The Eucharist

The Parish of St.George

with St.Anne and St.Mark


1     Blessed are the poor in spirit,
       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2     Blessed are those who mourn,
       for they shall be comforted.
3     Blessed are the gentle,
       for they shall inherit the earth.
4     Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what

is right, for they shall be satisfied.
5     Blessed are the merciful,
       for mercy shall be shown to them.
6     Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they shall see God.
7     Blessed are the peacemakers,
       for they shall be called children of God.
8     Blessed are those who are persecuted in    the

cause of right,for theirs is the kingdom of

9     Blessed are you when others revile you and

persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against

you falsely for my sake.

10   Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in





The Gathering


The president may say


In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All   Amen.


The Greeting


The president greets the people


    The Lord be with you

All   and also with you.


Words of welcome or introduction may be said.


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.



Prayers of Penitence


The Summary of the Law


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.


All   Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Invitation to confession


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.


A period of silence may be kept


All   Almighty 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.


    The president says


    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.


Gloria in Excelsis – said


All   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 sin of the world:
have mercy on 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.


The Collect


The president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words ‘Let us pray’ or a more specific bidding.


The Collect is said.


All   Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word




First Reading


At the end the reader may say


This is the word of the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.



Second Reading


At the end the reader may say


This is the word of the Lord:

All Thanks be to God.


 Gospel Reading


When the Gospel is announced the reader says


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All Glory to you, O Lord.


        At the end the reader may say


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to you, O Christ.




The Nicene Creed


All   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.


Prayers of Intercession


The prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:


¶  The Church of Christ


¶  Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority


¶  The local community


¶  Those who suffer


¶  The communion of saints


These responses may be used


Lord, in your mercy

All   hear our prayer.


Lord, hear us

Lord, graciously hear us.


Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord

and let light perpetual shine upon them.


 And at the end


Merciful Father,

All   accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.




The Peace


    The peace of the Lord be always with you

All   and also with you.


    Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


    All may wave or say “hello” at a distance


Preparation of the Table


Taking of the Bread and Wine


    Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

    through your goodness we have this bread to set before you,
which earth has given and human hands have made.
It will become for us the bread of life.

All   Blessed be God for ever.


        Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

    through your goodness we have this wine to set before you,
fruit of the vine and work of human hands.
It will become for us the cup of salvation.

All   Blessed be God for ever.


    The president takes the bread and wine.


    Pray, my brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and   

    yours may be acceptable to the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of  His name, for our good, and 

the good of all his Church.


The Eucharistic Prayer


The president says


The Lord be with you

All   and also with you.



The Lord is here.

All   His Spirit is with us.

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.

The president praises God for his mighty acts and all respond


All   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.

The president recalls the Last Supper, 
and one of these four acclamations may be used

[Great is the mystery of faith:]

All   Christ has died:
Christ is risen:  
Christ will come again.

[Praise to you, Lord Jesus:]

All   Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life:
Lord Jesus, come in glory.

[Christ is the bread of life:]

All   When we eat this bread and drink this cup, 
we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
until you come in glory.    


[Jesus Christ is Lord:]

All   Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Saviour of the world.

The Prayer continues and leads into the doxology, to which all respond boldly 


All   Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer


    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray


All Our Father, which 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.


Breaking of the Bread


The president breaks the consecrated bread.


    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.


Agnus Dei


All   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.


       Behold 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.



Giving of Communion


The president says the 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.



All   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.



    The president and people receive communion.


    No words of distribution are used and the communicant dies not reply


 Any consecrated bread and wine which is not required for purposes of communion is consumed at the end of the distribution or after the service.


 Prayer after Communion


Silence is kept.



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 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.


    A minister says


    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All   In the name of Christ.  Amen.


The ministers and people depart.


Copyright acknowledgment (where not already indicated above):


Some material included in this service is copyright: © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishops' Council 2000

Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Crown/Cambridge University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1662)