Octave of Easter / Low Sunday Order of Service

24 April 2022

Solemn High Mass

Blue Hymn Book

Mass Setting Missa de Angelis Plainsong

Cantor Laurena Nash

Organ Prelude

The Gathering of the Community

Opening Hymn

162 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
O Filii et Filiae

Let us go forth in peace, alleluia.
In the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Station at the Rood

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, alleluia.
Therefore let us keep the feast, alleluia.

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification : Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Introit Proper

As newborn babes, alleluia : desire ye the sincere milk of the word, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Sing we merrily unto God, our helper : make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob. Glory be … As newborn babes ...


Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
May his grace and peace be with you.
May he fill our hearts with joy.

ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Lord, have mercy upon us
Christ, have mercy upon us
Lord, have mercy upon us


GLORY be to God on high,
and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The Lord be with you
And with thy spirit.
Let us pray

Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

Acts 5:27-32

When they had brought the apostles, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 150

Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE God in his sanctuary: / praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his mighty acts: / praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: / praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: / praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: / praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath / praise the LORD.

Second Reading

Revelation 1:4-8

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn

164 The day of resurrection! Lancashire

Gradual Proper

Alleluia. Alleluia. Ꝟ. And after eight days, when the doors were shut : stood Jesus in the midst of his disciples, and said, Peace be unto you. Alleluia. The Angel of the Lord descended from heaven : and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. Alleluia.


John 20:19-31

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
✠ The Holy Gospel is written in the twentieth chapter of the Gospel according to St John, beginning at the nineteenth verse.
Glory be to thee, O Lord.

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to thee, O Christ.


Fr Stewart Murray


I BELIEVE in one God

the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of the Father before all worlds; God, of God; Light, of Light; Very God, of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; Through whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, The Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,

And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

The Intercession

A leader leads the prayers for the Church, ending each petition with:

Lord, in thy mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Confession and Absolution

YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Offertory Proper

The earth trembled, and was still : When God arose to judgement, alleluia.

Offertory Hymn

359 Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem
(v.1-4) Unser Herrscher

Prayer over the Gifts

God of grace, you have freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Accept all we offer you this day, and strengthen us in the new life you have given us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mass Intentions of the Day

Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours be acceptable unto God the Father almighty.
May the Lord receive the sacrifice at thy hands, to the praise and glory of His Name, both to our benefit and to that of all His Holy Church.

The Canon of the Mass

THE Lord be with you;
And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts;
We lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks unto our Lord God;
It is meet and right so to do.

IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God, Creator and Preserver of all things.

BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious Resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again bath restored to us everlasting life.

THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee and saying:

Sanctus and Benedictus

HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. BLESSED ✠ is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

BLESSING and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again.

Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake 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. ✠ Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all, of this; for this is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. ✠

Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants, with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy Bread of eternal life and the Cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded; And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy Communion may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray. As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say,
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 them that 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.

The Fraction and Pax

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
And with thy spirit.

The Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the Flesh of thy 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. Amen.

Agnus Dei

O LAMB of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us thy peace.

Invitation to Communion

Behold the Lamb of God ...
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.

Communion Proper

Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more, alleluia : death hath no more dominion over him, alleluia, alleluia.

Prayer after Communion

The Lord be with you;
And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Father, we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands the bread of life. Strengthen our faith that we may grow in love for you and for each other; through Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

THE peace of God, which passeth 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 Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

The Dismissal

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Let us depart in peace. [Alleluia.]
Thanks be to God. [Alleluia.]

Post-Communion Hymn

Thine is the glory Maccabaeus

1 THINE is the glory, risen, conquering Son,
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave-clothes where the body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen, conquering Son:
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

2 Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let his Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting:
Thine is the glory...

3 No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of Life;
Life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife,
Make us more than conquerors through thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy throne above:
Thine is the glory...

Announcements And Regina Coeli

Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven, alleluia!
He, whom thou wast meet to bear, alleluia!
As He promised, hath arisen, alleluia!
Pour for us to Him thy prayer, alleluia!

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!
For the Lord hath risen indeed, alleluia!

O God, who by the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hath vouchsafed to give joy to the whole world: Grant, we beseech thee, that with the help of his mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord be with you;
And with thy spirit.
Let us bless the Lord;
Thanks be to God.

May the Divine assistance remain with us always and may the souls ✠ of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Organ Postlude

Voluntary IX, Op. 7 John Stanley (1713-1786)


The Flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God, and in loving memory of Fr Lionel Gormandy, by Hazel, Dorothy, and Jeremy.

The Flowers on the Lady Altar are given to the Glory of God, and in loving memory of Robert Mainwaring, by Dianne Coates.

Flowers adorning the church have been given in memory of

✠ Arthur Loved ones, from Gerda;

✠ Julian Plowright, from Chris and Catherine Plowright;

✠ John Fallows, from his wife, Gerri;

✠ Members of the Gormandy, Ng Pow, and de Gourville families, from Hazel, Dorothy, and Jeremy;

✠ Sidney and Mary Howell, and John and Celia Lucy, from their children Susan and Roger;

✠ Susan Lucy, from her brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Susan;

✠ Else Lorenz, from her daughter, Ada Hallett and the family;

✠ Herbert John and Ethel Margaret Bentley, William Herbert and Mary Lilian Bentley, Dora Buck, Peter Benjamin and Mary Melissa Buck, Ann Buechler, Ada Bernice Leslie Burman, Shirley Delaney, Fr Robert Greene, Dick and Lita Liut, and John and Margaret Maclennan, from Ronald Bentley;

✠ Arlene Monell, from Brian Wehrle.

Notes and Notices

The Parish Council meeting is this Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm.

The Parish office is open once again this week.

Upcoming Services

Tuesday, April 26

9:30 am: Morning Prayer
10:00 am: Mass, Book of Common Prayer

Thursday, April 28

9:00 am: Morning Prayer
12:15 pm: Mass, Book of Common Prayer

Friday, April 29

7:00 am: Morning Prayer
7:30 am: Mass, Book of Common Prayer

Readings for Next Sunday

Acts 9:1- 20

Psalm 30

Revelation 5:11-14

John 21:1-19