Order of Service for Lent 4

Published Friday 17th March 2023, at 9:18 a.m.

Celebrant and preacher: Fr Tim Choir: Stellae Cantores Organist: Andrew Storey Setting: Missa “O Quam Gloriosum” (Victoria)  

Introit God so loved the world (John Goss)

God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoso believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. Amen.

Hymn No. 565 Rock of ages, cleft for me


Please kneel for the Prayers of Preparation

Lord’s Prayer & Collect for Purity The Ten Commandments BCP p.237


Collect for the King BCP p.239 Collect of the Day BCP p91 & 84


The Epistle: Gal. 4.21 BCP p.92

Gradual Glorious and powerful God (Stanford) Glorious and Powerful God, We understand thy dwelling is on high Above the starry sky. Thou dwellest not in stone temples made with hand; But in the flesh hearts of the sons of men to dwell is thy delight, Near hand, though out of sight. We give of thine own hand, Thy acceptation is very life and blood, To all actions good. Whenever here or hence our supplication, from pure and with unfeigned hearts, To thee ascends, be present with thy grace, Shew us thy loving face. O down on us full showers of mercy send; Let thy love’s burning beams Dry up all our sin’s streams. Arise, O Lord, And come into thy rest. Both now and evermore Thy name be blest, Founder And foundation Of endless habitation.

After the announcement of the Gospel, the people say Glory be to thee, O Lord.

The Gospel: S. John 6.1 BCP p92

When the Gospel is ended, the priest says The Gospel of the Lord Praise be to thee, O Christ.




Offertory Hymn No. 538 O Jesus I have promised

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 A Clare Benediction (Rutter) May the Lord show his mercy upon you; may the light of his presence be your guide: May he guard you and uphold you; may his spirit be ever by your side. When you sleep may his angels watch over you; when you wake may he fill you with his grace: May you love him and serve him all your days, then in heaven may you see his face.

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

Blessing BCP p. 259

Hymn No. 356 Judge eternal, throned in splendour

Organ voluntary Festival Toccata (Percy Fletcher)