Sunday 1 December

First Sunday of Advent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Introit Longing for light, we wait in darkness CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT
Gradual    Children’s choir sing 'Be bold, be strong' and 'You shall go out with joy'
Offertory 31 Lo, he comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
Communion 1 32 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
Communion 2 37 The Lord will come and not be slow ST STEPHEN
Post Communion 601 Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown MARGARET

Organ music before the service
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Final organ voluntary
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5.30 p.m. Evensong

Processional Hymn 32 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
  39 Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling WACHET AUF
  309 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  34 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry WINCHESTER NEW
  49 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
  24 Come, thou long-expected Jesus CROSS OF JESUS
  31 Lo, he comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY

Organ music before the service
Advent chorales by J. S. Bach (1685–1750), Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707) and Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux (1921–68)

Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’ (‘Wake, O wake, a voice is calling') BWV 645

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Sunday 24 November

Christ the King

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Kingdom Season
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950); Sanctus, Benedictus, Acclamation, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (1929–2019)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)—Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11

Gathering song 170 Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it JESUS IS LORD
Psalm 46      
Offertory 311 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour ST HELEN
Communion 573 i Son of God, eternal Saviour EVERTON
Sending out 466 How shall I sing that majesty COE FEN

Organ music before the service
Nicolas de Grigny (c.1671–1703)—Duo: Glorificamus te ('We glorify you'); Récit de tierce en taille: Domine Deus, Rex caelestis ('Lord God, heavenly King')
Final organ voluntary
Louis J. A. Lefébure-Wély (1817–69)—Sortie (in E flat)

The music continues last week's theme of Christ the King, 'the crown of the liturgical year' according to Pope Francis – and not only in the hymns. The pieces from de Grigny's Livre d'Orgue are movements from the Gloria praising Christ as King. The sublimely mystical Récit contains a famous A sharp that did not exist within the temperament at the time and is probably a misprint. But J. S. Bach thought highly enough of the music to copy it all out by hand, and he did not 'correct' the note – so if JSB accepted it, that is what will be played today.
The text of Racine's Cantique is a prayer addressed to the 'Verbe égal au Très-Haut' (the 'Word, one with the Highest').
Perhaps the one definite thing that can be said about Lefébure-Wely's Sorties is that they were not written for this feast, since the 'Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe' only dates from 1925. But they were certainly written for liturgical use at the end of Mass, and one can well imagine the composer playing such a piece in Saint-Sulpice on the final Sunday of the church's year before the comparative austerity of Advent.

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Sunday 17 November

Second Sunday before Advent

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Kingdom Season
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950); Sanctus, Benedictus, Acclamation, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (1929–2019)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47)—Above all praise and majesty

Gathering hymn 399 Christians, lift up your hearts SALVE FESTA DIES
Psalm 98    
Offertory 278 Alleluia, sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL
Communion 305 I come with joy, a child of God ST BOTOLPH
Sending out 609 To God be the glory, great things he has done TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Organ music before the service
Gottfried Walther (1684–1748), formerly attributed to J. S. Bach—Ach Gott und Herr (O Lord and God)
Final organ voluntary
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Ach Gott und Herr (O Lord and God) BuxWV 177

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 386 Crown him with many crowns DIADEMATA
Psalm 97
Canticles: Set C
Hymn before sermon 445 God moves in a mysterious way LONDON NEW
Final hymn 591 The kingdom of God is justice and joy HANOVER

Organ music before the service
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—Ach Gott und Herr (O Lord and God)

In the final two Sundays of the church's year all the music looks towards the celebration of Christ as Universal King.

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Sunday 10 November

Remembrance Sinday

9.45 Presentation of banners and Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Kingdom Season
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950); Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (1929–2019)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Henry Purcell (c.1659–95)—Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Gathering hymn 369 All people that on earth do dwell OLD HUNDREDTH
Offertory 427 For the healing of the nations ALLELUIA DULCE CARMEN
Communion 352 Jesu, Son of Mary CASWALL
Sending out 355 I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above THAXTED

Organ music before the service
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—Chorale Prelude: O wie selig seid doch, ihr Frommen ('O how blessed are you, the righteous') Op. 122 No. 6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Sinfonia: Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe ('I stand with one foot in the grave') BWV 156
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Sinfonia: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (''For you, O Lord, I long') BWV 150

10.50 Ceremony at the Market Cross

Hymn 537 O God, our help in ages past ST ANNE

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Sunday 3 November

All Saints’ Day (transferred)

10.00 All-Age Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All-Age Worship for All Saints
Mass setting
Gloria: Peruvian; Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

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

Gathering hymn 215 For all thy saints, O Lord MOUNT EPHRAIM
Gradual: the children's choir will sing 'I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart' and 'We are marching in the light of God'
Offertory 232 For all the saints who from their labours rest SINE NOMINE
Communion 217 Glory to thee, O God HAREWOOD
Sending out O when the saints go marching in O WHEN THE SAINTS

Organ music before the service
Louis Vierne (1870–1937)—Berceuse (sur les paroles classiques)
Final organ voluntary
William Mathias (1934–92)—Processional (1964)

5.30 p.m. A Celebration of Remembrance and Hope

Hymn 112 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN
Psalm 23 in the setting by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)—The Lord's my Shepherd
Canticles: Set C
Hymn 309 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
Hymn 368 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL

Organ music before the service
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—'Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen' ('How lovely are thy dwellings') from Ein deutsches Requiem op.45
William Mathias (1934–92)—Canzonetta op.78 no.21
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) and Charles Gounod (1818–93)—Ave Maria

Final organ voluntary
George Friderick Handel (1685–1759)—'I know that my redeemer liveth' from The Messiah

Music by William Mathias after the Eucharist this morning and before the memorial serivce this afternoon. It would have been his 85th birthday two days earlier on 'real' All Saints Day.

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Sunday 27 October

Dedication Sunday and third Sunday of Stewardship Campaign

10.00 Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni (1657–1743)—Cantate Domino ('O sing to the Lord a new song' Psalm 149)

Gathering song 211 We love the place, O God QUAM DILECTA
Psalm 126:1–6    
Offertory 605 Through the night of doubt and sorrow MARCHING 416 ii
Communion 520 May the grace of Christ our Saviour WALTHAM
Sending out 581 ii Take my life and let it be NOTTINGHAM

Organ music before the service
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)—Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' ('To God alone be glory in the highest')
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' BWV 677
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748)—Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Johann Krebs (1713–80)—Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Final organ voluntary
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)—Sortie pour le Fête de la Dédicace des églises ('Postlude for the Feast of the Dedication of churches') from L'Organiste liturgiste vol. 9

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Sunday 20 October 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

10.00 The Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)—Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body)

Gathering song 619 When morning gilds the skies LAUDES DOMINI
Psalm 157.1–7    
Offertory 250 All creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Communion 489 Jesus, Lord, we look to thee VIENNA
Sending out 430 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go SONG 34

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten ('Who only lets dear God rule') BWV 647, 690 and 691
Final organ voluntary
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748)—Lobe den Herren ('Praise to the Lord')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 515 Lord, thy Word abideth RAVENSHAW
Psalm 149

Canticles: Set B

Hymn after sermon 576 Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness BLOW THE WIND SOUTHERKY
Final hymn 183 Holy Spirit, come, confirm us ALL FOR JESUS

Organ music before the service
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—Was Gott tut, das ist wohngetan ('What God does is done well')

Final organ voluntary
Nicolas de Grigny (c.1671–1703)—Veni Creator en taille ('Come, Creator Spirit' - melody in the tenor)

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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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