Sunday 28 May

Seventh Sunday of Easter

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Ascension Day to the eve of Pentecost
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas;
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Hilary Tadman-Robins (b. 1947))—Come down, O love divine

Gathering 398 Christ triumphant, ever reigning GUITING POWER
Psalm 68.1-10
Offertory 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Communion 169 Jesu, our hope, our heart’s desire METZLER’S REDHEAD NO. 66
Sending out 563 Rejoice! The Lord is King GOPSAL

Organ music before the service
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)—Nun ruhen alle Wälder ('Now all the woods are sleeping') BWV756
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—O Welt, ich muss dich lassen ('O world, I must leave you) Op. 122 no. 11
Final organ voluntary
Andrew Carter (b. 1939)—Veni, creator spiritus ('Come, creator Spirit)

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Sunday 21 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Easter Season
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas;
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)—O for a closer walk with God

Gathering 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Psalm 66.7–end
Offertory 258 Lord of beauty, thine the splendour GRAFTON
Communion 315 Now let us from this table rise SOLOTHURN
Sending out 437 (362) Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake WOODLANDS

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Canticles Set D
Office hymn 435 Glorious things of thee are spoken AUSTRIA
Psalms 87 and 36.5-10
Anthem: Morley—This is the day
Hymn 445 God moves in a mysterious way LONDON NEW
Hymn 155 Pascal feast! Upon the cross ST ALBINUS

 

 

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Thursday 25 May

Ascension Day

7.30 p.m. Eucharist

Order of Service
Ascension Day
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas;
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Procession 167 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia LLANFAIR
Psalm 47
Offertory 166 Crown him with many crowns DIADEMATA
Communion 172 The head that once was crowned with thorns ST MAGNUS
Sending out 165 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice GELOBT SEI GOTT

Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn ('Today God's Son triumphs') BWV 630

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Sunday 19 March

Third Sunday of Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
The Season of Lent
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
Henry Purcell (c.1659–95)—Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Introit 96 ii Jesu, lover of my soul ABERYSTWYTH
Psalm 95    
Offertory 301 God is here! As we his people BLAENWERN
Communion 469 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
Post Communion 455 Guide me, O thou great redeemer CWM RHONDDA

Organ music before the service
Franck Bridge (1879–1941)—Adagio in E from Three Pieces (1905)
Final organ voluntary
Nicolas de Grigny (c.1671–1703)—Dialogue

5.30 p.m. Evensong for the eve of St Joseph of Nazareth

Office Hymn 377 Angel-voices ever singing ANGEL VOICES
Psalm 132

Canticles: Set A

Anthem: The Cherry Tree Carol ('Joseph was an old man')

Hymn before sermon 54 I cannot tell, why he whom angels worship LONDONDERRY AIR
Hymn after sermon 507 Lord of all hopefulness SLANE
Final hymn 395 Christ is our cornerstone HAREWOOD

Organ music before the service
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott’ (‘Have mercy on me, O Lord God')

Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott’ (‘Have mercy on me, O Lord God')

Note about the music
In the morning, two days after celebrating the Feast of St Patrick, inadvertently we have three Welsh hymn tunes and one English folk tune. At least in the evening, when we celebrate the eve of St Joseph of Nazareth, we sing a hymn to the tune of Londonderry Air.

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Sunday 12 March

Second Sunday of Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
The Season of Lent
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
Richard Farrant (c.1525–80)—Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercy

Introit 368 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL
Psalm 121    
Offertory 475 Immortal love, for ever full BISHOPTHORPE
Communion 277 All for Jesus, all for Jesus ALL FOR JESUS
Post Communion 606 Thy hand, O God, has guided THORNBURY

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Chorale Prelude on 'Wer nur den lieben Gott' lässt walten (‘Who only lets dear God rule') BWV 691a
Chorale Prelude on 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir' (‘From deep affliction I cry out to you') BWV 1099
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Machs mit mir, Gott, nach seiner Güt' (‘Deal with me, God, according to your kindness') BWV 957

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Sunday 5 March

First Sunday of Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All-age Parish Eucharist on the First Sunday in Lent
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
Richard Farrant (c.1525–80)

Introit 118 O love, how deep, how broad, how high EISENACH
Gradual 385  Be thou my guardian and my guide ABRIDGE
Offertory 499 Lo, he comes with clouds descending CRUCIFER
Communion 97 I Lord Jesus, think on me SOUTHWELL
Post Communion 538 O Jesus, I have promised WOLVERCOTE

Organ music before the service
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Chorale Prelude on Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen ('O God, hear my sighs and lamentations')
Final organ voluntary
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau (1663–1712))—Chorale Prelude on Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt ('Through Adam's fall everything is corrupted)

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 421 Father of heaven, whose love profound RIVAULX
Psalm 50.1–15
Canticles: Set A
Anthem Stainer God so loved the world
Hymn after sermon 517 Loving Shepherd of thy sheep BUCKLAND
Final hymn 605 Through the night of doubt and sorrow MARCHING 416 ii

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ ('I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ') BWV 639 from the Orgelbüchlein

Final organ voluntary
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)—Chorale Prelude on Ach, was soll ich sünder machen ('Oh, how shall I free myse;lf form my sins')

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