The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our written service for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity.
We welcome you and hope this written service is useful for those worshipping from home. Here you can find the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a hymn and an anthem. Should you wish to listen to our sermons, you can find recent sermons here.
Let us 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 Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern
both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Readings

Genesis 15: 1-6
Hebrews 11: 1-3,8-16
Luke 12: 32-40


The Anthem

Oculi Omnium – Charles Wood


The Intercessions

Everlasting God we bring before you our prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.

Creator God we thank you for the beauty of the created world; for its wonderful variety and bounty. Help us to be good stewards by taking care of our environment and doing all that we can concerning global warming. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Faithful God we pray for the world, we pray for those who are living in fear and danger. Grant wisdom to the world leaders that the decisions they make will bring about peace. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Gracious God we thank you for the miracle of healing and for those we know who are in the process of recovery. We pray for all who minister to the sick and infirm, both at home and in hospital care centres. We remember those we know who are ill or in need of our prayers that they may experience your peace and love. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Merciful God we pray for those whose lives have been shattered by the death of someone close and dear to them. Surround them with your comfort and strength. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer


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

The Hymn for today

Closing Prayers

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that have taken holy things;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies be refreshed with the fullness of your life;
glory to you for ever, Amen.

May God who made both heaven and earth bless us. Amen.

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