The Presentation of Christ in the Temple/Licensing Service

Today this service is the Licensing service for our new chaplain, Rev Bruce Rienstra. You can watch the streamed service from 2.30pm here:

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The Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

God our creator,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of 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. 


Opening Hymn

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)


The Readings

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Hebrews 2: 14-end
Luke 2: 22-40


The Anthem

Nunc Dimittis – Orlando Gibbons from the Short Service


The Blessing

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen.