Worship at Home Sunday 23rd August 2020

We are not all able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ. Thank you to all our contributors.

You can download the order of service for the 11th Sunday after Trinity to follow along.

The readings for the 11th Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 51:1-6
  • Psalm: Psalm 138
  • New Testament: Romans 12:1-8
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:13-20

Collect for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Our hymn today, Though Art The Christ, was recorded by the musicians of St Martin in the Fields.
The voluntary, details below, was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ St Mary’s Beaminster.

Holy Spirit Come Confirm Us
Chant de Paix
Trumpet Minuet

There are two organ pieces this week: The first is the ethereal Chant de Paix by the blind French organist and composer Jean Langlais. The very slow-moving chords in the hands are  balanced with a gentle tune in the pedals, played on a flute stop. The second piece is the well-known Trumpet Minuet by the 18th century British composer, John Stanley. 

External Resources

Sunday Worship continues on Radio 4 every week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

Worship is also available from Salisbury Cathedral via its YouTube Channel

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