Here below we have an outline of our service for you to follow at home if you can’t be with us. Choose a quiet reflective space and to make it more meaningful have a cross, bible and candle to make your sacred space.


Good morning everyone I hope you are well. Last week’s remembrance services went really well and the children from Year 3 did very well, the poppy wreaths were laid and we had a lot of people who came to take part, thank you to all and Rev Hannah for taking the service and co-ordinating the event.

Today we have a busy day and I am delighted to announce that 21 of our young people are being admitted to Holy Communion during the service this morning, we wish them well and pray that this will just be the beginning of their spiritual journey. This afternoon we have 7 of our older students being confirmed by Bishop Mark at St. Peter’s Belmont and I hope that many will join us there to give them support and encouragement.

Next week on the 28th November we will be holding a service of remembrance for all our loved ones who have passed away, please let us know if you are coming and let us know the name of your loved one so that they may be included in the service.

Intercessions today are by Chris Sutcliffe and the reflection by Rev Hannah, thank you to them.

Jan B.


As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and forever. Amen.


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 neighbour 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. Amen.


Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father. We worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ only son of the Father Lord God Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One , you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most high, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



 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.

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


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. Glory to you O Lord

JOHN 18:33-37
 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?”  Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”  Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

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


I know one of the things I always value in life is when in the midst of confusion, someone emerges as being ‘in charge’. Someone who is able to take the reins and say “don’t worry, follow me, I know what is going on and I will lead”. A classic example of this in my experience of working in schools would be an unexpected fire alarm. Is it a drill? Is it real? In the midst of the questions, we’re happy for someone to come along and clarify what the next step is. Be it a confident “it’s a drill, go about your day” or the more urgent “Not a drill, we need to evacuate, follow me” in either circumstance, there would be relief to know that someone has taken charge.

This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King. We acknowledge that in a world full of alarms and notifications and confusion over the next step or the direction of travel, Christ is King. It’s a bold assertion that Christ is in charge of this world, but it’s an assertion that the church is willing to make.

In the Gospel passage today we read of the encounter between Jesus and Pilate. In the context it was written, Pilate had a job to ensure that the rule of the Roman Emperor Tiberius was absolute, that nobody would challenge his authority. Roman citizens lived in the comfort of knowing that they were safe with someone in charge, but subjects such as the Jews in occupied lands lived in fear of reprisals if they challenged his authority. As Pilate probes Jesus to find out if Tiberius’s rule is under threat, he finds that Jesus doesn’t want to talk about worldly kingdoms and empires, but truth. Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world, and his death is not the end of Jesus’ kingship, but the gateway and inauguration of it instead.

In amongst the chaos of our world today, we won’t find an emperor ruling in the same way as Tiberius did, what we find instead is an invitation and opportunity for us to place Christ as King in our lives. As the church makes this bold assertion annually, we can rest in the knowledge and security that there is someone in charge: Christ the King.

Rev Hannah


Do you believe and trust in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe and trust in his Son, Jesus Christ? I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit? I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.


Here we pray for the church, for the world, those in need and those who have died, you can follow your own prayers or these below on today’s theme.

Jesus Christ is the everlasting King whose kingdom is not of this world, but grows in the hearts of his people and lasts for ever. As children of the kingdom, Let us make our prayers to the eternal God who loves us. We pray for your kingdom to come in the worldwide communities of those who believe in Jesus Christ – Particularly in those areas where people are persecuted for their beliefs

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you stood before Pilate with dignity and integrity. Give wisdom to all who govern the nations of our world and in their leadership; For God’s values to be developed and protected. Following COP26, we pray that all nations endeavour to find ways to reduce the carbon foot print and the detrimental affect it is having on our planet. Let us all consider ways in which we too can make a difference.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

We pray for your kingdom to come in our homes and families, Our neighbourhoods and places of work,

In all thinking, all speaking and all action. May we help those worse off than ourselves and give generously to those in need particularly Urban Outreach, The Children’s Society and Fortalice.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

Today we pray especially for the children who have been admitted to communion this morning May they always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love and the joy of his life within you

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

We pray for your kingdom to come in all hospitals, hospices, surgeries and care homes, and in every place of pain and sadness. We thank all who care for the sick and lonely. Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body mind or spirit

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

We pray for your kingdom to come in the final stages of earthly life, in the journey through death and in the awakening to eternal life. We thank you for allowing us to share our lives with them. We pray for those who mourn. Open their minds that they may find a new direction in life, and grant them the comfort of your presence. From our book of Remembrance, we pray those whose anniversary falls this week

George Lloynd, Edgar Leighton Dodd, Teia Pollitt, Florence Phillips, Joyce Telford, Wilfred Armstrong, Florence Greenhalgh, Ellie Rees, Arthur Ian Harrison, Leo Valentine, Elsie Morris, Charles Henry Hoyle

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer

We thank you for making us, and redeeming us, Opening wide to us the gates of heaven.

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


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 forever. Amen.


May Christ’s Holy, Healing, enabling Spirit be with us and guide us on our way at every change and turn; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with us all for ever and ever. Amen.

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