Faith & Worship

The Sunday Eucharist

The Sunday Eucharist
In Ordinary Time



In the name of the ✠ Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord be with you
and also with you.


Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.


Prayer of Penitence

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.


Kyrie Eleison

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The President pronounces the forgiveness that comes through the Cross of Christ.



Let us pray.

The Collect of the Day is said, and all respond


Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

At the end of the reading the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



The reader says the psalm or canticle, with the people making the response as indicated by the reader.


First Reading

At the end of the reading the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Gospel Acclamation

The reader greets the Gospel reading with an acclamation, to which all respond



The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Hear the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.





Let us affirm our faith in God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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.


Prayers of Intercession

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Liturgy of the Sacrament


The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Preparation of the Altar

The President may say a Prayer over the Gifts.


Eucharistic Prayer

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.

The President continues with the preface.

Sanctus and Benedictus

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.

The President continues with the Eucharistic Prayer.

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

The President concludes the Eucharistic Prayer and the people respond:


Lord’s Prayer

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.


Breaking of the Bread

The President breaks the bread.

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.


Agnus Dei

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.


Giving of Communion

The President invites the people to receive the consecrated bread and wine.

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.

The President and people receive communion. 


Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

The Post Communion Prayer is said, and all respond:

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.


Dismissal & Blessing

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

The President says a prayer ending with:

…and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.





Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England,
material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000, CCLNo.126282