Almighty God, who in every age and place, calls disciples to your service.

We thank you for all those,
who by their lives of prayer, witness, discipleship, learning and living
have hallowed and prepared the way for us in this Diocese.

May we, who follow where they have led,
remembering their deeds, their words and their service,
be inspired to serve you as they have done.

As you forgave them their faults, so forgive ours
and help us everyday to seek your will and walk in your way
for the love of Jesus Christ our exemplar and our Lord.