Sunday 16 December

Third 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
arr. Edward C. Bairstow (1874–1946)—Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Gathering hymn 26 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding MERTON
Psalm 146.4–end    
Offertory 38 The people that in darkness sat DUNDEE
Communion 33 O day of God, draw near ST MICHAEL
Sending out 27 Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes BRISTOL

Organ music before the service
David Thorne (b. 1950))—Chorale Prelude on Merton (‘Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding')
Final organ voluntary
Healey Willan (1880–1968)—'Chorale Prelude on Gelobt  sei Gott' (‘Praised be God')

5.30 p.m. Evensong

Office Hymn 25 i Creator of the stars of night CONDITOR ALME
Psalm 50. 1–6
Canticles: Set B
Hymn before sermon 32 The kingdom of God is justice and joy HANOVER
Hymn after sermon 36 The advent of our King FRANCONIA 391
Final hymn 40 Ye servants of the Lord ST CECILIA

Organ music before the service
Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux (1921–68)—Chorale Prelude on Rorate Coeli: Choral orné (‘Drop down, ye heavens, from above')

Final organ voluntary
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott' (‘Praise be to the all-powerful God') BWV 602


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