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40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 November 2011

A eucharist celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of educational pioneer Nathaniel Woodard. Live from Lancing College Chapel, the first school he founded. Woodard's concern was for the education of the middle classes at a time of revolution on the Continent and unrest at home, in the context of a clear Christian, and eucharistic tradition. That legacy broadened to the involvement of some forty state and independent schools, including recently five academies. With BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2010 Ella Taylor, who is a pupil at Lancing. Director of Music: Neil Cox; Chaplain, Fr Richard Harrison; Preacher: The Revd Wendy Dalrymple, Chaplain of The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing. Producer: Philip Billson.

  • Sunday Worship from Lancing College Chapel, Sussex

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    This script cannot exactly reflect the transmission, as it was prepared before the service was broadcast. It may include editorial notes prepared by the producer, and minor spelling and other errors that were corrected before the radio broadcast.

    It may contain gaps to be filled in at the time so that prayers may reflect the needs of the world, and changes may also be made at the last minute for timing reasons, or to reflect current events

    INTROIT: View me, Lord (Words: Thomas Campion Music: Richard Lloyd)

    Good morning and welcome to Lancing College Chapel in this
    200th anniversary year of the birth of our Founder, Nathaniel Woodard.
    We gather to worship Almighty God at the offering of the Eucharist, a pattern of worship he believed should be at the heart of all his schools.
    The choir and others from Woodard’s first school, founded in 1848, join together with some from the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, which opened in 2009, one of the most recent to be a part of this Corporation. We use the readings and prayers chosen for the Eucharist which marked his birthday on March 21st and we welcome the Revd Wendy Dalrymple, the Academy Chaplain,as our preacher. The readers and intercessors are from these two schools and we are asked to remember in prayer the Bicentennial project of building a new Woodard Secondary School in the Rift valley, in the Central Province of Kenya.
    The choir includes Ella Taylor, who has just ended her time as BBC Radio 2 young Chorister of the Yearand we begin by singing the hymn ‘Be Thou my vision’.”

    HYMN: Be Thou My Vision (Slane)


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

    All: Amen.

    The Lord be with you

    All: and also with you.

    As always when we come into the nearer presence of God, we acknowledge our need for his forgiveness and his help in our lives. Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, that we may worthily celebrate the sacred mysteries.

    You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:
    Lord, have mercy

    All: Lord, have mercy.

    You bring pardon and peace to the sinner:
    Christ, have mercy:

    All: Christ, have mercy.

    You bring light to those in darkness:
    Lord, have mercy:

    All: Lord, have mercy.

    Almighty God,who forgives all who truly repent,
    have mercy upon you,
    pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
    confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
    and keep you in life eternal;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    All Amen.

    MUSIC: Gloria in Excelsis (Neil Cox)

    Let us pray:
    Almighty Father,
    whose will is to restore all things
    in your beloved Son, the King of all:
    govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
    and bring the families of the nations,
    divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
    to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
    who is alive and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever.

    God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgement, because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.

    We love because he first loved us.Those who say, ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.
    This is the word of the Lord.

    ALL: Thanks be to God.

    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news. Alleluia!

    The Lord be with you

    ALL: and also with you.

    Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

    ALL: Glory to you, O Lord.

    A certain ruler asked Jesus, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honour your father and mother.”’ He replied, ‘I have kept all these since my youth.’ When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’
    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

    ALL: Praise to you, O Christ.

    PREACHER: the Reverend Wendy Dalrymple

    MUSIC: Motet 'Ave verum' (Elgar)

    Brothers and sisters I ask you to profess the faith of the Church.
    Do you believe and trust in God the Father, source of all being and life, the one for whom we exist?

    All: We believe and trust in him.

    Do you believe and trust in God the Son, who took our human nature, died for us and rose again?

    All: We believe and trust in him.

    Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit who gives life to the people of God, and makes Christ known in the world?

    All: We believe and trust in him.

    This is the faith of the Church.
    All: This is our faith. We believe and trust in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    United in the company of all the faithful and looking for the coming of the kingdom, let us offer our prayers to God, the source of all life and holiness.

    1)We ask you to bless John our bishop, and all ministers of your Church, that by faithful proclamation of your word, we may be built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, into a holy temple in the Lord.

    2)We ask you to give to the world and its peoples the peace that comes from above, that they may find Christ’s way of freedom and of life. We pray for your gifts of peace and justice.

    3)As Mary held her son in her arms , we ask you to hold in your embrace all who witness to your love in the service of the poor and needy; all those who minister to the sick and dying; and all who bring light to those in darkness. PAUSE

    4)We pray for the new Woodard School in Kenya and for the inspiration and guidance of your Spirit in the hearts and minds of those who live and work in all schools throughout the world; that they may be communities where the young are helped to place the roots of their lives in the rich soil of the Gospel’s truths and values.

    5)We give thanks for the life and work of our Founder, Nathaniel Woodard, and for the faith and vision which inspired him to found our schools. We pray for the souls of all the faithful departed. Preserve us who live here in your faith, guide us to your kingdom, and grant us your peace at all times.

    We join all these our prayers with those of Mary the Mother of God and Saint Nicolas our patron saints, and all the saints of Heaven. By your grace may we, like them, be made perfect in your love.
    Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

    We now celebrate Christ’s peace and then,as we prepare the altar for the offering of the Eucharist, we sing our offertory hymn ‘O Jesus, I have promised’to the tune Wolvercote, written by W H Ferguson, at onetimea Housemaster at Lancing.

    God is love and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.The peace of the Lord be always with you

    All and also with you.

    Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

    HYMN: O Jesus, I have promised’ (Wolvercote)

    The Lord be with you

    All: and also with you.
    Lift up your hearts.
    All: We lift them to the Lord.
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
    All: It is right to give thanks and praise.
    Father, you made the world and love your creation.
    You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
    His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.
    And so we gladly thank you, with saints and angels praising you, and singing:

    MUSIC: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (Neil Cox)

    We praise and bless you, loving Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord;and as we obey his command, send your Holy Spirit,
    that broken bread and wine outpoured may be for us
    the body and blood of your dear Son.

    On the night before he died he had supper with his friends
    and, taking bread, he praised you.
    He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
    do this in remembrance of me.

    When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.
    Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:
    Drink this, all of you;
    this is my blood of the new covenant,
    which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
    Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

    So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
    in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross.
    Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,
    we proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes in glory.
    Great is the mystery of faith:
    All: Christ has died: Christ is risen: Christ will come again.
    Lord of all life, help us to work together for that day
    when your kingdom comes and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
    Look with favour on your people; gather us in your loving arms
    and bring us with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Nicolas and all the saints
    to feast at your table in heaven.
    Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours,
    O loving Father, for ever and ever.
    All: Amen.
    As our Saviour has taught us, we are bold to say:

    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.

    We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

    Though we are many, we are one body,
    because we all share in one bread.

    Behold the Lamb of God
    who takes away the sin of the world.
    Happy are those who are called to his supper.

    Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
    but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

    MUSIC: Agnus Dei (Neil Cox)

    Let us pray: God of peace,
    whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom
    and restored the broken to wholeness of life:
    look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
    and by your healing power
    make whole both people and nations;
    through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

    All Amen.

    Christ, who has nourished us with himself the living bread,
    make you one in praise and love,
    and raise you up at the last day;
    and the blessing of God almighty,
    the Father(+), the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
    be among you and remain with you always.

    ALL: Amen.

    The Mass is ended, go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

    ALL: In the name of Christ. Amen.

    HYMN: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Athelstan Riley)

    ORGAN: Voluntary to fade


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