St Mary's Castle Street

We preach Christ crucified

Welcome to St Mary’s Castle Street
a congregation within the 
Church of England Continuing
where the Authorised Version and Book of Common Prayer are used

16 December — Third Sunday in Advent
Anniversary of the Chapel opening 16 December, 1798
11 am Morning Prayer followed by a fellowship lunch - all welcome
6.30 pm The Lord's Supper

The Advent Collect
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, 
and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, 
in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, 
when he shall return again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the 
dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and  ever.  

Second Sunday in Advent
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, 
and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, 
we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, 
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Third Sunday in Advent
O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare 
thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries 
may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the 
disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world 
we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest 
with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end.