St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

Worship at Home 

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Seventh Sunday of Easter (The Sunday after Ascension) 12th May 2024

The Gathering

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.



The Lord of glory be with you.

and also with you.


Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia


From Easter to Ascension:
Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us.  Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.
From Ascension to Pentecost:

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world and knows our every word and deed.

Let us then open ourselves to the Lord and confess our sins in penitence and faith.


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.



Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


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.



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.  Amen.
After a period of silent prayer, the Collect is said 

O God the King of glory,

you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,

but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us

and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


The Liturgy of the Word


Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17; 21-end

At the end of each reading the reader will say

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Psalm 1

1    Blessed are they who have not walked

    in the counsel of the wicked,  

nor lingered in the way of sinners,

    nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

2    Their delight is in the law of the Lord  

and they meditate on his law day and night.

3    Like a tree planted by streams of water

    bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither,  

whatever they do, it shall prosper.

4    As for the wicked, it is not so with them;  

they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5    Therefore the wicked shall not be able to stand in the judgement,  

nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.

6    For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,  

but the way of the wicked shall perish.


1 John 5:9-13




Alleluia, alleluia. Give thanks to the Risen Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give praise to His name.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give thanks to the Risen Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give praise to His name.

God has proclaimed the just reward:

'Life for us all, alleluia!'.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give thanks to the Risen Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give praise to His name.


The Lord be with you.

and also with you.


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

John 17:6-19

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give thanks to the Risen Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia. Give praise to His name.





Brothers and sisters, we stand to affirm the faith handed down to us through the apostles.


Do you believe and trust in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty.

creator of heaven and earth.


Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to he dead.


On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.  Amen.




There following response may be used

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer.


In our prayer this week we pray for:

God’s church throughout the world, especially for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for proclaiming the truth of the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Peace and provision in the world especially in Ukraine, Syria, Haiti, Yemen, Sudan and The Holy Land.

For those we know who do not yet know Jesus as Lord, especially our family members.

For our young people especially those sitting exams in this next term that God would give them peace, calm and good recall.

For healing for all those who are sick in mind body or spirit.  

For comfort for the bereaved as we remember those who have died recently, and those whose anniversary falls at this time.

At the end of the prayers

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen


The Liturgy of the Sacrament




From Easter to Ascension:
The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”  Then they were glad when the saw the Lord.  

The peace of the risen Christ be always with you

and also with you.  Alleluia.

From Ascension to Pentecost:

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.

If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you. Alleluia.


Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Why not text a friend with the words "peace be with you."

The Liturgy of the Sacrament




The Lord be with you

and also with you


Lift up your hearts

We lift them to the Lord


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.


From Easter to Ascension:

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

almighty and eternal Father,

and in these days

to celebrate with joyful hearts

the memory of your of Easter wonderful works.

For by the mystery of his passion

Jesus Christ, your risen Son,

has conquered the powers of death and hell

and restored in men and women the image of your glory.

He has placed them once more in paradise

and opened to them the gate of life eternal.

And so, in the joy of this Passover,

earth and heaven resound with gladness,

while angels and archangels and the powers of all creation

sing for ever the hymn of your glory:


From Ascension to Pentecost:

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For he is our great high priest who has entered once for all into the heavenly sanctuary, evermore to pour upon your Church the grace and comfort of you Holy Spirit.

He is the one who has gone before us,

who calls us to be united in prayer

as were his disciples in the upper room

while they awaited his promised gift,

the life-giving Spirit of Pentecost.

Therefore all creation yearns with eager longing

as angels and archangels sing the endless hymn of praise:


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit

and according to your holy will, these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;


who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.


In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.


Jesus Christ is Lord

Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.


And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;

rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,

and looking for his coming in glory,

we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.


As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,

we bring before you this bread and this cup

and we thank you for counting us worthy

to stand in your presence and serve you.


Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup,

so that we, in the company of Edmund and all the saints,

may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord;


by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,

for ever and ever.    Amen.


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.   Amen.



We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body,

because we all share one bread.


Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
grant us peace.
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia.




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


Silence is kept. The post-communion prayer is said.

Eternal God, giver of love and power,

your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world

to preach the gospel of his kingdom:

confirm us in this mission,

and help us to live the good news we proclaim;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God,

we thank you for feeding us

with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Through him we offer you our souls and bodies

to be a living sacrifice.

Send us out

in the power of your Spirit

to live and work

to your praise and glory.   Amen.



The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
From Easter to Ascension:
God, who through the resurrection
of our Lord Jesus Christ
has given us the victory,
give you joy and peace in your faith;
and the blessing…
From Ascension to Pentecost:
The Spirit of truth lead you into all truth,
give you grace to confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
and strengthen you to proclaim the word and words of God;
and the blessing…

… of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.




Go in the peace of Christ.  Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia, alleluia.


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