Sunday 16th December is the 3rd Sunday of Advent
The readings in our Service of 9 Lessons and Carols will be different from those below

First reading: Zephaniah 3.14-end

Second reading: Philippians 4.4-7

Gospel: Luke 3.7-18

Current collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.