Blessing services

Dedication of an Art Gallery — St Paul’s School, USA

Dedication of Crumpacker Gallery at St Paul’s Secondary School, Concord, New Hampshire (adapted for inclusivity)   The Invitatory Officiant:  Creative God, open our lips. People:  And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Psalm 112:1-7  (adapted) One:    Happy are they who fear God All:      and have great delight in God’s commandments! One:    Their descendants will be […]

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Blessing a home

What words do we use to ‘chase out demons’? What do we even think about spirits, good or evil,  inhabiting our spaces, our homes? What words express our unknowing, our hope, our faith? Whether healthy or troubled, peaceful or distressed, a home and its inhabitants may benefit from a ritual of blessing.  Explore these services […]

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Plough (Plow) Sunday – blessing the land

Plough Sunday is held annually the Sunday before ploughing commences. In English tradition, taking into account the warmer clime and Northern Hemisphere location, Plough (Plow) Sunday is held on the Sunday after Epiphany, the Sunday between 7-13 January. Farmers arrive in farm carts and tractors, carrying a ploughshare (a section of the plough’s blade) which […]

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Cafe Church, Open Table service – Advent

This ready-to-use Café Church worship service weaves together scripture, drama, reflection, conversation & communion.  It has been designed for worship around tables, but is easily adaptable to a more traditional setting. This service includes everything you need — an Order of Service to handout, leader script sheets, reader printouts, song suggestions, a list of supplies, […]

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Blessing of Gardens & Gardeners (Plough Sunday)

Bring your seeds, your trowels, your overalls! Welcome spring with an act of worship celebrating creation, life and growth. In British tradition, Plough (Plow) Sunday is held on the Sunday after Epiphany, the Sunday between 7-13 January.  Sometimes arriving in their farm carts or tractors, farmers bring a ploughshare (a section of the plough’s blade) […]

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Blessing the Animals, St Francis Day 4 Oct

Joy and a bit-of-chaos sum up a Blessing of the Animals service! Sometimes held outside, sometimes inside, with care and safety measures in place (e.g. animals kept on leash or in carrier) an animal blessing service can provide meaning and relevance for children and anyone with a pet.   Photos or soft toys (stuffed toy animals) may be brought […]

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Blessings with water

What gives us life? What sustains us? Using water as the focus, we gather and bless one another.     Worship Words resources for Blessing of water rituals:      

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