New Patterns for Worship

The Lord is Here


A Service of Holy Communion


We say together the words printed in bold.


The Gathering


The Greeting


We meet in the name of God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


The Lord be with you
Alland also with you.


Silence is kept.


The Lord is here.
AllHis Spirit is with us.


Words of welcome or introduction may be said.


Prayers of Penitence


A minister invites the congregation to confession using this form or other suitable words
The Spirit of truth will convict the world
of guilt about sin, righteousness and judgement.
All We have grieved the Holy Spirit.
In sorrow we confess our sins.


Silence for reflection


Lord, have mercy.
AllLord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
AllChrist, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
AllLord, have mercy


May God our Father forgive us our sins
and bring us to the fellowship of his table
with his saints for ever.


AllThanks be to God.


Gloria in Excelsis


Glory to God in the highest,
AllGlory to God in the highest.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
AllGlory to God in the highest.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
AllGlory to God in the highest.

we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
AllGlory to God in the highest.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
AllGlory to God in the highest.

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.
AllGlory to God in the highest.

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.
AllGlory to God in the highest.


The Collect


The president introduces a period of silent prayer.
The Collect is said, and all respond
All Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word




Reader: None


At the end the reader may say

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


Reader: None


Hymn or song


Gospel Reading


Praise the Lord.
A sentence from Scripture is added here.
AllPraise the Lord.


When the Gospel is announced the reader says

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


Reader: None


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



Preacher: None


The Creed

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

Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?
AllI 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,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?
AllI 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.


Prayers of Intercession


The prayers of intercession may include the response


In faith we pray
we pray to you our God.


The Liturgy of the Sacrament


The Peace


We are the body of Christ.
AllIn the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.

Let us then pursue all that makes for peace
Alland builds up our common life.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
Alland also with you.


All may exchange a sign of peace.


Preparation of the Table


Taking of the Bread and Wine


The table is prepared and bread and wine are placed upon it.


With this bread that we bring
Allwe shall remember Jesus.

With this wine that we bring
Allwe shall remember Jesus.

Bread for his body,
wine for his blood,
gifts from God to his table we bring.
AllWe shall remember Jesus.


The Eucharistic Prayer


The Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord be with you
Alland also with you.


Lift up your hearts.
AllWe lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
AllIt is right to give thanks and praise.

It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;
in your love you made us for yourself.

When we turned away
you did not reject us,
but came to meet us in your Son.
AllYou embraced us as your children
and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.


In Christ you shared our life
that we might live in him and he in us.
AllHe opened his arms of love upon the cross
and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.


On the night he was betrayed,
at supper with his friends
he took bread, and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to them, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.
AllFather, we do this in remembrance of him:
his body is the bread of life.


At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,
he gave you thanks, and said:
Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;
do this in remembrance of me.
AllFather, we do this in remembrance of him:
his blood is shed for all.


As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory,
send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine
may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.
AllAs we eat and drink these holy gifts
make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.


With your whole Church throughout the world
we offer you this sacrifice of praise
and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:
AllHoly, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.


The Lord's Prayer


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:


AllOur 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.


Breaking of the Bread


Every time we eat this bread
and drink this cup,

Allwe proclaim the Lord's death
until he comes.


Jesus, Lamb of God,

Jesus, Lamb of God,
Allhave mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins,
Allhave mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world,
Allgrant us peace.


Giving of Communion


God's holy gifts
for God's holy people.
AllJesus Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.




Prayer after Communion


Father of all,
we give you thanks and praise,
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.
Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
AllMay we who share Christ's body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord.


The Dismissal




The Lord God almighty is our Father:
Allhe loves us and tenderly cares for us.

The Lord Jesus Christ is our Saviour:
Allhe has redeemed us and will defend us to the end.

The Lord, the Holy Spirit is among us:
Allhe will lead us in God's holy way.

To God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Allbe praise and glory today and for ever. Amen.


A minister says


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
AllIn the name of Christ. Amen.

Copyright acknowledgment (where not indicated below):

Blessing or other Ending (For a Memorial Service) © Trevor Lloyd