12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Welcome to St. Barnabas

We extend a warm welcome to all those who are in Church today and those who are visiting. We hope you enjoy our worship here and will stay for refreshments after the mass. There is an area in church for young children (2-7 years) with activities. Parents and carers are welcome to use this area.


Toilet facilities are available, please ask for directions.


Please make sure your mobile phone is switched to silent.


Prayers for use before Mass

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Lord Jesus Christ I have come here in obedience to your will, to offer this sacrifice which you have commanded us to make in memory of you, that I may feed upon your body and blood; that I may grow in grace and be your true servant.

I offer this Mass for………………. and all who need our prayers.

Bless the priest who will say Mass and all who join us in this celebration, that we may share in the worship of heaven which we offer to your Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, with all the angels and saints. We make this prayer for your honour and glory. Amen.


As the bell rings, please stand.


The clergy and servers make their way to the Altar, we sing the following hymn.

1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.


2 Redeem the misspent moments past,
And live this day as if thy last;
Improve thy talent with due care,
For the great day thyself prepare.


3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear:
Think how all-seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.


4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.


5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all Creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye Heavenly Host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.             Thomas Ken 1637-1711

                                                                          Tune: Morning Hymn

The Celebrant greets the people.


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



The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.


The Celebrant introduces the Mass & invites the people to confess their sins.



I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

and striking their breasts say

Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;

Therefore, I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin, all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.


Priest        May Almighty God, have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.


THE KYRIE         Sung


Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.     

Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.                                      Mass of St. Thomas




Glory to God, Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.


Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father.

We worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.


Glory to God, Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father.

Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us.

You are seated at the right hand of the Father, receive our prayer.


Glory to God, Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.

For you alone are the Holy one, you alone are the Lord.

You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father.


Glory to God, Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.                   Mass of St. Thomas




Grant, O Lord,

that we may always revere and love your holy name,

for you never deprive of your guidance

those you set firm on the foundation of your love.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever.




THE FIRST READING:   (Please be seated)


A reading from the book of Job:                                                                Job 38:1,8-11


From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb,

when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands;

when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate?

Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.



O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever.


Some sailed to the sea in ships to trade on the mighty waters.

They saw the deeds of the Lord, the wonders he does in the deep. R.


For God spoke and summoned the gale, tossing the waves of the sea

up to heaven and back into the deep; their souls melted away in distress. R.


Then they cried to the Lord in their need and he rescued them from their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper: all the waves of the sea were hushed. R.


They rejoiced because of the calm and he led them to the haven they desired.

Let them thank the Lord for his love, for the wonders he does for men. R.



A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians:             2 Corinthians 5:14-17                   


The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them.

From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.


 The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:       (Please Stand)           


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

A great prophet has appeared among us;

God has visited his people.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!




The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.


A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark:                                Mark 4:35-41

Glory to you O Lord


With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

THE HOMILY               (Please sit)



THE NICENE CREED:   (Please stand) 


I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the Only Begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God,

Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,


(At the words that follow, up to and including ‘and became man’, all bow.)

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

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.

I 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 adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.


I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL  (Please stand, sit or kneel) 



The Celebrant introduces the Prayer of the Faithful


Lord, in your mercy             or             Lord, hear us

Hear our prayer                                 Lord, graciously hear us  


The Reader will add:


Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us Sinners now

and at the hour of our death. Amen


After a short silence, the Celebrant concludes the Prayer of the Faithful.



 A Collection will be taken at this point for the mission

and upkeep of this church

St. Barnabas does need your financial

support to survive.

Please consider a regular donation

via the Parish Giving Scheme or Standing order.

Forms are by the north door.

You are also able to pay contactless or by QR code

 on your phone.


The celebrant prepares the altar with gifts of Bread and Wine, they are then censed

with incense. The altar, clergy and people are also censed.


1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm does bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.


2 O Saviour, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.


3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.


4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Your children shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,
Protect them where-so-e'er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.                             William Whitin 1825-78

                                                                                                   Tune: Melita

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.


May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. 



The Celebrant sings the prayers over the gifts, and we respond:




The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit


Lift up your hearts:

We lift them up to the Lord


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just.


The Celebrant continues to sing the preface until:





Holy, holy, ho-ly, Lo-rd God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Bless’ed is he who com-es in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.                           Mass of St. Thomas


The Celebrant continues with the Eucharistic Prayer


The mystery of faith:

We proclaim your Death, O Lord,

and profess your Resurrection until you come again.


The Celebrant continues until:


… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him,

O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.   Amen.

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare 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.


Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.




Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit



Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


                                                                                                Mass of St. Thomas



As the Celebrant shows us the consecrated Host he says:  


Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,

but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.



The Celebrant first receives the Sacrament and then says the communion antiphon.


All baptised Christians who receive communion in their own churches are welcome

to receive Holy Communion here.


If you require a gluten free host, please tell one of the stewards.


When directed please come forward to receive Holy Communion. 

If you prefer a blessing, please come forward with your head bowed and arms crossed.


As you receive the Sacrament the Celebrant says:


The body of Christ/The blood of Christ and we reply  Amen.

During Communion the following hymn is sung:


1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for, with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.


2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the body and the blood.
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.


3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the pow'rs of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.


4 At His feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
“Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, Lord Most High!”

                                                      Liturgy of St James

                                                      Tr: Gerard Moultrie 1829-85

                                                      Tune: Picardy





The Celebrant sings the prayer and we reply   



Any Banns of Marriage and notices may be read at this point by the Parish Priest.





The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.


The Celebrant gives the blessing and we reply:   



Go forth, the mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.


The Celebrant sits to put on incense, then reverences the Altar and makes his way to the Shrine of Our Lady.



The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary: 

And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. 


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 


Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

Be it unto me according to Thy word. 


Hail Mary . . . 


And the Word was made Flesh.

And dwelt among us. 


Hail Mary . . . 


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 


Let us pray: 


Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his Cross and Passion we may be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ, Our Lord.


The Image is then censed, and the clergy and servers leave, we sing the final hymn:


1 King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

2 Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.


3 Sev'n whole days, not one in sev'n,
I will praise Thee;
in my heart, though not in heav'n,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll Thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol Thee.                                                 George Herbert 1593-1632

                                                                        Tune: Gwalchmai


Do please join us for refreshments after this mass.



Prayers for use after Mass


O Lord Jesus Christ you have come into our lives

as a willing guest and humble servant:

Take us and make us yours now and always.

We offer you the time that lies before us;

for your honour and glory. Amen.


 Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me;

Blood of Christ, inebriate me; water from the side of Christ, wash me;

Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O Good Jesus, hear me;

Within thy wounds hide me; suffer me not to be separated from thee;

From the malicious enemy defend me; at the hour of my death call me;

And bid me come to thee; that with thy saints I may praise thee; for all eternity. Amen.



St Paul’s:           Saturday 6th July Patronal Festival 12noon at ST. Paul’s Church

                          West Street Brighton followed by Buffet Lunch.


Summer Fair:    Saturday 13th July. Donations of goods welcome and help on stalls.


Parish Archives: If you have any information or photos of St Barnabas which we could put in the Archives please see Jon Gosby.             


St Barnabas needs your help


A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to all who continue to support our church. Your support is more essential more than ever.


Have you considered joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) this is by far the best way of regularly giving to St. Barnabas as we receive your donation and the gift aid straight away. Or you may consider paying by Standing Order?

These forms are by the entrance to the church.

St Barnabas has now gone Contactless, you can now pay by card, please ask Kay Stringer at the door if you would like to use this system.


If you shop online you can help raise money for St. Barnabas.


Thank you to those who have been using this system, St. Barnabas has received donations from Easy fundraising because of this.

Easy fund raising - Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who've helped raise FREE donations for St Barnabas Church Hove via #easyfundraising during this difficult year so far. Please continue to help us raise whenever you shop online, every donation makes a difference! If you're not supporting us yet, please sign up here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stbarnabaschhove/?referral-campaign=c2s&utm_source=prosharebox

 For every £10 you spend 10p will be given to St Barnabas.



If you hear of anyone in our congregations who are ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure that either Fr John or one of the Churchwardens are informed.

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1 Judge Eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
With your living fire of judgment
Purge this land of bitter things;
Solace all its wide dominion
With the healing of thy wings.


2 Still the weary folk are pining
For the hour that brings release,
And the city’s crowded clangour
Cries aloud for sin to cease,
And the homesteads and the woodlands
Plead in silence for their peace.


3 Crown, O God, your own endeavour;
Cleave our darkness with thy sword;
Feed the faithless and the hungry
With the richness of thy word;
Cleanse the body of this nation
Through the glory of the Lord.

Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918

                       Tune Rhuddlan