St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

worship at home

Sunday 10th January: The Baptism of Christ

Introit Hymn: 

Prayers of Penitence

The grace of God has dawned upon the world through our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.

Let us confess our sins.

Silence is kept.


God be gracious to us and bless us,

and make your face shine upon us:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


May your ways be known on earth,

your saving power among the nations:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


You Lord have made know your salvation,

and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.



Almighty God who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Liturgy of the Word


Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm 29

New Testament Reading: Ephesians 19:1-7

Gradual Hymn: 

Gospel: Mark 1:4-11

Sermon: Watch Fr Ken's sermon here:!AmmFBv9BQdgauSWq8nBEW8QPs0Yn

The Creed 

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,
seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.


Let us pray that the Peace of the Prince of Peace will be established in all the earth. Let us pray for all in authority and power that God would guide their hearts.

Let us pray especially for a smooth transition of government in the USA, for a good productive and sensible relationship between the UK and the rest of Europe and let us pray for the pandemic to be brought under control.

Let us give thanks to God for Her Majesty the Queen, for her life of service and her faithful witness to the Light of Christ, praying for her health and well-being and for the whole Royal Family.

Let us pray for God's Church throughout the world that we would spread the good news abroad to those around us praising and glorifying God as we go.

Please pray for our archbishops, bishops and for all clergy and lay ministers for , strength and courage and wisdom in leading God's people in the midst of trying and changing circumstances.

Let us pray for all who live and work in our parish that they may sense God's presence, hear his word, experience his love and come to faith in Jesus our Lord.

Let us pray for all whom we know need God's healing, comfort and grace at this time.

Let us pray for all who are bereaved as we remember those who have died especially those who passed away recently or whose anniversaries fall at this time. 

Liturgy of the Sacrament:

The Peace

Our Saviour Christ is the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.

I invite you now share the peace with those who are with you or to text, or message or email someone you know with the words "peace be with you".

Offertory Hymn:  

Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ,

our risen high priest;

make yourself known in the breaking of bread.


Jesus is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

Agnus Dei

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. 

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.                                                                       after the Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Communion Hymn: 

Post Communion Prayer:

Lord of all time and eternity,

you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father

in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son:

by the power of your Spirit

complete the heavenly work of our rebirth

through the waters of the new creation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Blessing

Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory and gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.


Recessional Hymn: 

We have seen his glory, the glory revealed to all the nations.  Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God.