Trinity Sunday

This Trinity Sunday we celebrate the three persons of God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Before we open our service, let us remember the command to baptise in the Bible, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28,19) and also the final verse of St Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you”.

All are very welcome to use this written service for home worship. Here you can find the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a sung psalm, hymns and an anthem. Should you wish to listen to our sermons, you can find recent sermons 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

Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
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.



Opening Hymn

Hymn: 146 – Holy, holy holy


The Readings

Proverbs 8: 1,22-31
John 16: 12-15

The Psalm

Psalm 8



The Anthem

As truly as God is our Father – William Matthias


The Intercessions

On Trinity Sunday, let us pray to our God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Father God, ever present whose Spirit helps us in our weakness and guides us to Your Son in our prayers, we pray for the Church and for the world.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
One God, three Persons, be near to the people of the world and may your love bring light and life. We remember all who bear the responsibility of leadership, for heads of state, ambassadors and political advisers. Let your will for our world be accomplished through the decisions they make and give them a vision of peace and reconciliation. We pray especially for the people of Ukraine.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
One God, three Persons, at this time of celebration, we give thanks for all those who have helped and supported us in Haarlem during the Interregnum. We thank you for bringing our chaplain Bruce and his wife Lauretta to our church community. We pray for your blessing upon them and their ministry among us.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
One God, three Persons, help us to be gentle, with others and with ourselves. Give us, we pray, the calm that makes for consideration and respect. Let us be to others as we would wish them to be to us. When we fail, forgive us and heal us.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
One God, three Persons, comfort through your Holy Spirit all who are in need, sickness or adversity. Bring consolation to those in sorrow or mourning, and grant us a real sense of your love as you draw all who suffer into your tender care.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
In a moment of quiet we bring our own prayers before you.
One God, three Persons, we ask you to lead us into the coming week. Help us to experience that you are close by and surround us with your love.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Closing Hymn


Hymn 394 – Let all the world

Closing Prayers

Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:
hold us firm in this faith,
that we may know you in all your ways
and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,
who are three Persons yet one God,
now and for ever.


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.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.