Fifth Sunday of Lent

Come and worship with us as we celebrate the fifth Sunday of Lent.
We pray that this is a blessing to you, wherever you may be.


. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
℟. Amen

℣. The Lord be with you
℟. and also with you

A hymn may be sung. We sit or kneel to pray


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.


Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
℟. Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Christ himself carried up our sins in his body to the tree, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds we have been healed.
Let us confess our sins.


Almight God,
Our heavenly Father,
We have sinned against you,
And against our neighbour,
In thought and word and deed,
Through negligence, through weakness,
Through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry,
And repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
Who died for us,
Forgive us all that is past,
And grant that we may serve you in newness of life,
To the glory of your name. Amen.


℣. Lord, have mercy
℟. Lord, have mercy

℣. Christ, have mercy
℟. Christ, have mercy

℣. Lord, have mercy
℟. Lord, have mercy


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. Amen.


The Collect of the day is said. We sit for the readings


One or two readings precede the Gospel. At the end of each the reader may say

℣. This is the word of the Lord.
℟. Thanks be to God.

A hymn or psalm may be used between the readings.

℣. Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
℟. Glory to you, O Lord.

and at the end

℣. This is the Gospel of the Lord..
℟. Praise to you, O Christ.


The Creed

We believe in one God, The Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
Of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
The only Son of God,
Eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God,
Light from Light,
True God from true God,
Begotten, not made,
Of one Being with the Father;
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
Was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
And was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again
In accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
And is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory
To judge the living and the dead,
And his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Lord, the giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
Who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come. Amen.


℣. Lord, in your mercy
℟. hear our prayer.

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


Christ is our peace. He has reconciled us to God in one body by the cross. We meet in his name and share his peace.

℣. The peace of the Lord be always with you
℟. and also with you.

Yours Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour, and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.

℟. All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.

The Eucharistic Prayer

℣. The Lord is here.
℟. His Spirit is with us.

℣. Lift up your hearts.
℟. We lift them to the Lord.

℣. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
℟. It is right to give thanks and praise.

Father, we give you thanks and praise through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word, through whom you have created all things; who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh; as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin, he lived on earth and went about among us; he opened wide his arms for us on the cross; he put an end to death by dying for us; and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life; so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

And now we give you thanks because for our sins he was lifted high upon the cross, that he might draw the whole world to himself; and, by his suffering and death, became the source of eternal salvation for all who put their trust in him.

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness; grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit, and according to your holy will, these gifts of bread and wine may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks; he gave it to them, saying: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

℣. Great is the mystery of faith:
℟. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross, his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world; rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming in glory, we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, we bring before you this bread and this cup and we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.

Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup, so that we, in the company of all the saints, may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.

℟. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
And the glory are yours,
Now and for ever.

The Breaking of the Bread

℣. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
℟. Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
grant us peace.

Invitation to Communion

Draw near with faith. Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for you, and his blood which he shed for you. Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

We do not presume
To come to this your table, merciful Lord,
Trusting in our own righteousness,
But in your manifold and great mercies.
We are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.
But you are the same Lord
Whose nature is always to have mercy.
Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,
So to eat the flesh of your dear
Son Jesus Christ
And to drink his blood,
That our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body
And our souls washed through his most precious blood,
And that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us.

Prayer after Communion

The Post-Communion Prayer is said

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 Dismissal

Ordinary Time

Christ crucified draw you to himself, to find in him a sure ground for faith, a firm support for hope, and the assurance of sins forgiven; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen

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