Our Lady of Lewisham

To buy a canvas block mounted print of the icon of Our Lady of Lewisham.

OLL Mass Propers

Trinity Chaplain, Mother Juliet, has created these propers based on her sermon on the Patronal Festival at St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham (see below) and from the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the school’s vision document:

September 24th

Our Lady of Lewisham

Entrance antiphon  cf. Rev12:1

A great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.


Generous God,

source and fountain of life,

in Mary, mother of us all

we see courage, boldness and strength

risking all to welcome your Son Jesus.

As we celebrate our diversity

grant that her ferocious love may well up within us

to bring your justice and establish your peace

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.



From the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary except:

Gospel: John 4:6-14

Prayer over the Offerings


grant that we may receive the effect

of the offering we dedicate to you,

so that, walking with Our Lady of Lewisham in the way of beauty,

we may be renewed by progress in the life of the Spirit

and come at last to the vision of your glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,

we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks and,

as we celebrate the glory of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

to proclaim with fitting praise the greatness of your name.

In the great mystery of the incarnation

the Holy Spirit overshadowed the Blessed Virgin

and she brought forth your eternal Word,

Jesus Christ, the fountain of living water,

from which all may satisfy their thirst

to be one with you in a communion of love.

The Church also provided for all the faithful

the waters flowing from Christ’s side.

These are the rich, life-giving waters

served in the sacraments,

so that those who share in them with faith

may be filled with the Holy Spirit

and find Christ, their Saviour.

Through him the angels of heaven

offer their prayer of adoration

as they rejoice in your presence for ever.

May our voices be one with theirs

in their triumphant hymn of praise:

Communion antiphon cf. ps 87 (86): 3; Lk 1: 49

Glorious things are spoken of you, O virgin Mary, for he who is mighty has done great things for you.

Prayer After Communion

Living God,

you have refreshed us

at your banquet of salvation

where we have drawn water in joy

from the fountain of the Saviour;

OLL LOTH Propers

Well here’s a first attempt at a Proper Office for OLL.

Happy to receive improvements, ideas for alternative hymns etc.

I have taken full advantage of the fact that Walsingham and Lewisham have the same number of syllables. Lady well has been harder to fit in. The verses set to the Lourdes hymn were written by Fr Steve Hall, Vicar of Lewisham.

The Magnificat antiphon is adapted from a Responsory at Matins for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in The Anglican Breviary. The intercessions are by me based on those in The Divine Office and the Collect is by Trinity chaplain Mother Juliet Donnelly.

The second reading at the Office of Readings from Fr Colin Stephenson’s Walsingham Way was kindly suggested (and typed up) by Richard Magrath on a year for God scheme in the Ravensbourne Team Ministry and spending a day a week at Trinity.

Grant that as we celebrate Our Lady of Lewisham

the sacrament we have received may be

a spring of water welling up to eternal  life.

Through Christ our Lord.


Sermon preached at St Stephen’s, Lewisham on September 27th, 2015 at the blessing of their copy of the icon.

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