The Institution of Rev'd David Glover, 7.30pm, May 14th, 2020

Hexham Abbey's first institution via Zoom

The Churchwardens of Hexham Abbey are delighted to announce that the Rev’d David Glover will be instituted as Rector of the Parish of St Andrew’s Hexham on the Feast of St Matthias the Apostle, Thursday 14th May at 7.30pm.

The institution will be held within a Zoom meeting to which the following will be invited:

Hexham Abbey worshipping congregation and invited guests, the worshipping community in the Parish of Holy Trinity Washington, The Mercers Company, the Clergy and Laity of the Deanery of Hexham, the Clergy and Laity of the Deanery of Chester le Street and Houghton, the Clergy and Laity of Bellingham and Corbridge Deaneries, Lord Allendale (Patron), the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, the Bishop of Newcastle and her Chaplain and the Rev’d David Glover’s personally invited guests. 

If you wish to receive an invitation to the service, please email churchwardens@hexhamabbey.org.uk

 

ORDER OF SERVICE

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OPENING WELCOME

The Area Dean makes any necessary announcements and welcomes the congregation to this service during which the parishioners and their new parish priest commit themselves to work together in partnership.

CALL TO WORSHIP AND MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Area Dean announces the hymn

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height; Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by whom ye were made, And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him who hath brought you His grace from above,

Praise Him who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound; Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone, And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored, For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

Bishop: Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

All: And also with you

Bishop: Let us worship the Lord

All: All praise to his name

Bishop: We are gathered today to welcome David as he comes to share with the Christian community in Hexham the ministry and proclamation of Christ’s love. Let us pray for God’s grace and blessing on our work in Hexham that with strong faith and wise leadership the task committed to our charge may prosper and bear much fruit.

God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into
the fellowship of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant David now to be instituted, the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

All: Amen.

THE READINGS

1st Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Read by Malcolm Thompson

Gospel Reading: John 15:9-17 Read by Helen Milner

THE ADDRESS

The Bishop of Newcastle

Hymn - The Servant King

From heav’n You came, helpless Babe Entered our world, Your glory veiled; Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live

Chorus
This is our God, the Servant King He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering Of worship to the Servant King

There in the garden of tears
My heavy load He chose to bear; His heart with sorrow was torn ‘Yet not my will but Yours,’ He said

Chorus
This is our God, the Servant King He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering Of worship to the Servant King

Come see His hands and His feet The scars that speak of sacrifice; Hands that flung stars into space To cruel nails surrendered

Chorus
This is our God, the Servant King He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering Of worship to the Servant King

So let us learn how to serve And in our lives enthrone Him; Each other’s needs to prefer For it is Christ we’re serving

Chorus
This is our God, the Servant King He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering Of worship to the Servant King

THE PRESENTATION

A representative of the patrons: The Mercers Company and Lord Allendale, presents David to the Bishop.

Patron Rt Reverend Mother in God, I present to you David Charles Glover and ask you to admit him as the Rector of Hexham.

Bishop David, do you believe that you have been called by God to fulfil your ministry in this place?

Priest I do.

Bishop Churchwardens and people of Hexham will you uphold David with your prayers and support him and co-operate with him in this ministry?

People: We will.

DECLARATION AND OATHS

DECLARATION OF ASSENT

PREFACE (Spoken by the Bishop)

The Church of England is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church worshipping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It professes the faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds, which faith the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in each generation. Led by the Holy Spirit it has borne witness to Christian truth in its historic formularies, the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordering of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. In the Declaration you are about to make, will you affirm your loyalty to this inheritance of faith as your inspiration and guidance under God in bringing the grace and truth of Christ to this generation and making Him known to those in your care?

Spoken by the Priest

I, David Charles Glover, do so affirm, and accordingly declare my belief in the faith which is revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds and to which the historic formularies of the Church of England bear witness: and in public prayer and administration of the sacraments I will use only the forms of service which are authorised or allowed by Canon.

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
I, David Charles Glover, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors, according to law: So help me God.

OATH OF OBEDIENCE
I, David Charles Glover, do swear by Almighty God that I will pay true and canonical obedience to the Lord Bishop of Newcastle and her successors in all things lawful and honest: so help me God.

The Priest signs the Declaration and Oaths.

THE INSTITUTION

Bishop: Having made these declarations as required by law David Charles Glover may now be admitted as Rector of Hexham.
I ask you to pray for God’s blessing on David and his family that strengthened and sustained by the Spirit his ministry may enrich the mission of the Church in this place.

Bishop: Almighty God, whose Holy Spirit equips the Church with a rich variety of gifts: grant that we may use them to bear witness to Christ by lives built on faith and love. Bless David and his family in their life here and make all of us ready to live the Gospel and eager to fulfil our vocation that we may share with all your Church in the joy of eternal life:

All: Amen

The Bishop then reads the Deed of Institution

Receive the cure of souls which is both yours and mine, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Priest: Amen.

Bishop: May the Lord sustain you and grant you joy in His service. May you be humble and just, steadfast and true, serving Christ and all His people in righteousness, in holiness and in peace. And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.

All: Amen.

THE WELCOMING AND THE PEACE

Bishop: Brothers and sisters in Christ I present to you David Glover, your new Rector

The Area Dean invites representatives of the patrons, and the local Church and community to welcome the new Priest.

The new Priest responds with these or similar words:

Thank you for your welcome. I look forward to sharing the life of this community and will seek to serve God faithfully among you.

The new priest gives notice of forthcoming services and events.

The Bishop introduces the Peace:

We are fellow-citizens with the saints and of the household of God, through Christ our Lord, who came and preached peace to those who were far off and those who were near.

Bishop: The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All: And also with you.

All may exchange the sign of peace.

The Prayers

PRAYERS AT THE BEGINNING OF A NEW MINISTRY

Priest: As we begin a new chapter in our life, let us call to mind those for whom Christ bids us have a care:

For the Church of Christ, for Christine our Bishop and Mark, Bishop of Berwick and the whole people of God; let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

For the nations of the world and for all in authority; let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

For this community, and for our neighbours and friends; let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

For the sick and the suffering, the sad, the lonely and the anxious and all in need; let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

For the poor and oppressed of this and every land, the unemployed and the destitute, the abused and those who have nobody to pray for them by name;
let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

For the dying, and those who mourn, together with those whom we entrust to God in hope; let us pray to the Lord:
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God.

These and all our prayers we offer to God in the words which Jesus Christ taught to the Church:

Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as in Heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
And the glory are Yours
Now and for ever.
Amen.

A hymn is sung

Thine be the glory,
Risen, conqu’ring Son; Endless is the victory,
Thou o’er death hast won; Angels in bright raiment Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes Where Thy body lay.

Thine is the glory,
Risen conquering Son, Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us,
Risen from the tomb; Lovingly He greets us, Scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, Hymns of triumph sing;

For her Lord now liveth, Death hath lost its sting.

Thine is the glory,
Risen conquering Son, Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, Glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; Aid us in our strife;

Make us more than conquerors, Through Thy deathless love: Bring us safe through Jordan To Thy home above.

Thine is the glory,
Risen conquering Son, Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won.

THE SENDING OUT

Bishop: God, who has prepared for you a city with eternal foundations,
bring you, with all the saints,
to the eternal and triumphant joy of that city; and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

All: Amen.

Priest: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All: In the name of Christ. Amen.