Mid week Communion

A Service of Holy Communion 


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

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

The Spirit of God hovered over the water
and brought life to all creation.

Come, Holy Spirit
and renew the face of the earth.

Silence is kept.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

Prayers of Penitence

We confess to you
our lack of care for the world you have given us.
Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

We confess to you
our selfishness in not sharing the earth’s bounty fairly.
Christ have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

We confess to you
our failure to protect resources for others.
Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

The Absolution

May the Father of all mercies
cleanse you from your sins,
and restore you in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Collect

The Liturgy of the Word


At the end of each reading this response is used

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

Gospel Reading

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

At the end

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


Affirmation of Faith

Christ died for our sins 
In accordance  with the Scriptures;
He was buried;
He was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
Afterwards he appeared to his followers 
and to the apostles:
This we have received, and this we believe


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

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace

Peace to you from God who is our Father.
Peace from Jesus Christ who is our peace.
Peace from the Holy Spirit who gives us life.
The peace of the triune God be always with you
and also with you.

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

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.

And now we give you thanks
because all things are of your making,
all times and seasons obey your laws,
but you have chosen to create us in your own image,
setting us over the whole world in all its wonder.
You have made us stewards of your creation,
to praise you day by day for the marvels of your wisdom and power:
so earth unites with heaven
to sing the new song of creation::

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.

We praise and bless you, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord;
and as we obey his command,
send your Holy Spirit,
that broken bread and wine outpoured
may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.

On the night before he died he had supper with his friends
and, taking bread, he praised you.
He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.
Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:
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.

So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice
made once for all upon the cross.
Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,
we proclaim his death and resurrection
until he comes in glory.

Jesus Christ is Lord:
Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Saviour of the world.

Lord of all life,
help us to work together for that day
when your kingdom comes
and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
Look with favour on your people,
gather us in your loving arms
and bring us with St Andrew and  all the saints
to feast at your table in heaven.
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,
for ever and ever.

The Lords Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
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.

While the priest takes the elements, the people say:

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, 
for all the benefits you have given me, 
for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. 
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. 
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, 
May I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, 
and follow you more nearly, day by day.

Prayer after Communion

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants 
give you most humble and hearty thanks for all your 
goodness and loving kindness. 
We bless you for our creation, preservation, 
and all the blessings of this life; 
but above all for your immeasurable love 
in the redemption of the world 
by our Lord Jesus Christ, 
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 

And give us, we pray, such a sense of all your mercies 
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, 
and that we show forth your praise, 
not only with our lips but in our lives, 
by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you
in holiness and righteousness all our days; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, 
with you and the Holy Spirit, 
be all honour and glory, for ever and ever. 


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.

Go in the light and peace of Christ
Thanks be to God. 

New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing. 

Also includes material from Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus; Church of England

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