Entrance Hymn

1. I believe in God Almighty,
who made heaven and earth.
I believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, his only Son.
God from God, and Light from Light,
the one true God above,
with the Father He is one
creator of all things.

Chorus
Oh I believe in God Almighty
who made heaven and earth. (Twice).

2. For us all he came to earth
and lived as one of us.
For our sake he suffered death.
They knailed him to a cross.
But ho earthly grave could hold
the Lord of heaven and earth;
bursting forth he rose again,
just as the prophets said.

3. Forty days he walked on earth,
a dead man come alive,
Then he bids his friends farewell,
returning to his heaven.

He will come again to judge
the living and the dead.
He is Lord of all the worlds;
his kingdom has no end.

4. I believe in God the Father
Spirit and the Son,
I believe the Church is holy, universal, one.
And through water all our guilt
is cleansed — we are made new.
Dying we will rise again to live for ever more.

Cantor

Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison

Opening Prayer said. by the Bishop, after which we SIT.

RESPONSE T0 THE PSALM: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

ALLELUIA (STAND)

Alleluia, Alleluia, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that all who believe in Him might have eternal life. Alleluia.

After the GOSPEL we SIT for the HOMILY.

Offertory Hymn SIT

  1. Lord accept the gifts we offer at this Eucharistic feast,
    bread and wine to be transformed now
    through the action of thy priests
    take us too Lord, and transform us
    be thy grace in us increased.
  2. May our souls be pure and
    spotless
    as the host of wheat so fine;
    may all stain of sin be crushed out,
    like the grape that forms the wine,
    as we too become partakers,
    in this sacrifice divine
  3. Take our gifts, Almighty Father,
    living God, eternal, true,
    which we give through Christ, our Saviour,
    pleading here for us anew.
    Grant salvation to all present,
    and our faith and love renew.

We offer Eucharistic Prayer I. for our brother priest, and remember his family, both living and dead.

Cantor

Sanctur, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth, Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloris tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosana in excelsis.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 1, please KNEEL ......for ever and ever. AMEN

STAND to SING the OUR FATHER

Cantor

Agnus Dei qul tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. (2)

Agnus Del qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem. (KNEEL)

COMMUNION HYMNS

  1. Be still and know I am with you
    be still, I am the Lord.
    I will not leave you orphans.
    I leave with you my world. Be one.
  2. You fear the light may be fadin
    you fear to lose your way.
    Be still, and know I am near you
    I'll lead you to the day
    and the sun.
  3. Be glad the day you have sorrow

be glad, for then you live.

The stars shine only in darkness,

and in your need. I give my peace.

  1. Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence
    of all that I love here an earth.
    All the beauty I see has been given
    to me, and his giving is as gentle
    as silence.
  2. Every day, every hour, every moment
    has been blessed by the strength of
    his love. At the turn of each tide
    he is there at my side,
    and his touch is as gentle as silence.
  3. There’ve been times when I’ve turned
    from his presence,
    and I’ve walked other paths; other ways.
    But I've called on his name,
    in the dark of my shame,
    and his mercy was a s gentle as silence.

 

FINAL PRAYER AND BLESSING (STAND)

FINAL COMMENDATION AND FAREWELL

Cantor

In paradisum ....deducant te Angeli:
in tuo adventususcipiant te Martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctain Jerusalem.
Chorus Angelorum tessuscipiat, et cum Lazaro
quondam paupere aeternam habeas requiem.

FINAL HYMN

Abide with me.
fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens,
Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail,
and comforts flee,
help of the helpless,
O abide with me.

2. Swift to its close
ebbs out lif's little day;
earth’s joys grow dim,
its glories pass away;
change and decay
in all around I see;
O thou who changest not
abide with me.

[Ed typing as above]

Altar Boys included John Beck ('forced out of retirement')