Sunday 13 October

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
Martin How (b. 1931)—Fairest Lord Jesus

Gathering song 426 Firmly I believe and truly HALTON HOLGATE
Psalm 24:1–6    
Offertory 233 i Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult ST ANDREW
Communion 557 i Praise to the Holiest in the height GERONTIUS
Sending out 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE

Organ music before the service
David Blackwell (b. 1961)—Prelude: Gerontius ('Praise to the holiest in the height')
Final organ voluntary
Vicente Rodriguez (?1685–1760) Sonata

At the same time as we celebrate this Eucharist, John Henry Newman is being canonized in Rome. We sing extracts from Newman's poem The Dream of Gerontius, as a Gathering Song and during communion, while the music before the service includes David Blackwell's pastorale based on the hymn tune, Gerontius, used for 'Praise to the holiest in the height' and that finishes with a reference to the music that Elgar wrote to accompany the same words in his great oratorio. Offertory and final hymn relate to the themes of this first of three Sundays devoted to our stewardship campaign.

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Sunday 6 October

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity and Harvest Thanksgiving

10.00 Parish Eucharist with presentation of harvest gifts

Order of Service
Harvest Thanksgiving at the All Age Eucharist
Mass setting
Peruvian Gloria; Eucharistic Prayer Sanctus, Acclamation and Doxology from 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord', Agnus Dei from David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Songs from the children's choir
Mister Noah built an ark and The farmer sows his seeds
Motet during communion
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)—Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre ('The heavens sing praises to God')

Gathering song 275 We plough the fields and scatter WIR PFLÜGEN
Offertory 274 To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise GOLDEN SHEAVES
Communion 254 For the fruits of his creation EAST ACKLAM
Sending out 262 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder HOW GREAT THOU ART

Organ music before the service
Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)—Dance scherzo on Wir pflügen ('We plough the fields and scatter')
Final organ voluntary
Alan Spedding (1938–2014)—Deo Gracias 'East Acklam' ('Thanks be to God', based on the tune of 'For the fruits of his creation')

5.30 p.m. in Holy Trinity, Amberley A Benefice Service of Harvest Thanksgiving

Gathering hymn 275 We plough the fields and scatter WIR PFLÜGEN
Song of Praise 273 Praise, O praise our God and King MONKLAND
After confesson 453 Great is thy faithfulness FAITHFULNESS
Hymn 271 God, whose farm is all creation GOTT WILL'S MACHEN
Sending out 254 For the fruits of his creation AR HYD Y NOS
Organ music before the service
David Blackwell (b. 1961)—Chorale Fughetta on Monkland ('Praise, O praise our God and King')
Max Reger (1873–1916)—Lobe den Herren ('Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation')
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Nun danket alle Gott ('Now thank we all our God') BWV 657



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Sunday 29 September

Michael and All Angels

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Gathering song 626 Ye holy angels bright DARWALL'S 148TH
Psalm 103.19–22    
Offertory 245 i Around the throne of God a band SOLOTHURN
Communion 1 246 Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels COELITES PLAUDANT
Communion 2 294 Dearest Jesu, we are here LIEBSTER JESU
Sending out 377 Angel-voices ever singing ANGEL VOICES

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Herzlich tut mich verlangen ('Dearly do I desire it') BWV 727
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Vater unser ('Our Father') BWV 737
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ('Dearest Jesu, we are here') BWV 706
Final organ voluntary
Georg Andreas Sorge (1703–78)—Fughetta in B flat

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Sunday 22 September

Fourteenth 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
John Rutter (b. 1945)—A Clare Benediction

Gathering song 497 Let all the world in every corner sing LUCKINGTON
Psalm 113    
Offertory 610 To the name of our salvation ORIEL
Communion 98 Lord, teach us how to pray aright ST HUGH
Sending out 418 Father, Lord of all creation ABBOT'S LEIGH

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ('Dearest Jesus, we are here') Canon at the 5th BWV 633
Final organ voluntary
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Fuga BuxWV 174

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Sunday 15 September

Thirteenth 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) or John Hilton—Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake

Gathering song 474 Immortal, invisible, God only wise ST DENIO
Psalm 51.1–11    
Offertory 593 The Lord my pasture shall prepare SURREY
Communion 375 Amazing grace (how sweet the sound) AMAZING GRACE
Sending out 604 Through all the changing scenes of life WILTSHIRE

Organ music before the service
Percy Whitlock (1903–46)—'Andante Tranquillo' from Five Short Pieces
Final organ voluntary
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748)—'Allegro' from Concerto del Signor Meck

Walther identiries the violinist Joseph Meck as the original composer, but in fact it is a movement from Vivaldi's E minor Violin Concerto RV275

5.30 p.m. A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for our Community

Gathering hymn 558 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation LOBE DEN HERREN
Before the Gospel 418 Father, Lord of all creation ABBOT'S LEIGH
Before the Address 393 Brother, sister, let me serve you SERVANT SONG
Sending out 81 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided LORD OF THE YEARS
Organ music before the service
Philip Moore (b. 1943)—Lobe den Herren ('Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation')
Max Reger (1873–1916)—Lobe den Herren ('Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation')
Final organ voluntary
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Fantasia



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Sunday 8 September

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

Gathering song 582 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said BRESLAU
Psalm 1      
Offertory 538 O Jesus, I have promised WOLVERCOTE
Communion 393 Brother, sister, let me serve you SERVANT SONG
Sending out 469 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Christe, aller Welt Trost ('Christ, comfort of all the world') BWV 673
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Von Gott will ich nicht lassen ('From God I will not stray')
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele Fugato ('Rejoice greatly, O my soul') BWV Anh.53
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele ('Rejoice greatly, O my soul')
BWV Anh.52

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Sunday 1 September

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

10.00 All-age Eucharist with baptism of Sydney and Oscar Bailey

Order of Service
The all-age Eucharist
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

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

Gathering song 435 i Glorious things of thee are spoken ABBOT'S LEIGH
Gradual 355 I vow to thee my country THAXTED
Offertory O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages LONDONDERRY AIR
Communion 315 Now let us from this table rise SOLOTHURN
Sending out 513 Lord, the light of your love is shining SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Allein Gott in der Hõh sei Ehr ('To God alone be glory in the highest') BWV 711
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Allein Gott in der Hõh sei Ehr ('To God alone be glory in the highest') Emans Nr.25
Final organ voluntary
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Toccata in F BuxWV 157

In the choice of communion motet we note the 150th anniversary of the birth of Walford Davies on
6 September

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 23 The duteous day now closeth INNSBRUCK
Psalm 119.81–88

Canticles: Set A

Anthem: Thomas Morley (1557–1603)—This is the day which the Lord has made

Hymn after sermon 494 King of glory, King of peace GWALCHMAI
Final hymn 599 Thine for ever, God of love NEWINGTON

Organ music before the service
Louis Vierne (1870–1937)—Canon no. 6 from 24 Pièces en style libre

Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ ('To you alone, Lord Jesus Christ') BWV 1100

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Sunday 25 August

Tenth 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
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) arr. William H. Harris (1883–1973)—King of glory, King of peace

Gathering hymn 555 Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven PRAISE, MY SOUL
Psalm 103.1–8    
Offertory 424 Fill thou my life, O Lord my God RICHMOND
Communion 565 Rock of ages, cleft for me PETRA
Sending out 563 Rejoice, the Lord is King GOPSAL

Organ music before the service
William H. Harris (1883–1973)—Prelude
Final organ voluntary
George Friderick Handel (1685–1759)—Allegro from Concerto in F major HWV 295

The communion motet, Harris's romantic elaboration of a J. S. Bach chorale, suggested preceding the service with the organ prelude that Harris composed in 1931 in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where Bach had been organist 200 years earlier. The final voluntary takes its cue from the final hymn that has music by G. F. Handel.

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Sunday 18 August

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9.00 Circus Service in the Big Top

No choir
Introit: Scurrae emissio ??

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 14 Glory to thee, my God, this night TALLIS'S CANON
Psalm 119.17–24

Canticles: Set E

Anthem: Leonard J. White (1910–70)—A prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Hymn after sermon 435 ii Glorious things of thee are spoken AUSTRIA
Final hymn 372 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine ENGELBERG

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ('Dearest Jesus, we are here') Canon at the 5th BWV 633

Final organ voluntary
Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)—Gavotte

 

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Sunday 11 August

Eighth 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
Leonard J. White (1910–70)—A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Gathering hymn 40 Ye servants of the Lord NARENZA
Psalm 33.12–21    
Offertory 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE
Communion 308 i Just as I am, without one plea SAFFRON WALDEN
Sending out 81 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided LORD OF THE YEARS

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Christus, der ist mein Leben ('Christ, who is my life') BWV 1112
Final organ voluntary
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut ('Glory and praise be to the highest Good, the Father of all good')

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Sunday 4 August

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

10.00 All-age Eucharist with baptism of Rosie Francis

Order of Service
The all-age Eucharist
Mass setting
David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas

Motet during communion
David J. Evans (b. 1957) arr. Richard Shephard (b. 1949)—Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Gathering song 175 i Come down, O Love divine DOWN AMPNEY
Gradual 250 All creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Offertory 442 God is love, let heaven adore him HYFRYDOL (278)
Communion Put peace into each other’s hands ST COLUMBA (11 i)
Sending out 626 Ye holy angels bright DARWALL'S 148TH

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Gott ist mein Heil ('The Lord is my salvation') BWV 1106
Final organ voluntary
Hieronymus Florentin Quehl (b. c.1690)—Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein ('Rejoice, dear Christian people')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 18 O strength and stay, upholding all creation STRENGTH AND STAY
Psalm 107.1–9
Canticles: Set D
Hymn after sermon 183 Holy Spirit, come, confirm us ALL FOR JESUS
Final hymn 618 When, in our music, God is glorified ENGELBERG

Organ music before the service
Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)—Allegretto in E flat

Final organ voluntary
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau (1663–1712)—Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott ('Come. Holy Spirit, Lord God')

 

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Sunday 28 July

Sixth 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
Robert Stone (1516–1613)—The Lord's Prayer

Gathering hymn 492 Jesus, where’er thy people meet WAREHAM
Psalm 138    
Offertory 523 My God, how wonderful thou art WESTMINSTER
Communion 421 Father of heaven, whose love profound RIVAULX
Sending out 496 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us MANNHEIM

Organ music before the service
Georg Böhm (1661–1733)—Vater unser im Himmelreich ('Our Father in heaven')
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Vater unser im Himmelreich ('Our Father in heaven')
Improvisation based on Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)—Pater noster ('Our Father')
Final organ voluntary
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau (1663–1712)—Vater unser im Himmelreich ('Our Father in heaven')
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)—Vater unser im Himmelreich ('Our Father in heaven')

From today's Gospel reading: '''Jesus said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name ...' And so today the communion motet and organ voluntaries are all based on the Lord's Prayer, the voluntaries including ones by J. S. Bach and Friedrich Zachau, Handel's first teacher and predecessor of Bach at the cathedral in Halle.
Robert Stone's setting of the Lord's Prayer was written around 1550 when he was a member of the Chapel Royal. It will be preceded by Responses by John Sanders, organist at Gloucester Cathedral until 1994. He and Julian Elloway received their Honorary Fellowships of the Guild of Church Musicians at the same ceremony in Westminster Cathedral in 2003.

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Sunday 21 July

Fifth 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
Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)—Irish Blessing

Gathering song 558 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation lLOBE DEN HERREN
Psalm 15    
Offertory 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Communion 485 Jesu, the very thought of thee ST AGNES (DYKES)
Sending out 386 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart SLANE

Organ music before the service
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)—Gott der Vater wohn uns bei ('God the Father lives with us')
Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan ('What God does, that is done well')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 221 i How bright those glorious spirits shine! BEATITUDINO
Psalm 139
Canticles: Set C
Hymn after sermon 139 Blest be the everlasting God BISHOPTHORPE 475
Final hymn 150 Love’s redeeming work is done SAVANNAH

Organ music before the service
David Blackwell (b. 1961)—Reflection on Savannah ('Love's redeeming work is done')

Final organ voluntary
Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)—Allegretto in B flat

 

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