Sunday Worship

Live services in the church are currently suspended whilst we are in Lockdown.  The weekly pre-recorded services continue to be available on this page.

Sunday 7 March Lent 3

Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Sunday 14 March Lent 4, Mothering Sunday

Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

4.00pm Craft @ 4 via Zoom

Contact Claire to book

Sunday 21 March Lent 5

Recorded Service - Mrs Christine Morgan

Sunday 28 March Palm Sunday

Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Sunday 4 April Easter Day

Recorded Service and 10.30am Holy Communion

Revd Catherine Bowstead

Sunday 11 April

Recorded Service and 10.30am Morning Worship

Mrs Doreen Murgatroyd

4.00pm Craft @ 4

Sunday 18 April

Recorded Service and 10.30am Morning Worship

Revd Catherine Bowstead

Sunday 25 April

Recorded Service and 10.30am Morning Worship

Mrs Keg Glossop

Sunday 2 May

Recorded Service and 10.30am Morning Worship

Mrs Kim Tame

Sunday 9 May

Recorded Service and 10.30am Holy Communion

Revd Catherine Bowstead

4.00pm Craft @ 4

Service Recordings

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Sunday 28 February - Recorded Service - Mr David Morgan

Order of Service:

Music     Thy Word is a lamp to my feet     E.O. Sellers
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     David Morgan
Hymn StF 594
    v 1, 3, 4
    Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us     tune: Living Lord
Prayers     Adoration, Thanksgiving and Confession     David Morgan
Readings     Mark 8: 27-38     John Burrell
      James 3: 1-12     John Burrell
Music StF 234     Thy Word is a lamp to my feet     E.O. Sellers
Message     It's not just words     David Morgan
Hymn StF 470     Lord, for the years your love has kept
    and guided
    tune:
   Lord of the years
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord's Prayer     Angela Burrell
Hymn StF 550     Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go     tune: Song 34
   (Angels' song)
Blessing           David Morgan
Music     Your Words and Your Spirit     P. Nilsen-Lund

 

StF 594  v 1, 3, 4

  1. Lord Jesus Christ,
    you have come to us,
    you are one with us,
    Mary's Son;
    cleansing our souls from all their sin,
    pouring your love and goodness in;
    Jesus, our love for you we sing,
    living Lord.
  1. Lord Jesus Christ,
    you have come to us,
    born as one of us,
    Mary's Son;
    led out to die on Calvary,
    risen from death to set us free;
    living Lord Jesus, help us see
    you are Lord.
     
  1. Lord Jesus Christ,
    we would come to you,
    live our lives for you,
    Son of God.
    All your commands we know are true;
    your many gifts will make us new;
    into our lives your power breaks through,
    living Lord.

 Patrick Appleford (b. 1925)
 © 1960 Josef Weinberger Ltd
 Used by permission
 CCLI Streaming Licence 583214
 Performance by Joy and Ruth Everingham
 Used by permission

StF 470

  1. Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
       urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
    sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided,
       Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.
  1. Lord, for that word, the Word of life which fires us,
       speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
    teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us,
       Lord of the word, receive your people's praise.
  1. Lord, for our land, in this our generation,
       spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care;
    for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
       Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.
  1. Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt him,
       loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain;
    hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him,
       Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.
  1. Lord, for ourselves; in living power remake us,
       self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;
    past put behind us, for the future take us,
       Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

 Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)  © 1976 Timothy Dudley-Smith
 Used by permission  CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 550

  1. Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
    my daily labour to pursue,
    thee, only thee, resolved to know
    in all I think, or speak, or do.
  1. The task thy wisdom has assigned
    O let me cheerfully fulfil,
    in all my works thy presence find,
    and prove thy good and perfect will.
  1. Thee may I set at my right hand,
    whose eyes my inmost substance see,
    and labour on at thy command,
    and offer all my works to thee.
     
  1. Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
    and every moment watch and pray,
    and still to things eternal look,
    and hasten to thy glorious day;
  1. For thee delightfully employ
    whate'er thy bounteous grace has given,
    and run my course with even joy,
    and closely walk with thee to heaven.

 Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Organ music from Small Church Music, played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 21 February - Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Order of Service:

Music StF 234     Behold the lamb of God     tune: John Bell
Welcome     Gathering Prayer     Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 69     Ye holy angels bright     tune: Darwalls 148th
Prayer     Adoration     Catherine Bowstead
Reading     Psalm 25: 1-10     Kim Tame
Short talk     Loved by God     Catherine Bowstead
Reading     Mark 1: 9-15
    Jesus’ baptism and temptation
    Kim Tame
Music StF 234     Behold the lamb of God     tune: John Bell
Sermon     Testing Times     Catherine Bowstead
Prayer     Confession     Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 629     God of my faith, I offer you my doubt     tune: Anima Christi
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord's Prayer     Kim Tame
Hymn StF 238
     / MP400
    Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us     tune: Mannheim
sung by: Janet R
Blessing           Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 236     Forty days and forty nights     tune: Aus Der Tiefe
    (Heinlein)

 

StF 69

  1. Ye holy angels bright,
    who wait at God's right hand,
    or through the realms of light
    fly at your Lord's command,
    assist our song,
    or else the theme
    too high doth seem
    for mortal tongue.
  1. Ye blessèd souls at rest,
    who ran this earthly race,
    and now, from sin released,
    behold the Saviour's face,
    his praises sound,
    as in his light
    with sweet delight
    ye do abound.
          
  1. Ye saints who toil below,
    adore your heavenly King,
    and onward as ye go
    some joyful anthem sing;
    take what he gives,
    and praise him still
    through good and ill,
    who ever lives.
  1. My soul, bear thou thy part,
    triumph in God above,
    and with a well-tuned heart
    sing thou the songs of love.
    Let all thy days
    till life shall end,
    whate'er he send,
    be filled with praise.

Richard Baxter (1615–1691), John Hampden Gurney (1802–1862) and Robert Chope (1830–1928)

StF 629

  1. God of my faith, I offer you my doubt,
    for life at times seems far too dark for me,
    and my belief becomes more insecure
    when worldly cares produce uncertainty.
  1. God of my hope, I offer you my fear,
    when I am scared by my anxiety,
    when all I hear is suffering and woe,
    in all my shadows you will walk with me.
  1. God of my joy, I offer you my grief,
    when I sink down in sadness or despair,
    when in depression I cannot be touched,
    I pray in all my depths to find you there.
  1. God of my love, I offer you my pain,
    When I’m alone and feel nobody cares,
    in aching age or in rejected youth,
    you bear my cross and dry my human tears.
  1. God of my life, I offer you my dreams,
    light in the darkness where I hide form view,
    light in my faith, my hope, my joy and love,
    light in my life and all my life in you.

 Colin Ferguson (b. 1937)   Used by permission CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 238 / MP 400  Verse 2 is as sung, following Mission Praise 400

  1. Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
    o'er the world's tempestuous sea;
    guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
    for we have no help but thee,
    yet possessing every blessing
    if our God our Father be.
  1. Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us;
    all our weakness thou dost know,
    thou didst tread this earth before us,
    thou didst feel its keenest woe;
    lone and dreary, faint and weary,
    through the desert thou didst go.
       
  1. Spirit of our God, descending,
    fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
    love with every passion blending,
    pleasure that can never cloy;
    thus provided, pardoned, guided,
    nothing can our peace destroy.

 James Edmeston (1791–1867)

Vocals (JanetR) and organ music from Small Church Music.  Organ played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 14 February - Recorded Service - Ms Sharon Wright

Order of Service:

Music StF 660     Called by Christ     tune: Stranmills
Welcome     Call to Worship     Sharon Wright
Hymn StF 28     Jesus calls us here to meet him      
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Sharon Wright
Readings     Mark 9: 2-9:  The Transfiguration     Claire Knight
      2 Corinthians 4: 1-6     Claire Knight
Music StF 660     Called by Christ     tune: Stranmills
Message           Sharon Wright
Hymn StF 156     From the breaking of dawn
    to the setting of the sun
     
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord's Prayer     Claire Knight
Hymn StF 59     Lord the light of your love is shining      
Blessing           Sharon Knight
Music     Light of the World, forever, ever shining     tune: Berwyn

 

StF 28  vv1-3

  1. Jesus calls us here to meet him
    as, through word and song and prayer,
    we affirm God's promised presence
    where his people live and care.
    Praise the God who keeps his promise;
    praise the Son who calls us friends;
    praise the Spirit who, among us,
    to our hopes and fears attends.
  1. Jesus calls us to confess him
    Word of life and Lord of all,
    sharer of our flesh and frailness,
    saving all who fail or fall.
    Tell his holy human story;
    tell his tales that all may hear;
    tell the world that Christ in glory
    came to earth to meet us here.
     
  1. Jesus calls us to each other,
    vastly different though we are;
    creed and colour, class and gender
    neither limit nor debar.
    Join the hand of friend and stranger;
    join the hands of age and youth;
    join the faithful and the doubter
    in their common search for truth.

John L. Bell (b. 1949) and
Graham Maule (b. 1958)
CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 156

  1. From the breaking of the dawn
    to the setting of the sun,
    I will stand on every promise of your word.
    Words of power, strong to save,
    that will never pass away;
    I will stand on every promise of your word.
    For your covenant is sure,
    and on this I am secure:
    I can stand on every promise of your word.
  1. When I stumble and I sin,
    condemnation pressing in,
    I will stand on every promise of your word.
    You are faithful to forgive,
    that in freedom I might live,
    so I stand on every promise of your word.
    Guilt to innocence restored;
    you remember sins no more.
    So I’ll stand on every promise of your word.
  1. When I’m faced with anguished choice
    I will listen for your voice,
    and I’ll stand on every promise of your word.
    Through this dark and troubled land,
    you will guide me with your hand
    as I stand on every promise of your word.
    And you’ve promised to complete
    every work begun in me,
    so I’ll stand on every promise of your word.
  1. Hope that lifts me from despair;
    love that casts out every fear
    as I stand on every promise of your word.
    Not forsaken, not alone,
    for the Comforter has come,
    and I stand on every promise of your word.
    Grace sufficient, grace for me,
    grace for all who will believe.
    We will stand on every promise of your word.

Keith Getty (b. 1974) and Stuart Townend (b. 1963)   CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 59

  1. Lord, the light of your love is shining,
    in the midst of the darkness, shining:
    Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us;
    set us free by the truth you now bring us —
    shine on me, shine on me.

Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the Father's glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze,
set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
flood the nations with grace and mercy;
send forth your word,
Lord, and let there be light!

  1. Lord, I come to your awesome presence,
    from the shadows into your radiance;
    by your blood I may enter your brightness:
    search me, try me, consume all my darkness —
    shine on me, shine on me.
  1. As we gaze on your kingly brightness
    so our faces display your likeness,
    ever changing from glory to glory:
    mirrored here, may our lives tell your story —
    shine on me, shine on me.

Graham Kendrick (b. 1950)   CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

Organ music from Small Church Music, played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 7 February - Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Order of Service:

Music StF 552     Here am I, Lord     tune: Keith Duke
Welcome     Call to Worship     Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 11     Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!     tune: Nicaea
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Catherine Bowstead
Readings     Isaiah 40: 21-31     Bill Barry
      Mark 1: 29-39     Bill Barry
Music StF 552     Here am I, Lord     tune: Keith Duke
Sermon     Rest for the Weary     Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 495     Dear Lord and Father of mankind     tune: Repton
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord's Prayer     Rosi MorganBarry
Hymn StF 67     This, this is the God we adore     tune: Celeste
Blessing           Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 495     Dear Lord and Father of mankind     tune: Repton

 

StF 11

  1. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
    Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:
    holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
    God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!
  1. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
    casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
    cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
    who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
  1. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
    though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see,
    only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
    perfect in power, in love, and purity.
  1. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
    All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
    holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
    God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

 Reginald Heber (1783–1826) (alt.)    Based on Revelation 4: 8-11

StF 495

  1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind
    forgive our foolish ways;
    reclothe us in our rightful mind;
    in purer lives thy service find,
    in deeper reverence, praise.
  1. In simple trust like theirs who heard
    beside the Syrian sea
    the gracious calling of the Lord,
    let us, like them, without a word
    rise up and follow thee.
  1. O sabbath rest by Galilee!
    O calm of hills above,
    where Jesus knelt to share with thee
    the silence of eternity,
    interpreted by love!
       
  1. With that deep hush subduing all
    our words and works that drown
    the tender whisper of thy call,
    as noiseless let thy blessing fall
    as fell thy manna down.
  1. Drop thy still dews of quietness,
    till all our strivings cease;
    take from our souls the strain and stress,
    and let our ordered lives confess
    the beauty of thy peace.
  1. Breathe through the heats of our desire
    thy coolness and thy balm;
    let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
    speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
    O still small voice of calm!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

StF 67

  1. This, this is the God we adore,
    our faithful, unchangeable friend,
    whose love is as great as his power,
    and neither knows measure nor end:
       
  1. 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,
    whose Spirit shall guide us safe home;
    we'll praise him for all that is past,
    and trust him for all that's to come.

Joseph Hart (1712–1767)

Music and choir from Small Church Music.  Organ played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 31 January - Recorded Service - Revd Soba Sinnathamby

Order of Service:

Welcome     Introduction     Christine Morgan
Music StF 341     All for Jesus     tune: Wycliffe
Welcome     Opening Worship     Soba Sinnathamby
Hymn StF 175     Light of the world [Here I am to worship]     played and sung by
    Eve Bull
Prayers     Praise and Adoration     Soba Sinnathamby
Reading     Mark 1: 21-28     Mike Bowstead
Hymn StF 343     All my days I will sing this song
    of gladness
    tune: Beautiful Saviour
Sermon     True Authority     Soba Sinnathamby
Music StF 341     All for Jesus     tune: Wycliffe
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord's Prayer     Mike Bowstead
Hymn StF 351     In Christ alone my hope is found     tune: K. Getty
Benediction           Soba Sinnathamby
Music StF 341     All for Jesus     tune: Wycliffe

 

StF 175

  1. Light of the world,
    you stepped down into darkness,
    opened my eyes, let me see
    beauty that made this heart adore you,
    hope of a life spent with you.

So here I am to worship,
here I am to bow down,
here I am to say that you're my God,
and you're altogether lovely,
altogether worthy,
altogether wonderful to me.

     
  1. King of all days
    oh so highly exalted,
    glorious in heaven above.
    Humbly you came
    to the earth you created,
    all for love's sake became poor.

So here I am to worship …

And I'll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross.
And I'll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross.

So here I am to worship …

Tim Hughes
CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 343

  1. All my days I will sing this song of gladness,
    give my praise to the fountain of delights;
    for in my helplessness you heard my cry,
    and waves of mercy poured down on my life.
  1. I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer,
    I will sing of the blood that never fails,
    of sins forgiven, of conscience cleansed,
    of death defeated and life without end.

Beautiful Saviour, wonderful Counsellor,
clothed in majesty, Lord of history,
you're the Way, the Truth, the Life.
Star of the Morning, glorious in holiness,
you're the risen one, heaven's champion,
and you reign, you reign over all!

  1. I long to be where the praise is never-ending,
    yearn to dwell where the glory never fades,
    where countless worshippers will share one song,
    and cries of ‘worthy' will honour the Lamb!

Beautiful Saviour ...

 Stuart Townend (b. 1963)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 351

  1. In Christ alone my hope is found,
    he is my light, my strength, my song;
    this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
    firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
    What heights of love, what depths of peace,
    when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
    My Comforter, my All in All,
    here in the love of Christ I stand.
  1. In Christ alone! — who took on flesh,
    fullness of God in helpless babe!
    This gift of love and righteousness,
    scorned by the ones he came to save:
    till on that cross as Jesus died,
    the wrath of God was satisfied
    for every sin on him was laid;
    here in the death of Christ I live.
  1. There in the ground his body lay,
    light of the world by darkness slain:
    then bursting forth in glorious Day
    up from the grave he rose again!
    And as he stands in victory,
    sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
    for I am his and he is mine —
    bought with the precious blood of Christ.
  1. No guilt in life, no fear in death,
    this is the power of Christ in me;
    from life's first cry to final breath,
    Jesus commands my destiny.
    No power of hell, no scheme of man,
    can ever pluck me from his hand;
    till he returns or calls me home,
    here in the power of Christ I'll stand!

 Keith Getty (b. 1974) and Stuart Townend (b. 1963)     CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

Organ music from Small Church Music, played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org