Sunday 14 April

Palm Sunday 

9.45 Procession and Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
The Liturgy of Palm Sunday at the Sunday Parish Eucharist
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
John Stainer (1840–1901)—'God so loved the world' from The Crucifixion

Procession 128 All glory, laud and honour ST THEODULPH
Psalm 31.9–16    
Offertory 118 O love, how deep, how broad, how high! EISENACH
Communion 100 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended HERZLIEBSTERJESU
Sending out 432 From heaven you came, helpless babe THE SERVANT KING

Organ music before the service
Max Reger (1873–1916)—Valet will ich dir geben (‘Farewell will I say to you')
Karl Jenkins (b. 1944)—Benedictus from The Armed Man
Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Valet will ich dir geben (‘Farewell will I say to you')

The Lutheran hymn tune 'Valet will ich dir geben' that provides the opening and closing organ music is the tune that we use to sing 'All glory, laud and honour' as we process with donkey from Market Square to church, re-enacting Christ's entry into Jerusalem. The Benedictus reminds us of the words 'Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini', 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord', shouted by the croud that went ahead and behind.

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Sunday 7 April

Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Order of Service for Passiontide
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)—Ave verum corpus ('Hail, true body)

Gathering hymn 125 We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL
Psalm 126    
Offertory 499 Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim CRUCIFER
Communion 287 Broken for me, broken for you BROKEN FOR ME
Sending out 81 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided LORD OF THE YEARS

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Wir setzen mit Tränen nieder (‘We sit down in tears'): final chorus from St Matthew Passion
Final organ voluntary
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Praeludium from Praeludium, Fuge und Ciacona in C

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 112 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN
Psalm 35.1–9
Canticles: Set C
Hymn before sermon 565 Rock of ages, cleft for me PETRA
Hymn after sermon 108 Glory be to Jesus CASWALL
Final hymn 109 It is a thing most wonderful HERONGATE

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Sunday 31 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent and Mothering Sunday

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All Age Worship for Mothering Sunday
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
John Tavener (1944–2013)—Mother of God, here I stand

Gathering hymn 362 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord WOODLANDS
Gradual hymn 253 i  For the beauty of the earth  ENGLAND'S LANE
Offertory 241 Sing we of the blessed Mother ABBOT'S LEIGH 418
Communion 507 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy SLANE
Sending out 530 Now thank we all our God NUN DANKET

Organ music before the service
Marcel Duprê (1886–1971))—Ave Maris Stella (‘Hail, star of the sea') Op. 18, nos. 6 and 7
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Magnificat (Six Versets): Allegro; Fugato; Andante
Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Magnificat (Six Versets): Andantino; Duo pastorale; Adagio

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Sunday 24 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

Music during communion
Attende Domine (The Lent Prose), mode V

Gathering hymn 467 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds ST PETER
Psalm 63. 1–9    
Offertory 500 i ‘Lift up your hearts!’ We lift them, Lord, to thee WOODLANDS
Communion 385 Be thou my guardian and my guide ABRIDGE
Sending out 547 Oft in danger, oft in woe UNIVERSITY CASTLE

Organ music before the service
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann (1679–1735)—O Gott, du frommer Gott (‘O God, you righteous God')
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—O Gott, du frommer Gott (‘O God, you righteous God')
Johann Christoph Oley (1738–89))—Der Tag ist hin, mein Jesu bei mir bleibe (‘'The day has gone, my Jesu stay with me')
Final organ voluntary
William Mathias (1934–92)—Postlude

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Sunday 17 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)—Hide not thou thy face

Gathering hymn 2 Christ, whose glory fills the skies RATISBON
Psalm 27    
Offertory 586 The God of Abraham praise LEONI
Communion 480 In the cross of Christ I glory WYCHBOLD
Sending out 598 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy CORVEDALE

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Herzliebster Jesu' (‘O dearest Jesus) BWV1093
Final organ voluntary
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—Chorale Prelude on 'Herzliebster Jesu' (‘O dearest Jesus)

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 546 O worship the King, all glorious above HANOVER
Psalm 135.1–14
Canticles: Set B
Hymn before sermon 582 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said BRESLAU
Hymn after sermon 428 ‘Forgive our sins as we forgive’ STRACATHRO
Final hymn 501 Light of the minds that know him AURELIA 585

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Erbarm' dich (‘Have mercy on me, Lord God') BWV 721

Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (‘Come now, Saviour of the gentiles') BWV 638

 

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Sunday 10 March

First 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
Peter Hurford (1930–2019)—Litany to the Holy Spirit

Introit 95 Forty days and forty nights AUS DER TIEFE
Psalm 91.1–2, 9–end    
Offertory 96ii Jesu, lover of my soul ABERYSTWYTH
Communion 421 Father of heaven, whose love profound RIVAULX
Post Communion 538 O Jesus, I have promised WOLVERCOTE

Organ music before the service
Peter Hurford (1930–2019)—Prelude on Caswall (‘Glory be to Jesus')
Final organ voluntary
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—Aus tiefer Not (‘From deep affliction I cry out to you')

We pay tribute to Peter Hurford who died last Sunday; a great organist (especially noted for his Bach performances and recordings), scholar, teacher, founder of the St Albans International Organ Festival and composer of a small number of exquisitely crafted works. His best-known anthem is the Litany to the Holy Spirit that we will sing as a communion motet, since the Gospel for the day starts 'Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit ... was led by the Spirit in the wilderness’. The service will be preceded by his little prelude on a Passiontide hymn tune Caswall.

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Wednesday 6 March

Ash Wednesday

7.30 Parish Eucharist with Ashing

Order of Service
Ash Wednesday
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

During the imposition of ashes
Lent Prose: ‘Hear us, O Lord’ (Attende Domine)
Motet during communion
Richard Farrant (c.1525–80)—Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake

Gathering 95 Forty days and forty nights AUS DER TIEFE
Psalm 51. 1–11    
Offertory 118 O love, how deep, how broad, how high EISENACH
Communion 97i Lord Jesus, think on me SOUTHWELL
Sending out 605 Through the night of doubt of sorrow MARCHING 416ii

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Jesu, meines Lebens Leben (‘Jesu, life of my life') Emans 121
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (‘From deep affliction I cry out to you') BWV 1099

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Sunday 3 March

Sunday next before Lent (Transfiguration Sunday)

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All Age Eucharist for the Transfiguration
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Motet during communion
Herbert Howells (1892–1983)—My eyes for beauty pine

Gathering hymn 2 Christ, whose glory fills the skies RATISBON
Gradual  — Go, tell it on the mountain  GO TELL IT
Offertory 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Communion Meekness and majesty  
Sending out 513 Lord, the light of your love is shining SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

Organ music before the service
Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)—Veni Creator Spiritus ('Come, creator Spirit')
Final organ voluntary
Nicolas Gigault (c.1627–1707)—Tu solus altissimus ('You alone are the most high')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 11 II As now the sun’s declining rays ST PETER
Psalm 89.5–12
Canticles: Set A
Hymn before sermon 248 ’Tis good, Lord, to be here CARLISLE
Hymn after sermon 492 Jesus, where’er thy people meet WAREHAM
Final hymn 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE

Organ music before the service
Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)—Diapason Piece

Final organ voluntary
Paul Nicolas Lebègue (c.1631–17020—Offertoire in C minor

 

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Sunday 24 February

Second Sunday before Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Ordinary Time
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

 

Gathering hymn 546 O worship the King, all glorious above HANOVER
Psalm 65    
Offertory 557 i Praise to the holiest in the height GERONTIUS
Communion 1 553 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin SONG 46
Communion 2 295 Part 2: Sun, who all my life dost brighten SCHMÜCKE DICH
Post Communion 267 Thou, whose almighty word MOSCOW

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Sonata no. 3, second movement
Final organ voluntary
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706))—Ricercre in C minor

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Sunday 17 February

Third Sunday before Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Ordinary time
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Motet during communion
H Walford Davies (1869–1941)—Blest are the pure in heart

Introit 175 Come down, O Love divine DOWN AMPNEY
Psalm 1    
Offertory 137 Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven LUX EOI
Communion 324 Sweet sacrament divine DIVINE MYSTERIES
Post Communion 618 When, in our music, God is glorified ENGELBERG

Organ music before the service
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—O Gott, du frommer Gott ('O God, you righteous God) Op. 78 No. 16
Final organ voluntary
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—O Gott, du frommer Gott ('O God, you righteous God) Op. 122 No. 7

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 92 Christ, when for us you were baptized BILLING
Psalm 6
Canticles: Set E
Hymn before sermon 539 O Jesus, King most wonderful METZLER'S REDHEAD NO. 66
Hymn after sermon 393 Brother, sister, let me serve you SERVANT SONG
Final hymn 508 Lord of all power, I give you my will SLANE 507

Organ music before the service
C. Hubert H. Parry (1848–1918)—Eventide

Final organ voluntary
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—O Gott, du frommer Gott ('O God, you righteous God')

 

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Sunday 10 February

Fourth Sunday before Lent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Ordinary Time
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Motet during communion
Franz Schubert (1797–1828)—'Heilig, heilig, heilig' ('Holy, holy, holy') from the Deutsche Messe

Introit 368 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL
Psalm 138    
Offertory 376 And can it be that I should gain SAGINA
Communion 391 Blest are the pure in heart FRANCONIA
Post Communion 429 Forth in the peace of Christ we go DUKE STREET

Organ music before the service
Thomas Tallis (c.1505–85)—Iam lucis orto sidere ('Now that daylight fill the sky')
Nicolas Gigault (c.1627–1707)—Fugue pour 'L'Agnus Dei (Fugue for the Agnus Dei)
Final organ voluntary
Philip ap Rhys (fl. 1547–59)—Sanctus from Missa in die Sanctae Trinitatis

The Old Testament reading from Isaiah 6, where the seraphs call 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory' suggest the communion motet and the final organ voluntary

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Sunday 3 February

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
The All-age Parish Eucharist for the Feast of Candlemas—the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Mass setting
Noel Rawsthorne (1929–2019)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Johannes Eccard (1553–1611)—Maria wallt zum Heiligtum ('When Mary to the temple went')

Introit 44 Angels from the realms of glory IRIS
Gradual  — Fling wide the gates, unbar the ancient doors CRUCIFER
Offertory  — Restore, O Lord, the honour of your name RESTORE, O LORD
Communion 2 Christ, whose glory fills the skies RATISBON
Lighting of candles 80 The Kingdom of God is justice and joy LOURDES
Plainchant Nunc Dimittis      

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf ('Lord God, now open up the heavens')
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin ('With peace and joy I depart')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 16 Hail, gladdening Light SEBASTE
Psalm 132
Canticles: Set D
Hymn before sermon 165 Angel voices, ever singing ANGEL VOICES
Hymn after sermon 628 Faithful vigil ended PASTOR PASTORUM
Final hymn 429 Of the Father’s love begotten DIVINUM MYSTERIUM

Organ music before the service
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Lumen ad Revelationem Op. 65 Bk 1

We celebrate the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas). The organ music before and after the morning Eucharist is based on Lutheran versions of the Nunc dimittis that we also sing to its plainsong melody. We also acknowledge the death last Monday of Noel Rawsthorne as we sing his Festive Eucharist, written in 1978 to commemorate the completion of Liverpool Cathedral.

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Saturday 26 January

Institution and Induction of the Revd Canon Howard Gilbert
as Rector of the parishes of Minchinhampton with Box and of Amberley

3.00 p.m.

Motet
Charles Wood (1866–1926)—Oculi omnium ('The eyes of all look to you O Lord, and you give them their food in due season. Glory to you, O Lord. Amen') Psalm 145, verse 15

Gathering 626 Dear Lord and Father of mankind REPTON
Gradual 262 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder HOW GREAT THOU ART
Prayer 191 O thou who camest form above HEREFORD
Offertory 1 470 I, the Lord of sea and sky HERE I AM, LORD
Offertory 2 622 Will you come and follow me KELVINGROVE
Sending out 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE

Organ music before the service
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott ('Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God')
BuxWV 199
Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)—Veni, Creator Spiritus ('Come, Creator Spirit')
Final organ voluntary
William Lloyd Webber (1914–82)—Postlude (No. 2 of Six Sketches for organ)

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