Tuesday 25 December

Christmas Day—The Nativity of our Lord

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
Christmas morning Eucharist
Mass setting
Gloria: David Thorne (b. 1950)—Mass of St Thomas;
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)—Festive Eucharist

Motet during communion
Polish traditional, arr.David Willcocks (1919–2015)—Infant holy, Infant lowly

Gathering   O come, all ye faithful ADESTE, FIDELES
Gradual   While shepherds watched their flocks by night WINCHESTER OLD
Crib   Once in royal David's city IRBY
Offertory   God rest you merry GOD REST YOU MERRY
Communion 1   In the bleak mid-winter CRANHAM
Communion 2   See amid the wonter's snow HUMILITY
Sending out   Hark! the herald-angels sing MENDELSSOHN

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Fughetta on 'Gottes Sohn ist kommen' ('God's Son has come')
Final organ voluntary
Germain Rivière (1907–83)—Trois Noëls en Variations (Variations 1, 3 and 4, based on 'Ding dong! merrily on high')

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