Order of Service for the Sunday after Ascension

Published Friday 19th May 2023, at 10:33 a.m.

Celebrant and preacher: Fr Tim Choir: Stellae Cantores Organist: Andrew Parmley Setting: Darke in E   Introit God is gone up (Hutchings) God is gone up with a merry noise and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet. Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men. O sing praises unto our God, O sing praises unto our King. Alleluia. God is gone up on high Hymn No. 166 Crown him with many crowns


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 King BCP p.239 Collect for the Day BCP p. 146

The Epistle: 1 Peter 4.7-11 BCP p.146

Gradual Above all praise and majesty (Mendelssohn) Exalted above all praise and all majesty, thou rulest, O Lord, for ever and ever. Hallelujah! Lord, think not upon our offences and sins, but be merciful in our misery. Lord, who art our Redeemer, guard and keep us, redeem us and forgive us all our sins, according to the majesty of thy name.

After the Gospel is proclaimed the people say Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Gospel: S. John 16.26-16.4 BCP p.147

After the Gospel the people say: Praise be to thee, O Christ.




Offertory Hymn No. 167 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluya!

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


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


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



Motet Jesu, the very thought of thee (Bairstow) Surgens Jesus, Dominus noster stans in medio discipulorum suorum dixit, pax vobis. Alleluia. Gavisi sunt discipuli viso Domino, Alleluia. The risen Jesus, our Lord, standing in the midst of his disciples, said: Peace be with you. Alleluia. The disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

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

PRAYER OF OBLATION Said by the priest alone


Blessing and dismissal Go forth in peace! Thanks be to God, Alleluia!

Hymn No. 163 All hail the power of Jesu’s name (Miles Lane)

Organ voluntary Carillon (Murrill)