We meet in the name of God:

God the Father,
God the Son,
God the Spirit:
God is one.

Eternal God, source of all blessing,
help us to worship you now
with all our heart and mind and strength;
for you alone are God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.


Welcome and Introduction


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see.
only thou art holy, there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!


St Paul says:

‘Be imitators of God; love as Christ loved; do not grieve the Holy Spirit; put away all anger and bitterness, all slander and malice.’

So let us confess our sins to God, who forgives us in Christ.

cf Ephesians 4.30 – 5.1

We need your healing, merciful God;

Give us true repentance.
Some sins are plain to us,
Some escape us,
Some we cannot face.
Forgive us;
Set us free to hear your word to us;
Set us free to serve you.


From St. James’ Piccadilly

May the almighty and merciful Lord
grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins,
time for amendment of life,
and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.



For Trinity Sunday

Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


The Liturgy of the Word

A reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

Brothers and sisters, put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 

Corinthians 13:11-end

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.


God our Creator,
you in love made us
who once were nothing
but now have grown.
We bring the best
of all our lives offer;
for you we share
whatever we own.

O Christ our Saviour,
you in love called us
who once were no-one,
and felt unknown.
We pledge to go
wherever you summon,
making your will and
purpose our own.

O God the Spirit,
you in love moved us
who once were nowhere,
far from our home.
We know our need of
you for companion;
all things can change
when not on our own.

And with the people
summoned together
to be the Church in which
faith is sown,
we make our promise
to live for Jesus,
and let the world know
all are God’s own.


Alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, one God, who was, and who is, and who is to come, the Almighty.

cf Revelation 1.8


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (28.16-20)

Glory to you, O Lord.

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 

And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.



We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,
seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.


Prayers of Intercession

By Jean Bradley

Concluding with…

As God’s children, and heirs with Christ we cry in the Spirit, ‘Abba’, Father as we pray 

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.



My God, how wonderful thou art,
thy majesty, how bright,
how beautiful thy mercy seat,
in depths of burning light!

How dread are thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
by prostrate spirits day and night
incessantly adored!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
the sight of thee must be,
thy endless wisdom, boundless pow’r,
and awesome purity!

O how I fear thee, living God,
with deepest, tend’rest fears.
and worship thee with trembling hope,
and penitential tears!

Yet, I may love thee too, O Lord,
almighty as thou art,
for thou hast stooped to ask of me
the love of my poor heart.

No earthly father loves like thee,
no mother, e’er so mild,
bears and forbears as thou hast done
with me thy sinful child.

Father of Jesus, love’s reward,
what rapture will it be,
prostrate before thy throne to lie,
and gaze, and gaze on thee!

Closing Prayer and Responses 

Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:
hold us firm in this faith,
that we may know you in all your ways
and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,
who are three Persons yet one God,
now and forever.


Glory to the Holy and Undivided Trinity;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
Three persons and one God.
Perfectly one from before time began;
One in being and one in glory;
Dwelling in love; three persons, one God.
Incarnate Son, in suffering forsaken;
Father, giving and forgiving;
Spirit, bond in joy and pain.
Eternal Father, the Fountain of Life;
Risen Son, the Prince of Life;
Spirit of freedom, Giver of Life.
Truth, Word and Power;
Lover, Beloved and Friend;
Hope without end; Joy beyond words.
All Glory to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Holy, holy, holy (Schubert) 

From the St. Mary’s Church Choir CD – A Year Full of Worship 

Words of the Anthem 

Holy, holy, holy,
God almighty, Lord!
holy, holy, holy,
everywhere adored!

He without beginning,
he th’eternal one
reigns and rules for ever
all things ‘neath the sun.

Holy, holy, holy,
God almighty, Lord!
holy, holy, holy,
everywhere adored!

Power and love and wonder
circling round his throne,
praise him, holy, holy,
Lord of Life alone.


We have a gospel to proclaim,
good news for all throughout the earth;
the gospel of a Saviour’s name:
we sing his glory, tell his worth.

Tell of his birth at Bethlehem,
not in a royal house or hall,
but in a stable dark and dim,
the Word made flesh, a light for all.

Tell of his death at Calvary,
hated by those he came to save;
in lonely suff’ring on the cross:
for all he loved, his life he gave.

Tell of that glorious Easter morn,
empty the tomb, for he was free;
he broke the pow’r of death and hell
that we might share his victory.

Tell of his reign, at God’s right hand,
by all creation glorified.
He sends his Spirit on his Church,
to live for him, the Lamb who died.

Now we rejoice to name him King:
Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
This gospel-message we proclaim:
we sing his glory, tell his worth.

Blessing and Dismissal

God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love,
defend you on every side,
and guide you in truth and peace;
and the blessing of God almighty
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
rest upon you, your homes and families,
the streets where you live, this day and always.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

Please join us for a drink and a chat after the service in our virtual meeting space.


or join by phone

Call: 020 3957 2953
PIN: 584 274 869 #

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter at whitkirkchurch.org.uk/notices-email.

“God our Creator”
 Words © John Bell and Graham Maule

CCL licence: 668063