Third Sunday of Easter 

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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 Alleluia, alleluia!
hearts to heaven and voices raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise;
he who on the cross a victim
for the world's salvation bled
Jesus Christ, the king of glory,
now is risen from the dead.


2 Alleluia, Christ is risen!
death at last has met defeat:
see the ancient powers of evil
in confusion and retreat;
once he died, and once was buried:
now he lives for evermore,
Jesus Christ, the world's redeemer,
whom we worship and adore.


3 Christ is risen, we are risen!
set your hearts on things above:
there in all the Father's glory
lives and reigns our king of love;
hear the word of peace he brings us,
see his wounded hands and side!
now let every wrong be ended,
every sin be crucified.


4 Alleluia, alleluia!
glory be to God on high:
alleluia to the Saviour
who has gained the victory;
alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity:
alleluia, alleluia
to the Triune Majesty!

                                              Christopher Wordsworth

                                              Tune: LUX EOI

The celebrant greets the people.


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



Alleluia, the Lord has risen.

He has risen indeed Alleluia, alleluia!


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


Lord Jesus, you raise the dead to life in the Spirit:   

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


 You bring pardon and peace to the sinner:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


You bring light to those in darkness:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.



Priest        May Almighty God, have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.




All           Gloria, Gloria, Glorial Senor

               Gloria, Gloria, Glorial mi Dios.


  1. Glory to God in the heights of the heavens.

Peace to God's people, all people on earth.  


2        Son of the Father, all glory and worship;

Praise and thanksgiving, to you Lamb of God. 


3        You take away the sin of the world;

Have mercy on us, receive our prayer.


4        Seated in pow'r at the right of the Father

Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.


5        And with the Spirit of love everlasting,

reigning in glory, for ever.   Amen.

                                                                         Paul Inwood 1994



Let us pray:

May your people exult for ever, O God,

in renewed youthfulness of spirit,

so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption,

we may look forward in confident hope

to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.

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. Amen.



THE FIRST READING (Please be seated)


A reading from the Acts of the Apostles:                                        Acts 3:13-15,17-19


Peter said to the people: ‘You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses.

‘Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.’


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.




Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.


When I call, answer me, O God of justice;

from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me! R.


It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves; 

the Lord hears me whenever I call him .R.


‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. R.


I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once

for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. R.



A reading from the first letter of St John:                                              1 John 2:1-5


I am writing this, my children,

to stop you sinning;

but if anyone should sin,

we have our advocate with the Father,

Jesus Christ, who is just;

he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away,

and not only ours,

but the whole world’s.

We can be sure that we know God

only by keeping his commandments.

Anyone who says, ‘I know him’,

and does not keep his commandments,

is a liar,

refusing to admit the truth.

But when anyone does obey what he has said,

God’s love comes to perfection in him.



The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (Please Stand)          


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia alleluia!


Lord Jesus, explain the Scriptures to us.

Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia alleluia!




The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.


A reading from the holy Gospel according to St.Luke:                              Luke 24: 25-48

Glory to you O Lord


The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they still could not believe it, and they stood there dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes.

Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms has to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.’


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Alleluia, 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 Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can, O death, no more appal us:
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthral us:

2 Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm our trembling breath
When we pass its gloomy portal:


3 Jesus lives! for us he died:
Then, alone to Jesus living,
Pure in heart may we abide,
Glory to our saviour giving:

4 Jesus lives! Our hearts know well
Nought from us his love shall sever,
Life, not death, not powers of hell
Tear us from his keeping ever:

5 Jesus lives! to him the throne
Over all the world is given;
May we go where he is gone,
Rest and reign with him in heaven:
Alleluia!                                    Cristian Gellert

                                                  Tune: St Albinus


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 EUCHARISTIC PRAYER                                  Sung


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 Priest continues to sing the preface until:


SANCTUS AND BENEDICTUS                         Sung


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth, heaven and earth, are full of your glory,

Lord God of hosts.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.


Blessed, blessed is he who comes, blessed, blessed is he who comes,

blessed is he, blessed is he, who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.

                                                                                        Gathering Mass Paul Inwood


The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer


The mystery of faith:

We proclaim your Death, O Lord, we proclaim your Death, O Lord,

and profess your resurrection until you come again.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the high-est.

                                                                                        Gathering Mass Paul Inwood



The Priest continues until:



… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him,   Amen.

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

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

                                                                                                Lourdes Doxology


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.


THE AGNUS DEI                  Sung


Jesus, risen Lord, triumphant king:

Jesus, true redeemer of the world:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.


Jesus, bursting from the shattered tomb:

Jesus, might victor over death:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.


Jesus, Lord of life and Lord of light:

Jesus, here in form of bread and wine:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.

                                                                                Communion Song 3 Paul Inwood


As the priest 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 priest 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 priest says:


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


During Communion the following hymn is sung:

1 Love's redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo, our Sun's eclipse is o’er;
Lo, he sets in blood no more!


2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal:
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbids his rise
Christ has opened Paradise:


3 Lives again, our glorious king;
Where, O death, is now your sting?
Dying once, he  all doth save
Where thy victory, O grave?


4 Soar we now, where Christ has led,
Following our exalted head;
Made like him, like him we rise
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies:



5 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to you by both be given;
Thee we great triumphant now,
Hail, the Resurrection thou!               Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)

                                                              Tune: SAVANNAH




The priest 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.


Bow your heads to receive God’s blessing.


The priest gives the threefold blessing and we reply each time:   



Go forth, the mass is ended alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.


The priest sits to put on incense, then reverences the Altar and makes his way to the Easter Garden.


Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven. Alleluia!

He whom Thou wast meet to bear. Alleluia!

As He promised hath arisen. Alleluia!

Pour for us to God thy prayer. Alleluia!


Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia.

Let us pray:
O God, who through the resurrection of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ didst vouchsafe to give joy to the world: grant, we beseech thee, that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


1 Christ triumphant, ever reigning,
Saviour, Master, King!
Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining,
hear us as we sing:

Yours the glory and the crown,
the high renown,

the eternal name.


2 Word incarnate, truth revealing,
Son of Man on earth!
power and majesty concealing
by your humble birth:
Yours the glory...


3 Suffering servant, scorned, ill - treated,victim crucified!
death is through the cross defeated,
sinners justified:
Yours the glory...


4 Priestly king, enthroned for ever
high in heaven above!
sin and death and hell shall never
stifle hymns of love:
Yours the glory...


5 So, our hearts and voices raising
through the ages long,
ceaselessly upon you gazing,
this shall be our song:
Yours the glory...                    Michael Saward

                                                Tune: Gutting Power


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.




This will take place on Sunday 28th April 2024 following the Parish Mass.

This is when we will elect our Churchwardens and PCC members.


Wagner Group Easter Celebration - SUNDAY 19th May 2024.

6pm Benediction at St. Paul’s. 6.45 for 7pm pm Dinner at ‘Donatello’ £15.00

3 Courses with choice of Starter and Main*& Service Charge included!

Beverages / Bread extra Vegan Option Available. Names and payment to Fr John.






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