For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Istanbul

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the terrorist attack in Istanbul, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Istanbul

Saint Peter

St Peter by Peter Paul Rubens

St Peter, with the pallium and the keys to Heaven, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1644). From Wikimedia.

O Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently . . . → Read More: Saint Peter

Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Almighty God, who of old through thy servant Irenæus didst hand on the faith and extend thy Church; Keep it true to the apostolical tradition and fervent to win new peoples for thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who didst uphold thy servant . . . → Read More: Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

The Sermon for Sunday June 26th – Trinity V

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday June 26th: Trinity 5, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 23

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Jacopo Pontormo Nativity of John the Baptist

The Birth of John the Baptist by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557). From The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of . . . → Read More: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

The Sermon for Sunday June 19th – Trinity IV

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Sunday June 19th: Trinity 4, 2016

Saint Alban, Protomartyr of England

Martyrdom of Alban

The martyrdom of St Alban, from a 13th-century manuscript, now in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. From Wikipedia.

O God, in whose sight the death of thy saints is precious, and who gavest grace to thy blessed Martyr Saint Alban to glorify thee by his death: Grant that we, following his faith and . . . → Read More: Saint Alban, Protomartyr of England

For the Refugees of the World

In honour of World Refugee Day.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto our cry: We are strangers with thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: bondmen whom thou leddest out of oppression through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm. Grant us, therefore, the meekness of heart to preserve . . . → Read More: For the Refugees of the World