The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Welcome to our written service which offers the readings, prayers and music for today, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Recent sermons can be found here.


We start by remembering Ukraine with this prayer:

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.  We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen
Archbishop Justin WelbyArchbishop Stephen Cottrell 

Opening Prayer

God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us
to eternal joy;
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.  


Opening Hymn

NEH 346 0 City of God, how broad and far


The Readings

Acts 16: 9-15
Revelation 21: 10-12,  22-22.5
John 14: 23-29

The Anthem

O for a closer walk with God – Charles V. Stanford

The Intercessions


If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him, alleluia.

Let us pray with joy to Christ the Lord. He rose from the dead and is living now to intercede for us.
Lord, protect your people through the glory of Christ.

Father, through the victory of the cross you have lifted up Jesus from the earth, may he draw all people to himself.

Lord in your mercy….hear our prayer.

Through the exaltation of Christ send your Spirit into the Church, make her the sign of unity for the whole human family.

Lord in your mercy….hear our prayer.

We pray for those who have lost you in the maze of life, let them once more know the joy of coming home.

Lord in your mercy….hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick, the sorrowful, captives and exiles, show them your power and compassion.

Lord in your mercy….hear our prayer.

We pray for all the living, and for those who have left this world in the hope of resurrection.

Lord in your mercy….hear our prayer.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.


Closing Hymn

NEH 381 – Jerusalem the golden


Closing Prayers

God our Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
may we thirst for you,
the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.


May the risen Christ give us his peace.  Alleluia.  Amen.