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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