Home Church Resources – Trinity Sunday 7th June

Theme: ‘Worship and Witness’




Opening Hymn: CP 203 St Patrick’s Breastplate verses 1-4*


Opening Prayers 

The word of the eternal Father created us.
The love of the gracious Son redeemed us.
The presence of the Holy Spirit unites and empowers us.
Come and worship the glorious Trinity,
our God of power, love and peace.

O God, you are at the heart of creation.
Your word brings life into being;
your peace gives living its fulfilment;
your Spirit unites us into your Son.
We draw near, seeking your love in our hearts;
your wisdom in our minds; your power in our lives.
Receive us with grace, in the name of your Son.

A prayer of confession

Lord Jesus, you send us into the world,
but we confess that our vision is narrow;
you give us clear commandments,
but we pretend not to understand them;
you promise to be with us always,
but we ignore your presence and follow our own way.
Forgive us; give us fresh vision and restore us to your way,
we pray.


Psalm replaced today by: CP 126 Were you there when they crucified my Lord ? (hymn sung by all)


The Gospel

Jesus has summoned his disciples to a mountain in Galilee. He tells them that all authority is his and that they should make disciples all over the world, baptizing them and teaching them to obey his commandments. He promises to be with them always.

Audio reflection: based on the Gospel

TrinitySunday_TheGreatCommission – Sermon Transcript


  • What is the most amazing or most ‘powerful’ experience of worship you have ever had and what made it so for you ?
  • What might encourage (or discourage) you from being a witness for your faith ?

Hymn: CP 375  Amazing grace


Where there is conflict between nations and within nations;
where people live in fear of the bullet and the bomb;
when parents weep for children who have been killed:
God of peace,
may your peace be known.

In homes filled with anger, cruelty and neglect;
where there are no safe places;
where poverty and addiction bring suffering and pain:
God of peace,
may your peace be known.

To those whose minds are tormented by depression;
to those whose hold on life is fragile;
to those whose lives are filled with stress:
God of peace,
may your peace be known.

To those who are nearing the end of life;
to those who love and care for them:
To those nearing the end of life by violent means
with no one to care for them:
God of peace,
may your peace be known.

May your peace be known to us,
and may we be bearers of your peace in our world.

Collect for Trinity Sunday:

Holy Spirit sent by the Father                                                                                                         ignite in us your holy fire;                                                                                                                       strengthen your children with the gift of faith,                                                                         revive your Church with the breath of love and                                                                         renew the face of the earth
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Affirmation of Faith:

We believe in God the Father
From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son
Who lives in our hearts through faith and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit
Who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in one God
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A sending out prayer 

May the grace of the Father be with you;
may the love of the Son enfold you;
and may the peace of the Spirit comfort you,
today and always.

A prayer of blessing

May the power of the Spirit challenge you.
May the peace of the Spirit comfort you.
May the presence of the Spirit enable you to live in love and service in the name of Christ.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Closing Hymn: CP 203 St Patrick’s Breastplate verses 5-8*


Organ Voluntary:

This piece was chosen for Trinity Sunday as it’s in the key of Eb Major, which has three flats; and it’s in three parts, the first representing God the Father, the second God the Son,
and the third God the Holy Spirit.

*Note from the Director of Music: The full version of the recording St. Patrick’s Breatplate is available on the St. Catherine’s Choir page. The total length of this piece is just short of the 8 minutes 46 seconds it took for George Floyd to die. The choice of music this Sunday commemorates this event and stands with all who suffer injustice and violence.