Wednesday Eucharist

St Leonard's Church, Parish of Sandridge Weekday Eucharist

Common Worship, Order One in Traditional Language


The Greeting

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All   Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

All   and with thy spirit.


From Easter Day to Pentecost this acclamation follows

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

All   He is risen indeed. Alleluia.


Prayer of Preparation

All   Almighty God,

unto whom all hearts be open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hid:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love thee,

and worthily magnify thy holy name;

through Christ our Lord.



Prayers of Penitence

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;

and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,

and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,

and with all thy strength.

This is the first commandment.

And the second is like, namely this:

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

There is none other commandment greater than these.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

All   Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.


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.


All   Almighty God, our heavenly Father,

we have sinned against thee

and against our neighbour,

in thought and word and deed,

through negligence, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault.

We are heartily sorry

and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ,

who died for us,

forgive us all that is past,

and grant that we may serve thee in newness of life

to the glory of thy 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.


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, and all respond

All   Amen.



Either one or two readings from Scripture precede the Gospel reading.

At the end of each the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.


Hymns and songs may be used between the readings.


Gospel Reading

An acclamation may herald the Gospel reading.

When the Gospel is announced, the reader says

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

All   Glory be to thee, O Lord.

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All   Praise be to thee, O Christ.


Prayers of Intercession

One of the forms  or other suitable words may be used.

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 thy mercy

All   hear our prayer.

And at the end

Merciful Father,

All   accept these prayers

for the sake of thy Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.


The Peace

The president may introduce the Peace with a suitable sentence, and then says

The peace of the Lord be always with you

All   and with thy spirit.

These words may be added

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

All may exchange a sign of peace.


Preparation of the Table

A hymn may be sung.

The gifts of the people may be gathered and presented.

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

One or more of the prayers at the preparation of the table may be said.

The president takes the bread and wine.


The Eucharistic Prayer - Prayer A

The Lord be with you

All   and with thy spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

All   We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

All   It is meet and right so to do.

It is very meet, right and our bounden duty,

that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto thee,

O Lord, holy Father,

almighty, everlasting God,

through Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord.

For he is thy living Word;

through him thou hast created all things from the beginning,

and fashioned us in thine own image.

Through him thou didst redeem us from the slavery of sin,

giving him to be born of a woman,

to die upon the cross,

and to rise again for us.

Through him thou hast made us a people for thine own possession,

exalting him to thy right hand on high,

and sending forth through him thy holy and life-giving Spirit.

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we laud and magnify thy glorious name,

evermore praising thee and saying:

All   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.

[Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.]

Accept our praises, heavenly Father,

through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of thy Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine

may be unto us his body and his blood;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks to thee,

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

Likewise after supper he took the cup;

and when he had given thanks to thee, he gave it to them, saying:

Drink ye all of this;

for this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it,

in remembrance of me.

Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

we look for the coming of his kingdom

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ thy Son our Lord.


[Jesus Christ is Lord:]

All   O Saviour of the world,

who by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us,

save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.


Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of thy divine majesty,

renew us by thy Holy Spirit,

inspire us with thy love,

and unite us in the body of thy Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord,

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory be unto thee,

O Father almighty,

world without end.

All   Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

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.


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.


The Agnus Dei may be used as the bread is broken

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.

Giving of Communion

The president says one of these invitations to communion

Jesus is 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 that thou shouldest come under my roof,

but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.


or, from Easter Day to Pentecost

Alleluia. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

All   Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.


This prayer may be said before the distribution

All   We do not presume

to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in thy manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy

so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table.

But thou art the same Lord

whose nature is always to have mercy.

Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of thy 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.

Authorized words of distribution are used and the communicant replies



While our churches are closed, the priest will take the host on behalf of the people. You may pray,

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.


Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.


All   Almighty God,

we thank thee for feeding us

with the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ.

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.



The Dismissal

A hymn may be sung.

The president may use a seasonal blessing, or another suitable blessing


The peace of God,

which passeth 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.


or, from Easter Day to Pentecost

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All   Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


The ministers and people depart.