Worship and Prayer
Wednesday Communion Services
Fortnightly services of Holy Communion will resume on Wednesday mornings @ 10 am on 2nd September. Initially these will be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. We will be using the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Please note that the same social distancing protocols as per the Sunday services will apply. Please come in through the main entrance, unless you have a mobility issue and have contacted us regarding special access. The service will take place in the nave.
We look forward to welcoming back our regulars and anyone else for who this service is more convenient. Private prayer will continue on alternate Wednesdays.
Under the Worship and Prayer tab on this website there are eight pages of material for use at home. These are:-
- Mindfulness and Managing Anxiety
- Supporting Good Mental Health
- On-line services
- Oxford Diocese
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Prayer resources
Click on any of these items to go to the relevant page.
A prayer about the Coronavirus outbreak
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For those in isolation
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
For those who are worried/social cohesion
Loving Jesus, you are compassionate to those in need
and heal the sick in body and mind.
Look kindly on those who are fearful at this time.
Help us all to put away all thoughts and actions
that separate us from you and from one another.
Give us grace to live our lives
confident in your promise that you are with us always.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to care for the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
The office of daily prayer
One of the glories of the Church of England is its worship. There are currently two collections of services and prayers authorized for use in the Church of England: The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England.
For each collection, the services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer for today, yesterday and the next four weeks are also available in full on the Church of England website (www.churchofengland.org) to help you find time for God during your day.
The Church of England publishes daily services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer (Compline). These include the text of the psalm and the two Bible readings, and the appropriate Collect. You can easily print the service in an attractive format for reading later.
If you are interested in following one of more of the Daily Offices, we hope that this may be helpful.