All Saints

Feast of All Saints – 1st November 2020


Welcome to St. Paul’s. If you are visiting, or here  for the first time. Due to Covid restrictions we must wear masks at all times in church and garden.

Check our website for information regarding future weeks.


Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Revd. Canon Leonard Doolan  

Deacon: The Revd. Deacon Christine Saccali


Entrance Hymn or Organ
Priest:            In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All:                  Amen.                                                                                                                      


Priest:            The Lord be with you

All:                  And also with you


Words by Jonny Baker, taken from the book: ‘The Hospitality of God’ by Michael Perham

Deacon:        All are invited, all are included

All are made welcome, none are excluded

This is the table of Christ

Come if you’re young, come if you’re old

Come if you’re broken, come if you’re whole

Come if you’re weary of the trials of life

This is the table of Christ.


Introduction The priest welcomes everyone and introduces the service



There will be a short moment of silence as we bring to mind our wrongdoings


Deacon:        Lord, you are gracious and compassionate:

Lord, have mercy.

All:                  Lord, have mercy.

Deacon:        You are loving to all and your mercy is over all your creation:

Christ, have mercy.

All:                  Christ, have mercy.

Deacon:        Your faithful servants bless your name and speak of your glory:

Lord, have mercy.

All:                  Lord, have mercy.

 Absolution: Almighty God, who forgives all those who are truly repent, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Gloria:  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 glory of God the Father. Amen. AMEN.


The Priest then prays the collect for the day

God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Reading   Revelation 7, 9-end

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, saying,“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 singing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. 16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; 17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

This is the Word of the Lord

All: thanks be to God


The Gospel  the organ will play an Alleluia

Deacon:  The Lord be with you

All:           and also with you.                                                                                                                                                        

Deacon:  Hear the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

All:           Glory to you, O Lord.

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Deacon:  This is the Gospel of the Lord

All:            Praise to you, O Christ.        


Sermon    Most Sunday sermons are available in print or on our website.


Profession of Faith (please stand)


Priest:            Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ.

Priest:            Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

All:                  I believe and trust in him.

Priest:            Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

All:                  I believe and trust in him.                                                                                

Priest:            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?

All:                  I believe and trust in him.

Priest:            This is the faith of the Church.

All:                 This is our faith.

                        We believe and trust in one God,

                        Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Intercessions (please sit or kneel)

Lord in your mercy:  reply ‘hear our prayer’  – Alice Karanja

……Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen


The Peace (please stand)

Priest:            Christ is our peace.

He has reconciled us to God in one body by the cross.

We meet in his name and share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All:                  and also with you.


Offertory  the organ will play. Please put your collection in the envelope provided and hand it in as you leave.

Liturgy of the Sacrament (please stand)       


Priest:            Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation;

you bring forth bread from the earth.

All:                  Blessed be God for ever.

Priest:            Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation;

you create the fruit of the vine.

All:                  Blessed be God for ever.


Priest:           Jesus the host washes your feet

                        makes you his guest and lays on a feast.

                        This is the table of Christ,

                        come if you’re rich, come if you’re poor,

                        come if the church stops you at the door,

                        come and eat bread, come and drink wine.

                        This is the table of Christ.          


Priest:            The Lord be with you

All:                  And also with you.                                                                                               

Priest:            Lift up your hearts

All:                  We lift them to the Lord                                                                        

Priest:            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All:                  It is right to give thanks and praise.   

Priest:            continues the prayer until…

            All:                 Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth

                                    Are full of  your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who

                                    comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

            Priest:  continues the prayer


            Deacon:         Christ is the bread of life

            All:                  When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death,

                                    Lord Jesus, until you come in glory.


Priest:  continues the prayer – at the end all reply: Amen.


Please kneel or sit

Priest:            As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

All:                 Our Father, who art in heaven,

                       hallowed be thy name:

                       thy kingdom come, thy will be done:                        

                       on earth as it is in heaven.                                                                    

                        Give us this day our daily bread.                                                         

                       And forgive us our trespasses

                       as we forgive those who trespass against us.

                       And lead us not into temptation;

                       but deliver us from evil.

                       For thine is the kingdom, the power

                        and the glory, for ever, and ever. Amen.


Priest:            We break this bread

to share in the body of Christ.

All:                  Though we are many, we are one body,

                        because we all share in one bread.


Agnus Dei:   Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.  Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us. Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace.


Priest:            Eat and remember Jesus the one

Who gave up his life so you could belong,

This is the table of Christ.

Come if you’re thirsty, come and be filled

Come and be clean, come and be healed

Come and be held in the presence of God.

This is the table of Christ.


The Communion

All are invited to come forward and receive Holy Communion; if you wish you can receive a blessing. The organ will play during the distribution.


The names of the departed loved ones will be read out.

Post-Communion Prayer


Priest:        God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things: may we who have shared this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


All:                  Faithful God,

                        in baptism you have adopted us as your children,

                        made us members of the body of Christ

                        and chosen us as inheritors of your kingdom:

                        we thank you that in this Eucharist

                        you renew your promises within us,

                        empower us by your Spirit to witness and to serve,

                        and send us out as disciples of your Son,

                        Jesus Christ our Lord.



Priest:        God grant you faith to follow his saints in faith and hope and

love, and the blessing….

All:              Amen.




Deacon:     Following God’s saints in the ways of holiness and truth,

go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All:              In the name of Christ. Amen                                                        


Readings for next week (Remembrance Sunday): Wisdom 6, 12-16; Matt 25, 1-13

(lapel poppies are available to purchase  today or come in through the week)


Clergy Contacts

  • Leonard’s usual Day Off – Monday (in emergencies contact Deacon Christine)

Home tel :  210 72 14 906;  email

  • Deacon Christine: 22950 53164: Day Off – friday
  • Swedish Church – Fr. Bjorn 694 6072 428


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