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St Giles Church Skelton York St Giles Church Skelton York  Communion

All Age Holy Communion

All Age Holy Communion


We say together the words printed in bold


The Welcome and Greeting


Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

and also with you.


Alleluia, Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia.


Words of welcome or introduction may be said




Prayer of Preparation


Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.



Prayers of Penitence


God of mercy,

We acknowledge that we are all sinners.

We turn from the wrong that have thought and said and done,

and are mindful of all that we have failed to do.

For the sake of Jesus, who died for us,

forgive us all that is past,

and help us to live each day

In the light of Christ our Lord.



The President says


May almighty God,

Who sent his Son into the world to save sinners,

Bring you his pardon and his peace, now and for ever.



Gloria in Excelsis


Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.



The Collect


The Collect is said.






At the end the reader may say


This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Hymn or Song


Gospel Reading


When the Gospel is announced the reader says

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

Glory to you, O Lord.


At the end the reader says

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.


Sermon or talk


Affirmation of Faith


Let us declare our Faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit


Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

We believe and trust in him.


Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

We believe and trust I Him.


Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God

and makes Christ known in the world?

We believe and trust in Him.


This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



Prayers of Intercession


These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


And at the end

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.



The Peace


The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples

and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you


Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


All may exchange a sign of peace.





Hymn or Song


Preparation of the Table


The gifts of the people may be gathered and presented.


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


With this bread that we bring

we shall remember Jesus.

With this wine that we bring

we shall remember Jesus.


Bread for his body,

wine for his blood,

gifts from God to his table we bring.

We shall remember Jesus.


The president takes the bread and wine.


The Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord be with you

and also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.


It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;

in your love you made us for yourself.

When we turned away

you did not reject us,

but came to meet us in your Son.

You embraced us as your children

and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.


In Christ you shared our life

that we might live in him and he in us.

He opened his arms of love upon the cross

and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.

On the night he was betrayed,

at supper with his friends

he took bread, and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to them, saying:

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

do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him:

his body is the bread of life.


At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,

he gave you thanks, and said:

Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;

do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him:

his blood is shed for all.


As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory,

send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine

may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.

As we eat and drink these holy gifts

make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.


With your whole Church throughout the world

we offer you this sacrifice of praise

and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.



The Lord’s Prayer


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.



Breaking of the Bread


We break this bread

to share in the body of Christ.


Though we are many, we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.


Giving of Communion


The president says this invitation to communion


God’s holy gifts

for God’s holy people.

Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


The president and the people receive communion









Prayer after Communion


Silence is kept


The post communion prayer is said


We thank you, Lord

that you have fed us in this sacrament,

united us with Christ,

and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet

prepared for all peoples.





The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing:

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.





A minister says


Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


The ministers and people depart.





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Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):

Some material included in this service is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council2000

Introduction to the Peace 2 (Responsive version) © The Archbishops’ Council 2002