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Hymn and Prayers for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity, 3rd July


"Open My Eyes, That I May See"


Reading & Collect

This week's readings can be found here for this Sunday, the third after Trinity/Thomas are Luke 10.1-11, 16-20

Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday


A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine


24-7 Prayer - A Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine (ENG)
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Poem


First They Came

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) First they came for the Communists, - but I was not a communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, - but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, - but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.


St Thomas the Apostle

Malcolm Guite


'We do not know.... how can we know the way?'

Courageous master of the awkward question,

You spoke the words the others dared not say

And cut through their evasion and abstraction.

O doubting Thomas, father of my faith,

You put your finger on the nub of things;

We cannot love some disembodied wraith,

But flesh and blood must be our king of kings.

Your teaching is to touch, embrace, anoint,

Feel after him and find him in the flesh.

Because he loved your awkward counterpoint,

The Word has heard and granted you your wish.

O place my hands with yours, help me divine

The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine.


To Pray for

  • Peace among all nations - and an end to the devestating war between the Ukraine and Russia

  • Humility

  • Unity

  • Peace for Dame Deborah James










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