Online Worship Pentecost

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave


Morning Prayer


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.

Jesus Christ, whom we worship, is our crucified, risen and ascended Lord and we have walked with him through his journey of love. 
We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross. 
We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death. 
We have enjoyed his risen presence with us and his revelation of himself through the breaking of bread. 
We have seen his return to the throne before which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that this Jesus is Lord. 

And now, with the followers of his own time,we await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, his gift to his people,through whom we make Christ known to the world

HYMN  Be still for the presence of the Lord
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here;
come bow before Him now with reverence and fear.
in Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground;
be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.
Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place;
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him, in faith receive from Him;
be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.

David J Evans (born 1957)
© 1986 Thankyou Music/Adm. by songs excl UK & Europe, adm. by


As we wait in silence,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we listen to your word,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we worship you in majesty,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your refreshing,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your renewing,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your equipping,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your empowering,
fill us with your Spirit.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.

The Word of God 





Acts 2.1-21


Be with us, Spirit of God;
nothing can separate us from your love.

Breathe on us, breath of God;
fill us with your saving power.

Speak in us, wisdom of God;
bring strength, healing, and peace.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and bless God for ever

HYMN Come down O love divine
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Come down, O Love divine,
Seek thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardour glowing.
O comforter, draw near,
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn,
Till earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes, in its heat consuming;
And let thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
Till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Discendi, amor santo Bianco da Siena (died 1434) translated Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-1890)

John 15.26-27;16:4B-15

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  
 who has come to his people and set them free
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our ancestors,  
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet;
of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Reflection from Paul and Bernadette Burbridge

Veni, veni, veni Sancte Spiritus
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Veni, veni,
veni, veni,
veni Sancte Spiritus.
Veni, veni,
veni, veni,
Sancte Spiritus.
(Come, Holy Spirit.)

1       Come, make our hearts your home,
give us grace, Spirit, come.

2       Come, fill our hearts with heavenly love,
come, strengthen from above.

Peter Nardone (b. 1965)
© Peter Nardone
(One Licence #A&M267)


The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.








The Lord’s Prayer

HYMN A mighty wind invades the world
sung by St Martin’s Voices


1       A mighty wind invades the world,
         so strong and free on beating wing:
         it is the Spirit of the Lord
         from whom all truth and freedom spring.

2       The Spirit is a fountain clear
         for ever leaping to the sky,
         whose waters give unending life,
         whose timeless source is never dry.

3       The Spirit comes in tongues of flame,
         with love and wisdom burning bright:
         the wind, the fountain and the fire
         combine in this great feast of light.

4       O tranquil Spirit, bring us peace,
         with God the Father and the Son.
         we praise you, blessed Trinity,
         unchanging, and for ever one.

Stanbrook Abbey
© 1974 Stanbrook Abbey
(Public Domain)

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Liturgical material reproduced here is copyright: Common Worship 2000 (Main Volume) and CW Daily Prayer;

This order of Morning Prayer in Lent is used if it is the main service of the day. Covid-19 period – material here adapted for online use.

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