The Angelus is  rung to call us to prayer





All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
he alone
calls my heart to be his own.
God’s great goodness aye endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light, and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore.


Daily doth th’Almighty Giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
at his hand;
joy doth wait on his command.

Still from man to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ his Son.
Christ doth call
one and all
ye who follow shall not fall.


Bishop In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All       Amen


Bishop The Lord be with you.

All       And with thy spirit.


The Collect for Purity – Kneel


Almighty God unto whom all hearts be open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hid:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love thee,
and worthily magnify thy holy name;
through Christ our Lord.  Amen.




The confession is introduced

Priest   Seeing we have a great high priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith,and make our confession to our heavenly Father.


Almighty God, our heavenly Father,

We have sinned against thee,

Through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed,

And in what we have left undone.

We are heartily sorry, and repent of all our sins;

For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,

Forgive us all that is past;

And grant that we may serve thee in newness of life,

To the glory of thy name. Amen



Bishop   The almighty and merciful Lord

 grant you +pardon and remission of all your sins,

 time for amendment of life,

 And the grace and comfort of his Holy Spirit.

All                   Amen


The Gloria – Stand


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. Amen


The Collect (special prayer) for  today – Remain standing

Bishop         Let us pray

God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into the fellowship

 of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant Derek now to be licensed
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,


Reading – Sit: Philippians 2: 1 – 11 – Miss Mair John 

Reader      This is the Word of the Lord.

All            Thanks be to God


GRADUAL HYMN – Stand and turn to face the Gospel.


At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him
king of glory now;
’tis the Father’s pleasure
we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning
was the mighty word.

 Humbled for a season,
to receive a name
from the lips of sinners
unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it
spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious,
when from death he passed:

Bore it up triumphant
with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures,
to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead,
to the Father’s breast;
filled it with the glory
of that perfect rest.

Name him, brothers, name him,
with love as strong as death,
but with awe and wonder
and with bated breath:
he is God the Saviour,
he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshipped,
trusted, and adored.

 Brothers, this Lord Jesus
shall return again,
with his Father’s glory,
with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire
meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

Reader      The Lord be with you.

All            And with thy spirit.


The Gospel – Remain Standing: John 16: 13 – 15

All            Glory be to thee, O Lord


Reader      This is the Gospel of  the Lord

All                        Praise be to thee O Christ


The Address – Sit – Canon Haydn Smart


Bishop       Derek James Duncanson will you accept the office of Rural Dean in the Deanery of Peterborough? Will you do your best to carry out the duties of this office faithfully and humbly, trying at all times to guide and encourage the Parishes of the Deanery and your fellow clergy? Will you with patience and charity do all you can to advance God’s kingdom in the Deanery in which you serve?


Rural Dean    I will




Rural Dean shall kneel in front of the Bishop


Bishop       We commission you as Rural Dean of this Deanery of Peterborough may God the Holy Spirit guide you. May you be blessed with courage and with sound judgement. May you always reflect to those who look to you for help and guidance, the care and compassion of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Rural Dean shall stand


The Bishop shall take the Rural Dean by the hand


Bishop              I now present to you, Derek James Duncanson your Rural Dean. Will you support him with your prayers and with your love and loyalty, help him in his task of strengthening the Christian Church in the Parishes of the Deanery?


All                   We will



INTERCESSIONS – Kneel – Mr Frank Smith Lay Chair

Merciful Father, accept these prayers,

For the sake of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


The Peace – Stand

Bishop 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 with thy spirit.



The wine, bread and collection are taken to the altar

The Altar is prepared for Communion


Father, Lord of all Creation,

Ground of Being, Life and Love;

Height and depth beyond description

Only life in you can prove;

You are mortal life’s dependence,

Thought, speech, sight are ours by grace;

Yours is every hour’s existence,

Sovereign Lord of time and space.


Jesus Christ, the Man for Others,

We your people, make our prayer;

Give us grace to love as brothers

All whose burdens we can share.

Where your name binds us together

You, Lord Christ, will surely be;

Where no selfishness can sever

There your love may all men see.


Holy Spirit, rushing, burning,

Wind and flame of Pentecost,

Fire our hearts afresh with yearning

To regain what we have lost.

May your love unite our action,

Nevermore to speak alone;

God, in us abolish faction,

God, through us your love make known.


THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER (Prayer of Thanksgiving)

Bishop       The Lord be with you.

All            And with thy spirit.

Bishop       Lift up your hearts.

All            We lift them up unto the Lord.

Bishop       Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

All            It is meet and right so to do.


The Bishop continues with the Eucharistic Prayer………

            It is very meet, right and our bounden duty……ending         

Therefore with angels and archangels,

And with all the company of heaven,

We laud and magnify thy glorious name

Evermore praising thee and saying:

The Sanctus

All                        Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts,

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory,

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.



The priest continues with the Prayer of Consecration.

Bishop       ……….ending. Do this in remembrance of me.



Priest         Great is the mystery  of faith:

All            Christ has died.

                 Christ is risen

Christ will come again


    The Bishop continues with the prayer ending:

            …….through Jesus Christ our Lord

By whom, with whom and in whom,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit

All honour and glory be thine almighty Father,

World without end

All       Amen.


All       Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord

Hossanna in the highest.


Bishop  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.



The Fraction

Bishop 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 the one bread.


The Agnus Dei

All       O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.



O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.


O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world

Grant us thy peace.





Bishop       Draw near with faith

                 Receive the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ,

                 Which was given for you,

                 And his Blood which was shed for you.

                 Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you,

                 And feed on him in your hearts

With thanksgiving.




Everyone is invited to the Altar. If you will not be receiving communion,

Please keep your head bowed for a blessing. At the distribution the

administrant says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

We reply each time: Amen and then receive.




Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
be all else but naught to me, save that thou art;
be thou my best thought in the day and the night,
both waking and sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
be thou ever with me, and I with thee, Lord;
be thou my great Father, and I thy true son;
be thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my whole armour, be thou my true might;
be thou my soul’s shelter, be thou my strong tower:
O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise:
be thou mine inheritance now and always;
be thou and thou only the first in my heart:
O sovereign of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, thou heaven’s bright sun,
O grant me its joys after vict’ry is won;
great heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be thou my vision, O ruler of all.




After Communion the Bishop says a prayer.


Heavenly Father,
whose ascended Son gave gifts of leadership and service

            to the Church:
strengthen us who have received this holy food
to be good stewards of your manifold grace,
through him who came not to be served but to serve,

            and give his life as a ransom for many,
Jesus Christ our Lord.





Post Communion Prayer


All       Almighty God,

We thank thee for feeding us

With the Body and Blood of thy Son

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him we offer thee our souls and bodies

To be a living sacrifice.

Send us out

In the power of thy Spirit

To live and work to thy praise and glory. Amen.






The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.


Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore opprest,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distrest,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, ‘How long?’
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

 Yet she on earth hath union
with God the three in one,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won;
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.


Priest         The Mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All            In the name of Christ. Amen.




























The Church of

St Kyneburgha of Castor

7.30 pm 16th July 2001.