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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