St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes


Here is this week's virtual service:

Ordinary Time

5th July 2020: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Introit Hymn: Rejoice! The Lord is King.

Prayers of Penitence

God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.  Let us therefore put away all anger and bitterness, all slander and malice, and confess our sins to God our redeemer.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.

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 life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

The Collect for the second Sunday after Trinity

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

There is a children's activity with teaching and videos on our Children and Young People page here

Liturgy of the Word 

Readings: Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145:8-15; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19,25-end


Gradual Hymn: Come My Way

TalkFr Peter: The battle for righteousness

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.


Please pray for: The Church throughout the world that we would all be filled with the Holy Spirit, open to what God wants to do in and through us and given boldness to carry the gospel wherever we go.  Pray for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith.

Please pray for: the nations of the world especially for racial equality and justice and that the voice of peaceful protesters would be heard, listened to and acted upon.  Please pray especially for the people of Hong Kong. Pray for all those working to make the world a better fairer place.

Please pray for: those who are unwell, especially those who are known to us and who have asked for our prayers including Hannah and Roz.  Please pray for those who are alone and those who are anxious or depressed or suffering from loneliness in isolation.

Please pray for those who mourn that God would comfort them in their loss and bring them to the hope of the resurrection.

The Peace

Peace to you from God our Heavenly Father.

Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our Peace.

Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver.

The peace of the Triune God 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: My Peace I Give Unto You

 Liturgy of the Sacrament:

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: Just as I am

Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ,

our risen high priest;

make yourself known in the breaking of bread.


Post-communion Prayer

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken, you have fed us at the table of life and hope: teach us the ways of gentleness and peace, that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recessional Hymn: The Kingdom of God

The Blessing