ.



Offertory Hymn No. 55 In the bleak midwinter (Cranham)

Prayer for the Church BCP p.244 Invitation & Confession BCP p.251 Absolution, Comfortable Words BCP p.252

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER Priest: The Lord be with you R: And with thy spirit Sursum corda BCP p.252 Sanctus & Benedictus BCP p.253

Prayer of Humble Access BCP p.255

CONSECRATION After the Consecration, the priest says: The peace of the Lord be always with you R: And with thy spirit



Motet Nolo mortem peccatoris (Thomas Morley)

Nolo mortem peccatoris; Haec sunt verba Salvatoris. [I do not wish the death of a sinner. These are the words of the Saviour.] Father I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save. Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have. Father, my will now all is this: Nolo mortem peccatoris. Father, behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side; Ev'n from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied, but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.

Priest: As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us we are bold to say: Lord’s Prayer BCP p.257

PRAYER OF OBLATION Said by the priest alone

Gloria BCP p. 259

Blessing BCP p. 259

Post Communion Hymn No. 91 We three kings (Three kings of Orient)

Organ voluntary Toccata Percy (Fletcher)