Sunday 31 December

First Sunday of Christmas

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

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

Carol during communion
The Holly and the Ivy—transcribed by Cecil Sharp from the singing of Mrs Mary Claydon at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Introit 81 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided LORD OF THE YEARS
Psalm 148. 7–end    
Offertory 54 I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship LONDONDERRY
Communion 41 A great and mighty wonder ES IST EIN ROS
Post Communion 57 Joy to the world, the Lord is come ANTIOCH

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—'Schlafe, mein Liebster' (from Christmas Oratorio)
Final organ voluntary
formerly attributed to J. S. Bach—Nun songet und sei froh ('In dulci jubilo')

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