Order of Service

Order of Service

The resources for this week's service

Preparation for worship

For use on Sunday 10am

From 24.10.21 we have resumed use of the full service- with sung responses.

Holy Communion (shortened)

St Gregory’s Church Marnhull

Holy Communion

Order One

For Ordinary time

This Order of Service is a shortened form intended for use while restrictions on worship remain during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It includes information about staying safe during the service.

All elements of this service are said, but music will be played, particularly during the administration of Holy Communion.


Please stand.

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All Amen.

The Greeting

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Please sit.

Welcome and Notices

Prayer of Preparation

All Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love You,

and worthily magnify Your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers of Penitence

God so loved the world

that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ

to save us from our sins,

to be our advocate in heaven,

and to bring us to eternal life.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,

firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments

and to live in love and peace with all.

All Most merciful God,

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

we confess that we have sinned

in thought, word and deed.

We have not loved You with our whole heart.

We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

In Your mercy

forgive what we have been,

help us to amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be;

that we may do justly,

love mercy,

and walk humbly with You, our God.


Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen.

The Collect

Let us pray:


The Collect for the Day is said.

All Amen.



Please sit.

At the end of the reading the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

                Gospel Reading

Please stand.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint …

All Glory to You, O Lord.

At the end:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to You, O Christ.

Please sit.                   Sermon

The Creed

Please stand.

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

All We believe and trust in Him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

All We believe and trust in Him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God

and makes Christ known in the world?

All We believe and trust in Him.

This is the faith of the Church.

All This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Prayers of Intercession

Please sit.

One of these responses may be used:

Lord, in Your mercy, Lord, hear us.

All hear our prayer. Lord, graciously hear us.

At the end:

Merciful Father,

All accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.


The Peace

‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name,’

says the Lord, ‘there I am in the midst of them.’

The peace of the Lord be always with you

All and also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

  • The peace may be exchanged visually, but with social distancing observed.

Preparation of the Table

Taking of the Bread and Wine

Please sit.

The table is prepared and bread and wine are placed upon it.

Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ, our risen high priest;

make Yourself known in the breaking of bread.

All Amen.

  • The President washes or sanitises their hands.
  • The President takes the bread and wine.  
  • The bread to be distributed to the people must remain covered until the distribution.

Eucharistic Prayer H

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is right to praise You, Father, Lord of all creation;

in Your love You made us for Yourself.

When we turned away

You did not reject us,

but came to meet us in Your Son.

All You embraced us as Your children

and welcomed us to sit and eat with You.

In Christ You shared our life

that we might live in Him and He in us.

All He opened His arms of love upon the cross

and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.

On the night He was betrayed,

at supper with His friends

He took bread, and gave You thanks;

He broke it and gave it to them, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

All Father, we do this in remembrance of Him:

His body is the bread of life.

At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,

He gave You thanks and said:

Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;

do this in remembrance of me.

All Father, we do this in remembrance of Him:

His blood is shed for all.

As we proclaim His death and celebrate His rising in glory,

send Your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine

may be to us the body and blood of Your dear Son.

All As we eat and drink these holy gifts

make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.

With Your whole Church throughout the world

we offer You this sacrifice of praise

and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:

All Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of Your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord’s Prayer


Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

All Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.  Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

  • The President breaks the consecrated bread that they will consume.

We break this bread

to share in the body of Christ.

All Though we are many, we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.

Giving of Communion

Jesus is the Lamb of God

who takes away the sin of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to His supper.

All Lord, I am not worthy to receive You,

but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

  • The President receives both bread and wine on behalf of the people, using the words of distribution, to which the people reply:

All Amen.

  • Please maintain 2 metres social distance while waiting for Communion and stand to receive.
  • Communicants should sanitise their hands before receiving Communion.
  • The President should wear the face covering provided during the distribution.
  • Communion is received in one kind only and without making contact.
  • There are no further words of distribution.
  • After receiving Communion, please return to your pew via the side aisles.

Prayer after Communion

Please sit.


The post-communion prayer is said.

All Almighty God,

we thank You for feeding us

with the body and blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.

Through Him we offer You our souls and bodies

to be a living sacrifice.

Send us out in the power of Your Spirit

to live and work to Your praise and glory.



The Blessing

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.

All Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All In the name of Christ.  Amen.

The President and people depart.

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