We pray for the souls of those recently departed

We especially remember Sarah Hughes & Lillian Jones and their families at this sad time.

In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest. AMEN

For those who have gone before us,
Seeds planted in your rich pasture
With the hope of life eternal.
May their enduring spirit live on,
Enriching and empowering our lives,
Their love linger,
Their presence be near,
Until we meet once more. AMEN



(You are invited to say this prayer, together with Bishop Gregory, every day throughout Lent at 6.00 p.m.)

Compassionate God
as you unfold us in your hands,
give us your compassion
for people in need of
your grace, mercy and love.

Help us to follow you
Into places of despair and darkness
Carrying your light and hope.
Touch our lips with wisdom
and empower us by your Holy Spirit
to bring your life and healing.

Teach us, good Lord
To see you in the lives of others.