Advent 2

5 to 11 December 2021

Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ
comes again as judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God.

Alternative Collect for Advent 2

Services on this website

Every day the Corby Glen Group Virtual Church offers a service of prayer and worship in text and audio format. The recordings can be subscribed to as podcasts, or simply listened to from this website (click the service title and scroll down for the order of service).

On Sunday, the service is one of Holy Communion, and includes a sermon. On weekdays, a short service of Prayer is published including a reflection on the day’s reading. The sermons and daily reflections are also available separately as well as integrated into the services.

A simple recorded service of Night Prayer (Compline) is available for listening to at the close of any day. For any mourning the loss of a loved one, a Service of Light, Hope and Remembrance is available in text and video formats.

Towards the end of each week, a letter to parishioners is published. Each month an article by Revd Stephen is published in the local community magazine, The Link. These articles are now also available on this website.

To find particular services, use the Worship menu at the top of each page or the menu below. To find the standalone reflections or sermons, use the Reflections menu. Alternatively, click a date on the calendar below to list the items published that day.

Services in our parish churches

Other regular services and times of prayer in church

Three of our churches are open every day for private prayer. Burton-le-Coggles Church is open from 9am to 5pm in summer months and from 10am to 4pm during winter, Irnham Church is open from early morning to around 5pm, and St John’s Church, Corby Glen, is open from 8.30am to 4pm.

Revd Stephen says the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer in St John’s Church, Corby Glen. The services are at 8am and 4pm each day. If you would like to attend these services — ad hoc, or regularly — you will be very welcome.

A midweek Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Corby Glen, is held each Wednesday at 10am. There is no need to book for this service. Just come along and meet God in his holy house.

Please continue to follow government guidance on hygiene, face coverings and social distancing when visiting our churches – hand sanitiser is available for use before and after visiting. For more details please see Keeping Safe: Covid-19 safety and notices and posters in the churches themselves. Thank you!