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for the Sunday before Lent


James Stanton plays Chorale Prelude on 'Deck thyself, my soul' by Johannes Brahms

WELCOME  by Martha

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Be thou my vision


Join David and Judith in saying:

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.



Francis reads the Collect for the Sunday before Lent

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty

Before he suffered death upon the cross:

Give us grace to perceive his glory,

That we may be strengthened to suffer with him

And be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;

Who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever.



Elijah is taken up into heaven in a whirlwind

Liz Cave reads 2 Kings 2: 1 – 12

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Let all mortal flesh keep silence


The Transfiguration

Jennie Lyall-Wilson reads Mark 9: 2  9

SERMON  Preached by David


HYMN  Click and join in or listen to the Children's Choir of St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, singing W.K. Stanton's arrangement of: 

Christ is the world's true light

1. Christ is the world’s true light,
      Its Captain of salvation,
    The Day-star clear and bright
      Of every man and nation;
    New life, new hope awakes,
      Where’er men own his sway;
    Freedom her bondage breaks,
      And night is turned to day.

2. In Christ all races meet,
      Their ancient feuds forgetting,
    The whole round world complete,
      From sunrise to its setting:
    When Christ is throned as Lord,
      Men shall forsake their fear,
    To ploughshare bear the sword,
      To pruning-hook the spear.

3. One Lord, in one great Name
      Unite us all who own thee;
    Cast out our pride and shame
      That hinder to enthrone thee;
    The world has waited long,
      Has travailed long in pain;
    To heal its ancient wrong,
      Come, Prince of Peace, and reign. Amen.

PRAYERS  Led by Wendy

Let us join with Francis, saying

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.


HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Lord, the light of your love (Shine, Jesus, shine)

BLESSING given by John Baxter


James Stanton plays Trumpet Tune in D major by Daniel Bishop

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Background image:
The Transfiguration of Christ

16th/17th century icon by an unknown artist

Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

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