Sunday 23 December

Fourth 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. Charles Wood (1866–1926)—Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary

Gathering hymn 32 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
Psalm 80.1–8    
Offertory 65 O day of God, draw near DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Communion 37 The Lord will come and not be slow ST STEPHEN
Sending out 362 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord WOODLANDS

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)—Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (‘Now comes the Saviour of all people') BWV 699
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (‘Now comes the Saviour of all people')
Final organ voluntary
Nicolas de Grigny (c.1671–1703)—Ave maris stella (‘Hail, star of the sea') Fugue à 4; Duo; Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux

5.30 p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols

Carol Once in royal David’s city
Choir  arr. Ferguson—People look East
Carol O little town of Bethlehem 
Choir  The holly and the ivy
Choir  Poston—Jesus Christ the Apple
Carol God rest you merry, gentlemen
Choir  Chilcott—Away in a manger
Carol Angels from the realms of glory 
Carol While shepherds watched  
Carol The first Nowell
Choir Adam—O holy night!
Carol O come, all ye faithful
Carol  Hark! the herald-angels sing

Organ music before the service
Johannes Brahms (1833–97)—Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (‘Lo, how a rose, e'er blooming') Op. 122
David Willcocks (1919–2015)—Prelude on Irby (‘Once in royal David's city')
Final organ voluntary
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)—In dulci jubilo  BWV 645

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