The role of celebrant and preacher is usually shared between the Rector Fr. Howard Stoker and the Asst. Curate Fr. Stephen Graham.
THE COLLECT FOR ADVENT II
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.
THE COLLECT FOR ADVENT III
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy spirit, one God, now and for ever.
THE COLLECT FOR ADVENT IV
God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him when he comes to be our judge; who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
THE COLLECT FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Almighty God, you have given us your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; 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.
THE COLLECT FOR THE HOLY FAMILY
Almighty god, who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more wonderfully restored us through your Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share in our humanity, so we may share the life of his divinity; who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
The St Andrew’s Bible Study takes the form of Lectio Divina (meaning divine reading). This is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of his Word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied but as the living word.
Meet usually on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month: 1st Thursday at 11.00am at High Kelling and 2nd Thursday at 5.30pm at 4, The Beeches, Station Road, Holt. All are welcome. Please ring David and Eleanor Sidgwick to check times or if you would like transport. Tel 710617
The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham Cell Group
The group meets in the Meeting Room on the fourth Monday of every month following the 6:30pm Eucharist in Church.
Contact: Fr. Roger Hawkins
Telephone (01263) 710004
Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
A Julian of Norwich contemplative prayer group meets in the house of one of its members on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:15am, for an hour.
Contact: Jean Smith, telephone (01263) 712934.
A house group meets for fellowship on the 1st Thursday of each month, following the 10am Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling.
A week’s programme of Services, Prayer, Bible study and Lenten lunches is organised during Lent.
A Parish Retreat is organised every other year, alternating with a Parish Holiday.