Church of England home page Common Worship   Publications Site Map
    Collects and Refrains
     
     
    Notes  
     
     
1
  Normally on any occasion only one Collect is used.
     
2
  The Collect for each Sunday is used on the following weekdays, except where other provision is made.
     
3
  At Evening Prayer on Saturdays other than Easter Eve, Christmas Eve or Principal Feasts or Festivals, the Collect appointed for the ensuing Sunday shall be used. When Evening Prayer on the day before a Festival makes use of the lessons relating to that Festival, the Collect of that Festival shall be used.
     
4
  Where a Collect ends 'Through Jesus Christ … now and for ever', the minister may use the shorter ending, 'Through Jesus Christ our Lord', to which the people respond 'Amen', and omit the longer Trinitarian ending.
     
5
  On Sundays and during the Seasons the Refrains are those given in the Orders for Morning and Evening Prayer. For certain Sundays, Principal Feasts, other Principal Holy Days and Festivals, proper Refrains are provided with the Collect in the following sections. For most Festivals and Lesser Festivals, reference is made to the Common refrains, which are to be found at the end of the Sanctorale.
     
     
     
     
    Contents  
     
    Collects and Refrains for the Seasons (Temporale)
          Advent to pre-Lent
          Lent to Pentecost
          Ordinary Time
     
    Collects and Refrains for Festivals and Lesser Festivals (Sanctorale)
          January to March
          April to June
          July to September
          October to December
     
    Collects and Refrains: Common of the Saints
     
    Collects and Refrains for Special Occasions
     
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
All of the official Common Worship publications are being published by Church House Publishing.