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Psalm 41:1-5, 10-13
Jeremiah 7:1-7
2 Corinthians 9:8-15
John 13:12-17

Preface of God the Holy Spirit

[Common of a Missionary]
[Of the Holy Spirit]
[For the Ministry III]
[For the Mission of the Church]


PRAYER (traditional language)
God of boundless energy and light: We offer thanks for the courage and passion of Wilson Carlile who, after the example of thy Son, sought new ways to open thy Church to diverse leaders as beacons of the Gospel of Christ. Quicken our hearts to give bold witness to Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
God of boundless energy and light: We thank you for the courage and passion of Wilson Carlile who, after the example of your Son, sought new ways to open your Church to diverse leaders as beacons of the Gospel of Christ. Quicken our hearts to give bold witness to Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This commemoration approved provisionally at General Convention 2009.

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WILSON CARLILE

PRIEST, FOUNDER OF THE CHURCH ARMY,
26 September 1942.
 

Wilson CarlileWilson Carlile was born in 1847 in Brixton. He suffered from a spinal weakness all his life, which hampered his education. He entered his grandfather's business at the age of thirteen but soon moved on and learnt fluent French, which he used to good advantage in France trading in silk. He later learned German and Italian to enhance his business, but was ruined in a slump in 1873. After a serious illness, he began to take his religion more seriously and became confirmed in the Church of England. He acted as organist to Ira D Sankey, during the Moody and Sankey missions and in 1881 was ordained priest, serving his curacy at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, together with a dozen other curates. The lack of contact between the Church and the working classes was a cause of real concern to him and he began outdoor preaching. In 1882, he resigned his curacy and founded the Church Army, four years after the foundation of the Salvation Army. He continued to take part in its administration until a few weeks before his death on this day [26 September] in 1942.

[Source: Report on the Calendar, Lectionary and Collects, 2000, by The Liturgical Commision of the Church of England, July 1995. Additional information is available from Wikipedia]