Sunday 9 December

Second Sunday of Advent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
Barry Ferguson (b. 1942)—People look East

Introit 40 Ye servants of the Lord NARENZA
Canticle: Benedictus    
Offertory 334 Awake, awake: fling off the night! DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Communion 34 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry WINCHESTER NEW
Post Communion 29 Hills of the north, rejoice LITTLE CORNARD

Organ music before the service
Karl Jenkins (b. 1944)—Benedictus from The Armed Man
Final organ voluntary
Alan Bullard (b. 1947)—Postlude on Little Cornard (‘Hills of the north, rejoice')

3.00 p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols for Stroud Masons

Carol  Once in royal David’s city
Choir  Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
Carol  I saw three ships come sailing in
Carol  O little town of Bethlehem
Carol  In the bleak mid-winter
Choir  The angel Gabriel
Carol  Away in a manger
Carol  Silent night
Carol  Three Kings of Orient
Carol  O come, all ye faithful
Carol  Hark! the herald-angels sing

Organ music before the service
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)—Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' (‘Come now, Saviour of the gentiles')

Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Sortie on ‘Creator alme siderum' (‘Creator of the stars of night')

 

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Sunday 2 December

First Sunday of Advent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

During communion
Conditor alme siderum ('Creator of the stars of light')

Introit 39 Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling WACHET AUF
Gradual 35 People, look east. The time is near BESANÇON
Offertory 31 Lo, he comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
Communion 28 Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing HIGHWOOD
Post Communion 24 Come, thou long-expected Jesus CROSS OF JESUS

Organ music before the service
Andreas-Nikolaus Vetter (1666–1734)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’ (‘Now come, Saviour of the heathen’)
Andreas Kneller (1649–1724)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’ (‘Now come, Saviour of the heathen’)
Final organ voluntary
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (‘Wake, O wake, a voice is calling’)

5.30 p.m. Advent carol service

Office Hymn 25 i Creator of the stars of night CONDITOR ALME
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)—This is the truth sent from above
Elizabeth Poston (1905–87)—Jesus Christ the apple tree
arr. Charles Wood (1866–1926)—Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
Processional Hymn 32 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
Hymn 49 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Hymn 31 Lo, he comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' (‘Come now, Saviour of the gentiles')

Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’ (‘Wake, O wake, a voice is calling')

Note about the music.

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Sunday 25 November

Christ the King

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Ordinary Time
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Gloria; Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

Introit 163 All hail the power of Jesu’s name MILES LANE
Psalm 93    
Offertory 166 Crown him with many crowns DIADEMATA
Communion 589 ii The King of love my shepherd is ST COLUMBA
Post Communion 490 I Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TRURO

Organ music before the service
Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)—Adagio from Symphony no. 5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ('Dearest Jesu, we are here) BWV 706
Final organ voluntary
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Toccata in F BuxWV 156

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Sunday 18 November

Second Sunday before Advent

10.00 Baptism, Confirmations and Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
A service of Baptism, Confirmation and Sung Eucharist
Mass setting
Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)—Ave verum corpus

Gathering song Here in this place, new light is streaming GATHER US IN
Gradual 191 O thou who camest from above HEREFORD
Offertory 538 O Jesus, I have promised WOLVERCOTE
Communion 287 Broken for me, broken for you BROKEN FOR ME
Post Communion 429 Forth in the peace of Christ we go DUKE STREET

Organ music before the service
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—O Gott, du frommer Gott ('Oh God, you righteous God')
Final organ voluntary
George Friderick Handel (1685–1759)—Overture HWV 351

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 490 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun TRURO
Psalm 142
Canticles: Set A
Hymn before sermon 563 Rejoice! The Lord is King GOPSAL
Hymn after sermon 164 Christ, above all glory seated WYCHBOLD
Final hymn 163 All hail the power of Jesu's name MILES LANE

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Friday 16 November

Service of thanksgiving for the life of Glynnis Mayes

1.00 Funeral, Requiem Mass and Burial

Order of Service
Service of thanksgiving for the life of Glynnis Mayes
Mass setting
Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)—Requeim aeternam, Kyrie eleison, In Paradisum from Requiem

Hymn 411 Dear Lord and Father of mankind REPTON
Offertory 368 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL
Communion 383 Be still, for the presence of the Lord BE STILL
Post Communion 398 Praise, my soul. the King of heaven PRAISE, MY SOUL

Organ music before the service
Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)—Veni, Creator Spiritus ('Come, Creator spirit')
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)—Pavanne
Final music
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)—Berceuse from Dolly Suite Op. 56 no.1

Music by Fauré, so important to Glynnis, dominates the service. At the end, the Berceuse in Alfred Cortot's solo piano arrangement was a piece Glynnis like to play daily. And how appropraite for Glynnis and Sandy to discover that Fauré originally wrote the piece (30 years before the rest of the Suite) with the title 'La Chanson dans le jardin' (The Song in the garden)!

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Sunday 11 November

Remembrance Sunday

9.30 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Kingdom Season
Mass setting
Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Henry Purcell (c.1659–95)—Thow knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Anthem for the funeral of Queen Mary II, 1695)

Introit 369 All people that on earth do dwell OLD HUNDRETH
Gradual 356 Judge eternal, throned in splendour RHUDDLAN
Offertory 427 For the healing of the nations PICARDY
Communion 516 Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN
Post Communion 355 I vow to thee, my country THAXTED

Organ music before the service
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—Wie lieblish sind deine Wohnungen ('How lovely are thy dwellings') from Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op. 45
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Sinfonia from Cantata 156 Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe ('I stand wth one foot in the grave')
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf ('Lord God, now open up the heavens') BWV617

At the Cross in the Market Square
Two verses of National Anthem (354)
537 O God, our help in ages past ST ANNE

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Sunday 4 November

All Saints Sunday

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All-age Parish Eucharist on All Saints Sunday with Holy Baptism
Mass setting
Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—Ave verum corpus

Introit 215 For all thy saints, O Lord MOUNT EPHRAIM
Gradual  — For all the saints who showed your love O WALY WALY
Offertory 232 For all the saints who from their labours rest SINE NOMINE
Communion 482 Jerusalem the golden EWING
Post Communion  — O when the saints go marching in O WHEN THE SAINTS

Organ music before the service
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Offertoire sur 'Rex gloriose, praesulum''
Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Marche religieuse sur 'Iste confessor''

5.30 p.m. A Celebration of Remembrance and Hope

Office Hymn 152 Now is eternal life CHRISTCHURCH
During lighting of candles: Purcell—Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
Psalm 23 in the setting by Bob Chilcott
Hymn after sermon 331 We pray thee, heavenly Father OFFERTORIUM 93
Hymn during lighting of candles 482 Jerusalem the golden EWING
Final hymn 20 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise ELLERS

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf' ('Lord God, now open up the heavens') BWV 617
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier' ('Dearest Jesus, we are here') BWV 633

Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin' ('With peace and joy I depart') BWV 616

The Bach chorale preludes from the Orgelbüchlein, BWV 616 and 617, are both based on Lutheran versions of the Nunc dimittis that we say together towards the end of this memorial service.

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Friday 2 November

All Souls' Day (The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed)

7.30 p.m. Requiem Eucharist

Order of Service
Requiem Eucharist for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Requiem Mass setting
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

 

Gathering hymn 589 i The King of love my shepherd is DOMINUS REGIT ME
Psalm 23    
Communion hymn 352 ii Jesu, Son of Mary CASWALL
Sending out 148 Jesus live! thy terrors now ST ALBINUS

Organ music before the service
Louis Vierne (1870–1937)—Berceuse (sur les paroles classiques) Op. 31 No. 19
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)—Pavane pour une infante défunte
Final organ voluntary
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)—Pavane Op. 50

There is a musical succession from Vierne. who, like Fauré, had been assistant to Widor at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, through Fauré himself to his pupil Maurice Ravel.

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Sunday 28 October

Dedication Festival (and Ss Simon and Jude)

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Communion motet
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—Ave verum corpus

Introit 585 The church’s one foundation AURELIA
Psalm 122    
Offertory 165 Christ is the king, O friends rejoice GELOBT SEI GOTT
Communion 456 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! NICAEA
Post Communion 395 Christ is our corner-stone HAREWOOD

Organ music before the service
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)—Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr ('Glory be to God on high')
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Fughetta: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr ('Glory be to God on high') BWV 677
Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Sortie: Fête de la Dédicace des Églises (Exit Music for the Feast of the Dedication of a church) Op.65 No. 51

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Sunday 21 October

Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Communion motet
Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)—The Lord's my shepherd

Introit 377 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart ANGEL VOICES
Psalm 91.9–end    
Offertory 622 Will you come and follow me KELVINGROVE
Communion 308 Just as I am, without one plea SAFFRON WALDON
Post Communion 362 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord WOODLANDS

Organ music before the service
Léon Boëllmann (1862–97)—Andantino from Deuxième Suite op. 27
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen ('Dearest Jesus, how have you offended') BWV1093
Final organ voluntary
William Lloyd Webber (1914–82)—Postlude from Six Sketches for organ

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Sunday 14 October

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

 

Introit 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE
Psalm 90. 12-end    
Offertory 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Communion 201 Can we by searching find out God ST BERNARD
  338 My God, accept my heart this day ST PETER
Post Communion 581 ii Take my life, and let it be NOTTINGHAM

Organ music before the service
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu wir sind hier (''Dear Jesu, we are here') BWV 731
John Rutter (b. 1945)—Prelude: Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Final organ voluntary
Anon. Italian (18th cent.)—Toccata and Fuge

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Sunday 7 October

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity / 'Stewardship Sunday' / Harvest Festival

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
Andrew Carter (b. 1939)—For the beauty of the earth

Introit 273 Praise, O praise our God and King MONKLAND
Psalm 126    
Offertory 250 All creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Communion 272 Praise and thanksgiving BUNESSAN
Post Communion 262 O Lord my God, when I in
awesome wonder
HERE I AM, LORD

Organ music before the service
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Pastorale from Sonata No. 1, Op.42
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Nun danket alle Gott ('Now thank we all our God') BWV 657

5.00 p.m. Harvest Praise

  270 Come, ye thankful people come ST GEORGE'S WINDSOR
  275 We plough the fields, and scatter WIR PFLÜGEN
  254 For the fruits of his creation AR HYD a NOS
  453 Great is thy faithfulness FAITHFULNESS

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Pastorella BWV 590

Final organ voluntary
Vicente Rodriguez (?1685–1760)—Sonata XIX from Libro de tocatas para cimbalo

The hymns, motet and organ music combine the themes of the readings for the day (Proper 22,
Year B), stewardship and harvest festival, with a concentration on stewardship (and creation) in the morning and harvest in the afternoon. But there is overlap between all three. The communion hymn in the morning has a local association as Albert Bayly's words were first published in the Rodborough Hymnal of 1964.

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Sunday 30 September

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
Richard Farrant (c.1525–80)—Hide not thou thy face

Introit 6 i New every morning is the love MELCOMBE
Psalm 19. 7–end    
Offertory 598 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy CORVEDALE
Communion 467 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds ST PETER
Post Communion 453 Great is thy faithfulness FAITHFULNESS

Organ music before the service
attrib. Nicholas Carleton (c.1570–1630)—Gloria tibi Trinitas ('Glory to you, O Trinity')
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut ('Lord Jesus Christ, you highest goodness') BWV1114
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Wir glauben all an einen Gott ('We all believe in one God') BWV1098

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