​​Sunday 12th August
11th after Trinity 

​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass  Higham Ferrers

5.00 p.m. Evensong


During this week at St. Mary's ​​  ​​

8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.30 p.m. Celtic Mass followed  by meditation

8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.15 p.m. Mass followed by lunch
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9.30 a.m. Mass

Thursday   8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
10.30 a.m. Mass
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer


​Sunday 19th August​​
  Feast of the Assumption of BVM
​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass Higham Ferrers

This week 
Wallace Beard, Madge Boxall, Daniel Boxall, Terry Broughton, Angela Fulcher, Ettie Green, Irene Hawkins, Cynthia Hobson, Noreen Horn, Tim McGuire, Annette Norman, Jean Stainer, Elizabeth Swindley, Margaret Tuffnail, Garth Ward.

Chelveston:    Joy Coker, Maureen Kay, Diana Wright, Winifred Yorke.

IN MEMORIAM:    Graham Earnshaw (memorial service & Interment of Ashes 18th August, 11 am, Chelveston)

Nora Alice Bennett, Nora Plant, Grace Hardwick, Emma Frances Barker, Eric Stanley Ginns, Margaret Jose Webb, Albert Owen Walker, Gladys Ruby Chettle, Violet May Lawson, Dorothy (Dolly) Mary Mayes, Henrietta Margaret Owen, Brian Stewart Curtis,Emily Jane Pashler, Colin Stephenson (Priest: OLW), Mabel Georgina Waterfield, 
James Archer Driver, Richard James Bradshaw, Elsie Grace Brown, Albert Walter Britchford, George Ernest Farrer, Annie Beaver, Clifford Frank Jeffries, Alice Winifred Horn, Harry Eady Robinson, William Baden Belcher, William Charles Dowsett, Robert William (Bob) Brittin. 

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

FIRST READING    1 Kings 19.4-8
But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.’  5Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep.  Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, ‘Get up and eat.’  6He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water.  He ate and drank, and lay down again.  7The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, ‘Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.’  8He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food for forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

SECOND READING    Ephesians 4.25 – 5.2
So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbours, for we are members of one another.  26Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and do not make room for the devil.  28Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.  29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.  30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.  31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.  
51Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness 
but will have the light of life.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

GOSPEL    John 6.35,41-51
Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’
41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’  42They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?  How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’  43Jesus answered them, ‘Do not complain among yourselves.  44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day.  45It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.”  Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.  46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.  47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.  48I am the bread of life.  49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.  50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.  51I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’

Lord of all mercy, we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace: by our communion keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel and preserve us from all sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.