Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Nicholas - as simple act of kindness changes the lives of three young women.
Jesus, a simple act of obedient sacrifice changes the lives and reality of all creation.
Praise the Lord or what?


Monday, 5 December 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 5 December 2022

Shine Your light and love, Your healing and your peace into the lives and places where there is darkness and despair we pray O Lord. Amen.

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Thursday, 1 December 2022

Stir up your power, O God, and come among us.
Heal our wounds, calm our fears and give us peace;
through Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.


Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The Love of the Father, the obedience of Jesus, the Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit guide our steps, touch the lives of those around us and bring us sleep this night. Amen.

Monday, 28 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 28 November 2022

Restore us again, O God of hosts;
show us the light of your countenance and we shall be saved.
Bless and keep us, this night and always. Amen.

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Advent Sunday - 27 November 2022

Our Advent journey begins and the witness of Patriarchs, Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary combine to excite and inform our journey. Lord grant is rest this night. Amen.

Friday, 25 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 25 November 2022

Giving thanks for the day and laying our burdens down as we head for bed, we give thanks that we are at the threshold of Advent (which begins this Sunday).

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 24 November 2022

With thanks for the love of the Father, the sacrifice of the Son and inspiration of the Holy Spirit - we pray for people, places, families, friends and ourselves, as we take ourselves to bed. Amen.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Lord take from us the burden of the day and touch us with Your light and love that we might sleep this night; and tomorrow wake to a day of blessing and service. Amen.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Gathering the fragments of the day and laying them at the foot of the cross we reflect on those who live in fear, isolation, despair and need. Reach out Your hand and bring peace Lord we pray. Amen.

Monday, 21 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 21 November 2022

The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down in rushing, rising riv'lets!
But we keep on coughing, rejoicing and praising God.
Sleep well beautiful people.


Sunday, 20 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 20 November 2022

Today giving thanks for Christ, the King, the full embodiment of God made flesh, we head to our beds confident and complete in God's love and Grace. Amen.

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 17 November 2022

When the day is dark, the sun still shines above the clouds and the light and love of God, made real for us by Jesus the Christ, shines in our hearts and minds. Amen.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 16 November 2022

The day end and sleep beckons. May your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace, and may your blessing be always upon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 15 November 2022

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. May the light of Christ, the King of all, shine ever brighter in our hearts, that with all the saints in light we may shine forth as lights in the world. Amen.

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Like the Curate's egg, not all of our day is ever all bad. For the challenges, joys, opportunities and blessings given and received, we praise You Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Tuesday, 8 November 2022

As today we reflect on the saints and martyrs of England, the question, "Which is your favourite?", springs to mind. We give thanks for all who have inspired us by their lives and their endings. Grant us sleep this night we pray. Amen.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Monday, 7 November 2022

Darkness falls and yet it cannot extinguish the light and love of God made real for us through the sacrifice of Jesus, the Christ. May the Spirit of God enfold us this night. Amen.

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 5 November 2022

As we lay all that burdens us at the foot of the cross we pray that tomorrow we might celebrate the love of God made flesh in us and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

Friday, 4 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 4 November 2022

As day ends we bring the needs of those for whom we pray, hope and weep. Bring peace this night and in the morrow, bring us life in abundance. Amen.

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 3 November 2022

Heading for our beds at the close of this day we give you thanks for the blessings, and for the hardships, this day. Teach us that whatever the day held we can rejoice in Your grace and love. Amen.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - All Souls' Day, 2 November 2022

Today, as we remember those faithfully departed this life, we reflect on the lives of those we love and see no longer. Grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 1 November 2022

As we go to our beds we reflect on the saints and their example and the lessons we gain from them. May we learn to serve as they served; even unto death. Tomorrow, as we remember all who have gone - make us glad we pray. Amen.

Monday, 31 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 31 October 2022

In his day, Martin Luther was treated as today others regard pop stars! May we find a passion for the Word of God made flesh and for the written word that we might follow God's commands. Amen.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 30 October 2022

A man, small in stature and integrity, encountering Jesus, is called by Him. The man, Zacchaeus, is not accused or abused but granted the incarnate God's company. May we thus be brought near to God avoiding the righteous people. Amen.

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 29 October 2022

Confident of God's presence at the close of this day - we entrust all creation and all things into God's care. May we sleep and should we not wake tomorrow, rejoice that we are His. Amen.

Friday, 28 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 28 October 2022

Darkness falls, the day ends - but the light of God triumphs and the promise of eternity is made real for us. Amen.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 26 October 2022

The Lord bless us and watch over us;
the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;
the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace. Amen.


Monday, 24 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 24 October 2022

The day ends and we lay all it has been at the foot of the Cross with simple trust and our faith in God's love confirmed. Grant us, Lord, a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 23 October 2022

Going to our beds we give thanks that we have a good, kind, gracious and loving God. May we have a quiet night and tomorrow wake to a day in which we make God's love known in all we do. Amen.

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Saturday, 22 October 2022

Watching a new field develop a track which becomes a path it became clear how we follow in the footsteps of others. May we follow Jesus, the Christ, and walk in His footsteps this, and every day, of our lives. Amen.

Friday, 21 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Friday, 21 October 2022

God's love reconciling us and making us one with the godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) bring us sleep and tomorrow grant us the grace to serve all we meet. Amen.

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Compline (night Prayer) Thursday, 20 October 2022

Jesus said, "“If you love me, keep my commands and I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. Grant us Your peace Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Buried with Christ in our baptism; raised with Him by the power of God. The laws that proclaimed us guilty are cancelled and them nailed to the cross proclaim us justified in Christ, Amen.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Tuesday, 18 October 2022

The day ends and the night is before us: Grant us your light, O Lord,
that the darkness of our hearts being overcome,
we may receive the true light, even Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Monday, 17 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 17 October 2022

As we retire to bed we lift before the Lord those who live with dementia, those approaching the end of life and those who struggle in body, mind spirit, situation and circumstance. Amen.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Thursday, 13 October 2022

May we display humility, seek justice and show mercy to all we meet, that God's love in us may be seen and sensed. Amen.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Day ends and night surrounds us, but the Love of God dispels the darkness and brings us peace. Into your hands I commend my spirit, for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Amen.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 11 October 2022

As we head to our beds we confess our faith and trust in God and look for the day when God's Kingdom comes and eternity will be ours. Amen.

Monday, 10 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 10 October 2022

We thank You Lord that we as individuals can do good things and together with other may do great things and in union with You Lord can do marvellous things. May this truth be ours tomorrow. Amen.

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 9 October 2022

Today, for many, Luke 17 and ten lepers who were made clean - one (A Samaritan) returned to Jesus praising God. we are made clean and in thanking God we are also made well, that is healed. Amen. (take a look at Gk sesoken and katharizo - words to reflect on).


Friday, 7 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 7 October 2022

Laying down at the foot of the Cross the burdens of the day, those people and places that weight heavily upon us, we lay ourselves in our beds under the wings of God's love. Amen.

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 6 October 2022

Good works come from the heart and, expecting no reward other than that of obeying God's command to serve all we me, within that right act, we make the love of God real for others.

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 5 October 2022

The darkness of night and the darkness of sin causes us to stumble and yet thrush is that the Word of God is a lamp truly guides our feet as we journey on. Keep us ever in Your light Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Tuesday, 4 October 2022

In Francis we find a man born into wealth, to partying and excess - and by the grace of God, this man was transformed and, by God's leading, transformed the world. Lord, may this be said of us also. Amen.

Monday, 3 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 3 October 2022

Day ends and we pray, as sleep becomes our province, that waking we will make the love of God real to all we encounter tomorrow. Amen.

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 2 October 2022

Faith is not a thing that makes us special but confers on us the ability to say, "I believe, help me in my unbelief!" It is with that trust we lay ourselves in our beds this night. Amen.

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 1 October 2022

Rejoicing that salvation comes not by our endeavours or or attitudes but by faith in the salvific act of Jesus, the Christ, which reconciles and unites all in God - we go to our beds and sleep. Thank You Lord - Amen.

Friday, 30 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Friday, 30 September 2022

We thank You Lord that all creation rests under the gaze of Your eyes and the healing of Your love. Whether we wake tomorrow, or sleep, we are ever and always Yours. Amen.

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 27 September 2022

The joy of family - earthly and heavenly - brings us with thanks to the end of another day. May we sleep this night and, waking or sleeping, rejoice that we are alive in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Monday, 26 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 26 September 2022

The day ends and we head to our beds with gratitude for blessings given and received and sins forgiven. May we rest this night and tomorrow wake to serve You, O Lord, renewed by Your Spirit. Amen.

Friday, 16 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 16 September 2022

Lord our failings are many and yet Your Grace and forgiveness lead us into growth and healing. Forgive us all we have been and change us into Your likeness we pray. Amen.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 15 September 2022

Faith grows in odd ways - through blessings, through loss, through new births in our families and through the joy of shared hobbies, interests and endeavours. Creator God, create in us a pure heart and give us Your peace. Amen.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Monday, 12 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 12 September 2022

Day ends and night falls around us - raise us up O Lord and grant us Your image in us and you peace this night. Amen.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Sunday, 11 September 2022

The gentle voice and healing touch of our God brings healing, peace and calm. Lord, grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Saturday, 10 September 2022

This night as we lay all within and around us before You Lord, bring us and all creation into Your loving care and grant us rest. Amen.

Friday, 9 September 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Friday, 9 September 2022

Today has been one of reminiscences and memories.
We thank you that whatever might befall us, You Lord, never forget us. Amen.


Thursday, 8 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 8 September 2022

As day ends we pray for the repose of Elizabeth our Queen giving thanks for her faith, service and commitment to her calling as Monarch.

May she rest in. peace and rise in glory for the Queen is dead. Long live the King!

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Tonight loss suffered by one of our Church family reminds us how God never leaves us and how bereavement in the shape of people, pets, faculties and more besides, affects us all. Be with us this night Lord. Amen.

Monday, 5 September 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Monday, 5 September 2022

As the grass is refreshed by the rain so are we refreshed by the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives - reminding us of the love of the Father, the sacrifice of the Son and the inspiration of the Spirt on, with, and within us. Amen.

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 3 September 2022

We pray not to command God but to remind ourselves of the import of those for whom we pray and to stand in union with the Lord. May our prayers and hearts be true this night. Amen.

Friday, 2 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 2 September 2022

The martyrs of Papua New Guinea cause us to reflect on the cost to ordinary people whose lives are taken as a result of their faith in Jesus, the Christ. May we never count their sacrifice cheaply. Amen.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 1 September 2022

Tonight, as we still ourselves and invite the presence of God's Holy Spirit to touch and teach us, may we learn to practice the art of opening ourselves to God's peace and enabling. Amen.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Rejoicing in the Love of the Father, the sacrifice of the Son and the enabling of the Holy Spirit - we lay all before the Cross and retreat to our beds to sleep. Thank You Lord.

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Lord, as our days ends we entrust ourselves into your hands. May You grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Monday, 29 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 29 August 2022

Laying all before the Lord, we entrust ourselves and those for whom we pray, and all creation, into His hands. Lord, grant us a quiet night and a peaceful end. Amen.

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Sunday, 28 August 2022

The days move quickly towards a new month and the brevity of our lives becomes more obvious. Those we love grow older (as do we all) as we reflect on the promise of eternity made real for us. Amen.

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 27 August 2022

This night as we rest secure in the Love of God we pray for the world, it's peace and Your presence in the lives of all who suffer. Amen. The image is a depiction of Monica the mother of Augustine of Hippo.

Friday, 26 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 26 August 2022

Though human, we are but are strangers and sojourners in this world. Our joys are but an eye-blink with regard to eternity with God. May we sleep and tomorrow rise to serve Him. Amen.

Thursday, 25 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 25 August 2022

Each of us is unique, made in the image of God and called to bring something special to the unity that is Church, Family, community and life.
May our gifts bless and show the love of God we pray. Amen.


Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Tonight as the rain falls and the wind blows, we rejoice in the refreshing that the Spirit provides for us. May we sleep and tomorrow wake renewed and ready to serve You Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 23 August 2022

We take our senses for granted but through them we are led into memories, bolstered by hopes and reminded of the love and care of our creator God. Take us to our beds rejoicing we pray. Amen.

Monday, 22 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 22 August 2022

We go to our beds with thanks for the where we are ending.
We entrust ourselves into Your loving kindness, praising You.
And, if we wake, may we proclaim your life in us. Amen.

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 21 August 2022

Sins forgiven, cares laid down, take us to our rest this night - and as we sleep Your angels keep watch o'er us this night. Tomorrow may we wake to be to all a living witness to Your love and life to all we meet. Amen.

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 20 August 2022

As reflect on our day and the lives of those who have served You, we give thanks that ordinary people (like us) do extraordinary things in Your power and love. Amen.

Friday, 19 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 19 August 2022

Before we were God knew us. Wherever we are; height, depth, the furthermost corners of the earth - even the grave! God knew us and knows us. Nothing separates us from His love. Hallelujah!

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday, 18 August 2022

Life without its seasons and variations would be stagnant and bland. This night we thank You for the ups and downs, the heights of joy and the depths of sadness - for in them we find fulness and wisdom. Be with us this night we pray, O Lord.

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 17 August 2022

It's easy to focus on our own families, country and community.
As we prepare for bed we 'tuck in' all creation and the needs of all. Lord, be God in the lives and situations of all this night we pray. Amen.


Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Learned as child and never forgotten:
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. A child's prayer with an adult's understanding.


Monday, 15 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 15 August 2022

As the Blessed Virgin Mary submitted and served in obedience and love as the theotokos (the god-bearer) - may we rise tomorrow and serve as she served. Amen.

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 13 August 2022

Though Augustine never said, "Those who pray sing twice."

The reality is that those who lead the singing perform a rich and essential ministry. Tonight we pray for choirs, organists and worship bands and their ministry and their growth in number. Amen.


Friday, 12 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 12 August 2022

The day ends and bed beckons us to sleep and renewal.
Grant Lord, that should we wake tomorrow we will serve You;
and should we sleep, may we rejoice in Your eternity. Amen.


Thursday, 11 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 11 August 2022

We ask for so much, often hampered by our lack of faith, and blessed by the patient love of the God who redeems us by His love. Amen.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 10 August 2022

On the day when we remember Laurence, a third century martyr, who when pushed to produce the treasures of the Church, presented those opposing the Church with he poor of the community. This is still true today!

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Father, we thank you that our prayers reminding us of the importance of others, causing us to serve and minister rather than clamour to be served. Give us rest this night that we, tomorrow, may serve others. Amen.

Monday, 8 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday 8 August 2022

The day ends and bed calls us to our rest.
May the Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.


Thursday, 4 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 4 August 2022

Day is done and the blessings counted - the failings confessed and those we know (and those we don't) are prayed over. Give us rest and healing this night. Amen.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Often it's easier to love our pets than those around us.
Sometimes all humanity displays makes us despair.
But our capacity to love is immense, for we're made in the image and with the heart of God. Hallelujah.


Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 2 August 2022

In the darkness of this night the love and light of God shines and nothing can overcome it; nothing separates us from God's love. Nothing we've been, seen or done - future, present or past. Alleluia.

Monday, 1 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 1 August 2022

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


Sunday, 31 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 31 July 2022

Beginnings and endings; of life; days; jobs; hobbies; habits.
This night, as my life as a stipendiary Priest ends, this reality is perhaps more sharply felt. But whether we wake or not tomorrow, we are Yours Lord. Amen.


Saturday, 30 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 30 July 2022

Remembering those who fought to set people free from the captivity that is slavery, we pray that this night, as we sleep, the power of God and obedience of His Church would set captives free. Amen.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 29 July 2022

As we go to our beds the image of Jesus, Mary, Martha and Lazarus before us, we pray for all who have been distracted by the cares of the world and the call to serve others, that they may know the protection and peace of the Lord. Amen.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 28 July 2022

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, sustain the dying,
calm the suffering, and pity the distressed;
all for your love's sake, O Christ our Redeemer. Amen. 


Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 27 July 2022

In a day which has seen blessing and sorrow, triumph and failure - we stand assured of God's love and life in us. He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world! Alleluia!

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 26 July 2022

As we rejoice in our families (earthly and spiritual) we give thanks for Anne and Joachim, the parents of the BVM, and hold all families (and marriage) before you this night. Amen.

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 24 July 2022

Day ends in prayer and reflection; and pray for others.
God knows the words in our hearts before we say a word - so our prayers remind us of their importance to us and confers true blessings upon them.


Saturday, 23 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 23 July 2022

As the day God gave us ends, we pass on the baton to our brothers in the West - for truly, the voice of prayer is never silent, nor dies the strain of praise away. Alleluia!

Friday, 22 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 22 July 2022

Almighty God, whose Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: forgive our sins and heal us by your grace, that we may serve you in the power of his risen life. Amen.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 21 July 2022

Life, like a beach sees the tide come and go, it's exciting as it rises and generous with the things left on the beach as it ebbs away.

May we take joy in the flotsam and jetsam this night. Amen.


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 17 July 2022

Lord, as the embers of the day die down and bed beckons, Grant us, and all who have fallen short of Your glory today, Your forgiveness, sleep and peace. Amen.

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 16 July 2022

As we head for bed with gratitude for all the day has been, we lay before You those for whom we pray, the troubled places of this world and all who have needs this night. Amen.

Friday, 15 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 15 July 2022

A weapon of torture becomes the means of gaining eternal life.
Obedience even unto death, heralds life.
Grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) Thursday, 14 July 2022

When the soft dews of kindly sleep my wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest for ever on my Saviour’s breast.
Abide with me from morn till eve, for without Thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh, for without Thee I dare not die.


Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Wednesday, 13 July 2022

In this liturgical season that is 'Ordinary Time' may we never lose sight of the extraordinary reality of the Love of God, made flesh, for us and the enabling of the Holy Spirit calling us to worship the father. Amen.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Lord, bring sleep to those who struggle this night that tomorrow they may wake to a new day of blessing, wholeness and life in You. Amen.

Monday, 11 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday, 11 July 2022

Lord, give us the wisdom and the discipline to follow You through struggles and blessings and, despite to folly of others, to pray for all humanity without prejudice or favouritism. Amen.

Today (11 July) the Church celebrates the life and ministry of Benedict


Benedict was born in Nursia, central Italy, around the year 480. 

As a young man he was sent to study in Rome, but was soon appalled by the corruption in society and withdrew to live as a hermit at Subiaco. He quickly attracted disciples and began to establish small monasteries in the neighbourhood.

Around the year 525, a disaffected faction tried to poison him so Benedict moved to Monte Cassino with a band of loyal monks. Later in life he wrote his Rule for Monks, based on his own experience of fallible people striving to live out the gospel. He never intended to found an ‘order’ but his Rule was so good that it was disseminated and widely followed, becoming the model for western monasticism.

Benedict died at Monte Cassino in about the year 550.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 10 July 2022

Lord, be with us tonight in our sleeping and equip us tomorrow to minister Your love to be witnesses to Your saving Grace. Amen.

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Saturday, 9 July 2022

Stay with us, O God, this night, so that by your strength we may rise with the new day to rejoice in the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Friday, 8 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 8 July 2022

God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Amen.


Thursday, 7 July 2022

Compline (night Prayer) - Thursday, 7 July 2022

The light of God shines in the darkest places and is never overcome.
Shine in our heart this night we pray that Your love may be seen in us by all who have pain or despair. Amen.


Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Reflecting on the day we repent of the wounds we may have inflicted on other and forgive those who may have wounded us. Help us never to judge but to love despite the pressures of this world and those around us. Amen.

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 3 July 2022

All that this day has been; all that Your love has given; all that we are made wonderful by Your presence. We bless and thank You O Lord. Amen.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 2 July 2022

Thomas, seeing, acknowledged the Christ with the words, "My Lord and my God!"
May we who proclaim this by faith, not sight, rejoice and rest in this truth. Amen.


Friday, 1 July 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 1 July 2022

This day closes with the news of losses in our Church family.
May those departed rest in peace and rise in glory;
and may we remember that whether tomorrow we wake or sleep, we are in Christ. Amen.


Sunday, 26 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 26 June 2022

As we head for bed, we ask that You bless, strengthen and lead us into a new week of opportunity, blessing and witness to You, O Lord. Amen.

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 25 June 2022

Lord, we thank you that seasons end and new beginnings become ours to strengthen and bless.

As this day ends, we look towards a new day and the blessings it will contain.
Sleep well all. Amen.


Friday, 24 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 24 June 2022

Restore us again, O God of hosts;
show us the light of your countenance and we shall be saved.
Bless and keep us, this night and always. Amen.


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday, 23 June 2022

Grant that we might hear Your voice, study Your word, pray and praise and in all things be You people. And as we sleep, restore us that we might serve You. Amen.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Alban, on taking the place of a Priest becomes the first British martyr.
Jesus in taking our place confirms his being the Messiah. 
Alleluia - Lord, grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Lord, teach us to hear Your voice and to see You in the things of the day that we might be Your Church. As we take to our beds, restore us that we might be Your witnesses to a broken and needy world. Amen.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 20 June 2022

May we experience Your presence Lord in the simple things of the day, and in the memories and thoughts of those people and places and things that ground us and bless. us. Amen.

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) Sunday, 19 June 2022

Lord help us to seize the day and live for You in the 'Now', putting the past behind us (lessons learned) and not living for tomorrow be all we are in You this day that we may bear Your message of love to others. Amen.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) Saturday, 18 June 2022

The power of the Cross which turns condemnation to forgiveness, shame to beauty, weakness to strength bring you sleep, healing and wholeness in the godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). Amen.

Today (18 June) the Church celebrates the life and ministry of Bernard Mizeki.

Born in Portuguese East Africa, Bernard Mizeki went to work in Cape Town and there he was converted to the Christian faith by the Cowley Fathers.

He then gave his life as a translator and evangelist among the MaShona in what is present-day Zimbabwe.

He was murdered on this day in 1896 in a tribal uprising and is revered throughout Central Africa as a witness to the gospel of Christ.


Friday, 17 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 17 June 2022

God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Amen.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday, 16 June 2022

The Eucharist is central to our faith - as we ponder the passover, the last supper and the wedding feast of the Lamb in our present time - we rejoice in the body and blood made real in and for us. Amen.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Cover us with Your wings, cover our sinful natures with the blood of the Lamb and grant us Your peace this night we pray. Amen.

Monday, 13 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 13 June 2022

'Thy kingdom come' - invitation and proclamation of who God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is in our lives and for Him to be all in all in us. Take us to our beds Lord, that tomorrow we might truly be Yours. Amen.

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 12 June 2022

We have peace with the Father made real for us by the sacrifice of Jesus, the Christ, and lived out daily by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Alleluia.

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 11 June 2022

May we in our lives mirror all that the godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) - not in substance but in essence, that we may love, serve and inspire those we meet. Amen.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Thursday, 9 June 2022

Lord, as we head for bed may Your love renew and restore us and may Your presence bring healing and wholeness to all creation. Amen.

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 8 June 2022

The day ends, the night comes and all that's been is laid before the Lord. May we build our lives on the rock; stand before the winds of opinion; and tomorrow wake to serve You in all we do. Amen.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 7 June 2022

God's redeeming work is done and the baton, handed to us (the Church), calls us to make the love of God known to all creation. Lord grant us rest that tomorrow we might take upon us our missional calling. Amen.

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Sunday, 5 June 2022

Spirit of God enfold us this night and dwell within us that the darkness be made light and our troubles healed by Your presence and peace we pray. Amen.

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 4 June 2022

We pray, we bless, we forgive - and laying all the day has been, go to our beds assured that whether we wake or sleep, we are Your O Lord. Amen.

Friday, 3 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 3 June 2022

On a day when we remember the martyrs of Uganda, we thank God that Christ died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Amen.


Today ( 3 June) the Church remembers the Martyrs of Uganda, 1885-7 and 1977

In 1884 Mwanga became ruler (kabaka) of Buganda in Uganda. When three of his subjects, obeying a missionary’s instruction, unwittingly disobeyed his orders, he had them executed: Yusufu Lugalama, Mako Kakumba and Nuwa Serwanga went to their deaths on 31 January 1885.

In November, Joseph Mkasa Balikuddembe, a Roman Catholic courtier, was executed for protesting at the murder of Bishop James Hannington.

The persecution reached its height in 1886, when some courtiers and palace officials refused Mwanga’s sexual advances. Mwanga was enraged that the Christians acknowledged a higher authority than the kabaka and ordered their execution. Forty-six whose names are known, Roman Catholic and Anglican, were martyred; most, led by Charles Lwanga, were burnt alive on Ascension Day, 3 June 1886.

The last martyrdom was that of Jean-Marie Muzeyi in the following January. The description of the deaths of these Ugandans reads like a martyrdom narrative from the early Christian centuries.

The Churches in Uganda came under extreme pressure during the presidency of Amin and the second presidency of Obote in the 1970s and 1980s. Among those who lost their lives at this time was Archbishop Janani Luwum. Christians in Uganda unite on this day to remember those who witnessed in their country for Christ, even unto death.




Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer and listen to the voice of my supplication.
In the day of my distress I will call upon you, for you will answer me...

For you are great and do wonderful things; you alone are God. Amen.


Today (June 1) the Church celebrates the life and reflects on the death of Justin, a martyr in Rome c.165.

Justin was born at the beginning of the second century in Palestine. 

As a young man he explored many different philosophies before, at the age of thirty, embracing Christianity. He continued to wear the distinctive dress of a professional philosopher, and taught Christianity as a philosophy first at Ephesus, and later at Rome. He became an outstanding apologist for the Christian faith, and is honoured as the first Christian thinker to enter into serious dialogue with the other intellectual disciplines of his day, including Judaism. 

 Justin always sought to reconcile the claims of faith and reason. It was at Rome in about the year 165 that he and some of his disciples were denounced as Christians, and beheaded. The authentic record of their martyrdom based on an official court report has survived. 

 Traditionally, Justin is often surnamed ‘Martyr’ because of his two-fold witness to Christ, through his apologetic writings and his manner of death.



Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Lord, we worship You will all we are, all we have, and all You are in and for us.
Take the dust of the day from us and grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.


Monday, 30 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Monday, 30 May 2022

Laying all the day has been to rest and rejoicing in the forgiveness of God;
may the Holy Spirit of God bless and sanctify us so that we may be consecrated in the truth and wake to His glory. Amen.


Today (30 May) the Church celebrates and remembers the lives, ministries and actions ofJosephine Butler, Joan of Arc, Visionary, and Apolo Kivebulaya.

๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (nรฉe Grey) was born in Northumberland in April 1828, and baptized on this day in the same year. She married an Anglican priest in 1852.

She became incensed by the way contemporary society treated prostitutes, most of whom were forced into such activity through desperate poverty. From 1869, she campaigned for the repeal of the legislation which put all opprobrium onto the women concerned, and the issue became international after she travelled in Europe addressing meetings in 1874 and 1875. Her campaign succeeded with the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act in 1883.

She was a devout Anglican and a woman of prayer, basing her spirituality on that of Catherine of Siena, whose biography she wrote. She died on 30 December 1906.



๐—๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฐ was born at Domrรฉmy in 1412, the daughter of a peasant farmer. 

She first heard voices of particular saints when she was fourteen years old, telling her to save France, which was caught up in the Hundred Years War with England. Though at first she was dismissed, her credibility increased when some of her predictions began to come true. She managed to identify the disguised dauphin – later to become Charles vii – whose approval she gained. She persuaded troops to be sent to relieve Orlรฉans and rode at their head, wearing white armour. They were successful in battle, which increased the morale of the army and enhanced the reputation of Joan. 

When the dauphin was crowned king at Rheims, she stood at his side. Her voices had warned her that her life would be short yet she was dangerously naรฏve in not seeing the jealousies she provoked. 

 After some failures in battle, she lost favour and was eventually sold by the Duke of Burgundy to the English, tried in a court for heresy by the Bishop of Beauvais and burned at the stake on this day in 1431. 

Twenty-five years later, the pope formally declared her innocent. She was made second patron of France after her canonisation in 1920. 


๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ’s first contact with Christian teaching was in 1884 and he was baptised the following year, becoming a teacher in the Church of Uganda. 

 He went as an evangelist and catechist to Boga in the Belgian Congo and was ordained priest in 1903. 

He built many churches and prepared countless catechumens for baptism. He spent the rest of his life at Boga, training teachers, supervising the school and evangelising the people of the forest. After his death on this day in 1933, the Church Missionary Society sent British missionaries to carry on his work.



Sunday, 29 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 29 May 2022

O God, three in one, one substance in unity, the persons in union, perfect in communion - reside with us this night and surround us by Your love, redemption and indwelling we pray. Amen.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Today (28 May) the Church celebrates Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury and Scholar.

Lanfranc was born in Pavia, Italy, around the year 1005. At the age of thirty-five, he became a monk of Le Bec, in Normandy, where he founded the school which rose rapidly to renown throughout Europe.

In 1062 William of Normandy appointed him Abbot of Caen, then in 1070 Archbishop of Canterbury. Lanfranc was a great ecclesiastical statesman, overseeing administrative, judicial and ecclesial reforms with the same energy and rigour that the Conqueror displayed in his new kingdom.

Lanfranc did not forget his monastic formation: he wrote Constitutions for Christchurch, Canterbury, based on the customs of Le Bec, and appointed many Norman abbots to implement his vision in the English abbeys.

He died in 1089.




Friday, 27 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Friday, 27 May 2022

Embracing the things of the day and laying them before the cross of the ascended Christ
we sanctify this night that we might reside in the presence of our God who brings rest and healing to all creation. Amen.


Thursday, 26 May 2022

Compline (night prayer - Ascension Day, 26 May 2022

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
The old shall dream dreams and the young shall see visions.


Sunday, 22 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Sunday, 22 May 2022

Though the world is in turmoil and pain and weeping are found in so many places,
we go to our bed trusting in the Goodness of God and his loving care for His creation. Amen.


Saturday, 21 May 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 21 May 2022

In the stillness of the night may we hear Your voice and respond with the words,
“Speak, for your servant is listening.”
May we listen more and learn to be Your people. Amen.