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THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Church at Home – Corpus Christi

We can’t gather at St Mary’s for our usual Sunday service, but we can all join a collective act of worship from our homes. You can do this at 9:30am or 11:15am on Sunday morning, or whenever else is convenient.

This Sunday, 14th June, we are celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi. Welcome to our service!

You can now find links to parts of the service which Fr Jeremy has recorded on video. Our Youtube channel, containing our videos, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0WRLKWtkgWJjZw_d4S6Mw


Sing along to our hymn “Soul of my Saviour”, recorded by some members of the choir. Click the triangular play button below to hear the music; the words are:

Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast,
Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest,
Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide,
Wash me with water flowing from thy side,

Strength and protection may thy passion be,
O bless├Ęd Jesu, hear and answer me;
Deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me,
So shall I never, never part from thee.

Guard and defend me from the foe malign,
In death’s dread moments make me only thine;
Call me and bid me come to thee on high
Where I may praise thee with thy saints for ay.

(Latin 14th century, Anonymous translation)


A video of the start of the service is now available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjNJtS9p3Ps

Our readings today are Genesis 14, verses 18-20, and 1 Corinthians 11, verses 23-26. Click the triangular play button below to hear it read by George Constantinidi, one of our congregation. The text is available online here and here.


The psalm is Psalm 116, verses 10-17. The text is available online here.


The Gospel reading is John 6, verses 51-58. The text is available online here.

The video of the gospel, sermon and intercessions are now available on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILhIc4QCzIY

The text of Fr Jeremy’s sermon will be made available here: http://www.stmaryshenley.org.uk/rectors-blog/


Intercessions are led for us today by Fr Jeremy, and are included in one of the Youtube videos.


The Eucharistic prayer is now available on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QofV012OBoc


The conclusion of the service is now available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQj-tgTSyYM


Church at Home is an experiment, an attempt to keep our community together while the Covid-19 virus disrupts our normal life. We thought the new name “Church at Home” was a bit more welcoming than “Remote Church”. If you have suggestions on how to improve this, or would like to record part of next week’s service, please do let us know by commenting below or emailing info@stmaryshenley.org.uk.

Many thanks to those of you who attended last week’s Church at Home and left comments and suggestions for how it could be improved.

The Oxford Diocese have a livestreaming page which can be accessed at www.oxford.anglican.org and there will be a Diocesan Eucharist livestreamed this Sunday at 10 am. The service from Christchurch Cathedral can be found at https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/oxfords-cathedral/online-worship.

Sacred Heart will be livestreaming Mass on Sunday morning (10.30 a.m.). See Sacred Heart’s website.