Church at Home

Here are resources for worship at home while the building is closed

Sunday Service Booklet

St Matthew's Passion Booklet

Maundy Thursday Passover Meal Booklet

Sunday service schedule

Online at 5pm every Sunday.  Contact us for details.

Week Beginning Sunday: Bible Reading 1 Bible Reading 2
29th Mar, Passion Sunday  Romans 8.6-11 John 11.1-45
5th April, Palm Sunday  Psalm 118.19-29 Matthew 21.1-11
12th April, Easter Day Acts 10.34-43 Matthew 28.1-10
19th April, Easter 2  Acts 2.22-32 John 20.19-31
26th April, Easter 3  Acts 2.36-41 Luke 24.13-35
3rd May, Easter 4  Acts 2.42-47 John 10.1-10
10th May, Easter 5 Acts 7.55-60 John 14.1-14
17th May, Easter 6 Acts 17.22-31 John 14.15-21
24th May, Ascension Acts 1.1-11 Luke 24.44-53
31st May, Pentecost Acts 2.1-21 John 20.19-23


Prayers for the Parish

Daily prayer for the parish:

Today's prayer is for those who live or work in Valetta Rd, Du Cross Rd, Curricle St & Essex Park Mews; our colleagues and the places where we work; those unable to find work; St Katherine’s, Westway

Prayers this week

Heavenly Father, thank you for the love that you have for us. As we hear the story of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, help us remember that you share our sadness, our anxieties, our grief, our fear but that in you there is always hope.

Lord God, we pray for our country and for all countries and communities around the world affected by the global coronavirus epidemic. We pray that our political and community leaders, and those whose expertise they rely on, may be guided calmly and wisely and respond with integrity to the situation.

Father God, we thank you for the skill and dedication of our NHS and emergency services who are working so hard to keep us safe. We thank you too for the selfless acts of love and kindness taking place all over our communities. We pray that people everywhere will come together in solidarity and determination to work together for the good of everyone.

We thank you for the scientific and research communities, for advances that have already been made and those still to come. We also thank you for technology that helps us stay in touch with each other as well as share knowledge, experience and advice around the world.

Lord God, we pray for those who are impacted financially and for those who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We pray too for those who have had to cancel weddings and other special plans. Help us to support each other and our communities with resilience, patience, imagination and understanding.

In the midst of our own worries and anxieties we also remember those who are living as refugees or among the ravages of war at this time, particularly in Syria and Yemen. Grant peace to those countries and relieve their suffering.

Lord God, we ask that you pour out your love on all in our community who are sick, and on all families who have recently lost a loved one. We commend to you all those who are troubled or distressed in mind, body or spirit and ask that you show them your comfort. May they know your presence with them, and that you are their strength, their healing, and their salvation. In a moment’s quiet we bring before you those we know who are suffering and are particularly on our minds.

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