The parishes of

St Kyneburgha of Castor

St Michael and All Angels Sutton

St John the Baptist Upton

The Blessed Virgin Mary at Marholm


2nd June 2002





Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
who like me his praise should sing?
Praise him! Praise him!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress;
praise him still the same for ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Praise him! Praise him!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hands he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Praise him! Praise him!
Widely as his mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore him;
ye behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him;
dwellers all in time and space.
Praise him! Praise him!
Praise with us the God of grace.

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

All       Amen


Priest    The Lord be with you.

All       And with thy spirit.



The confession is introduced


Priest    Lord have mercy

All       Lord have mercy


Priest    Christ have mercy

All       Christ have mercy


Priest    Lord have mercy,

All       Lord have mercy



Priest    The almighty and merciful Lord

grant you pardon and remission of all your sins,

time for amendment of life,

And the grace and comfort of his Holy Spirit.

All       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 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. Amen


The Collect (special prayer) for  today – Remain standing

Priest    Let us pray

Reading – Sit 1 Kings 1: 32 – 34, 38 – 40.


Reader This is the Word of the Lord.

All       Thanks be to God


GRADUAL HYMN – Stand  and turn to face the Gospel.


I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love:
the love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
that lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
the love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
the love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
we may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
and soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
and her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.

Reader The Lord be with you.

All       And with thy spirit.

The Gospel is announced – Remain Standing, Matthew 5: 1 – 10

All       Glory be to thee, O Lord


Reader This is the Gospel of  the Lord

All       Praise be to thee O Christ





Priest    You seek baptism for this child. As she grows up she will need the help and encouragement of her family and friends. Will you help her be regular in public worship, and in private payer, not only by your teaching but also by your example and prayers, and encourage her in due time to come to Communion and Confirmation?

I am willing.

Priest    Those who bring children to Baptism must affirm on the child’s behalf their allegiance to Christ and their rejection of all that is evil. It is your duty to bring up this child to fight against evil and to follow Christ, Therefore I ask:

Priest    Do you turn to Christ?

            I turn to Christ.

Priest    Do you repent of your sins?

            I repent of my sins.

Priest    Do you renounce evil?

            I renounce evil.



Priest    May almighty God deliver you from the powers of darkness,

and lead you in the light and obedience of Christ.



Godparents’ candles are lit from the Paschal Candle.

Priest    Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ was baptised in the River Jordan. We thank you for the gift of water  to cleanse and revive us.

We thank you that through the waters of the Red Sea, you led your people out of slavery to freedom in the promised land.

We thank you that through the deep waters of death you brought your Son, and raised him to life in triumph.


+Bless this water, that your servant who is washed in it, may be made one with Christ in his death and resurrection, to be cleansed and delivered from all sin. Send your Holy Spirit upon her to bring herto new birth in the family of your church, and raise herwith Christ to full and eternal life.

For all might, majesty, authority and power are yours now and forever.

All       Amen.



Priest    You have brought this child to Baptism. On his behalf you must now make the Christian profession in which she is to be baptised and in which you will bring herup.

Priest    Do you believe and trust in God the Father who made the world?

All       I believe and trust in him

Priest    Do you believe and trust in his Son, Jesus Christ,

who redeemed mankind?

All       I believe and trust in him.

Priest    Do you believe and trust in his Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God?

All       I believe and trust in him.

Priest    This is the faith of the Church,

All       We believe and trust in One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.





Priest    Name this child.

Priest    N, I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. All    Amen.



Those baptised are signed on the forehead with the Oil of Chrism.


Priest    I sign you with the Cross, the Sign of Christ.

All       Fight valiantly under the banner of Christ, against sin, the world, and the devil, and continue his faithful soldier and servant to your life’s end.


Priest   You are anointed with the Chrism of Salvation.

As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet and King, so may you always live as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life. All  Amen.



Priest    Receive this light.

This is to show that you have passed from darkness to light.

All       Shine as a light in the world, to the glory of God the Father.



Priest    God has received you by Baptism into his Church.

All       We welcome you into the Lord’s family.

                        We are members together of the Body of Christ.

                        We are children of the same heavenly Father.

                        We are inheritors together of the Kingdom of God.

                        We welcome you.




Merciful Father, accept these prayers,

For the sake of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.




The Peace – Stand

Priest    Christ is our peace,

He has reconciled us to God in one body by the Cross

We meet in his name and share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All      And with thy spirit.



The wine, bread and collection are taken to the altar

The Altar is prepared for Communion


Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,

Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,

Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided,

Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.


Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,

Speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,

Teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us,

Lord of the word, receive your peoples praise.


Lord, for our hopes, the dreams of all our living,

Christ and his kingdom one united aim;

Rulers and peoples bound in high thanksgiving,

Lord of our hopes, our trust is in your name.


Lord, for our land, in this our generation,

Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care;

For young and old, for commonwealth and nation,

Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.


Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt him,

Loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,

Hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:

Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.


Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us,

Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;

Past put behind us, for the future take us,

Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.






THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER (Prayer of Thanksgiving)


Priest    The Lord be with you.

All       And with thy spirit.

Priest    Lift up your hearts.

All       We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest    Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

All       It is meet and right so to do.


The Priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer………

It is very meet, right and our bounden duty……ending 

Therefore with angels and archangels,

And with all the company of heaven,

We laud and magnify thy glorious name

Evermore praising thee and saying:

The Sanctus

All       Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts,

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory,

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.


The priest continues with the Prayer of Consecration.

Priest    ……….ending. Do this in remembrance of me.

Great is the mystery  of faith:

All       Christ has died.

   Christ is risen

Christ will come again

The priest continues with the prayer ending:

…….through Jesus Christ our Lord

By whom, with whom and in whom,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit

All honour and glory be thine almighty Father,

Now and forever.

All       Amen.


All       Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord

Hossanna in the highest.





Priest    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray.

All       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 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.  Amen.


Priest    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 the one bread.


The Agnus Dei

All       O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.


O Lamb of God ,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.


O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world

Grant us thy peace.




Priest    Draw near with faith

Receive the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Which was given for you,

And his Blood which was shed for you.

Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you,

And feed on him in your hearts

With thanksgiving.



Everyone is invited to the Altar. If you will not be receiving communion,

Please keep your head bowed for a blessing. At the distribution the

administrant says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

We reply each time: Amen and then receive.

Hymn during Communion


Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!
His the sceptre, his the throne;
alleluia! His the triumph,
his the victory alone:
hark! The songs of peaceful Sion
thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus out of every nation
hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia! Not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now;
alleluia! He is near us,
faith believes, nor questions how:
though the cloud from sight received him,
when the forty days were o’er,
shall our hearts forget his promise,
“I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! Bread of angels,
thou on earth our food, our stay;
alleluia! Here the sinful
flee to thee from day to day:
intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
thee the Lord of Lords we own;
alleluia! Born of Mary,
earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne:
thou within the veil hast entered,
robed in flesh, our great high priest;
thou on earth both priest and victim
in the Eucharistic feast.



Post Communion Prayer

All       Almighty God,

We thank thee for feeding us

With the Body and Blood of thy Son

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him we offer thee our souls and bodies

To be a living sacrifice.

Send us out

In the power of thy Spirit

To live and work to thy praise and glory. Amen.





God grant to the living grace,

to the departed rest,

to the Church, The Queen, the Commonwealth

and all people, peace and concord,

and to us and all his servants life everlasting,

and the blessing of God Almighty,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you all evermore. Amen



Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mother’s arms
hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and him who reigns
with them in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore,
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Priest    The Mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All       In the name of Christ. Amen.