Sunday 30 December

First Sunday of Christmas (The Holy Family)

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

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

Motet during communion
arr. John Stainer (1840–1901)—What child is this, who, laid to rest

Introit 44 Angels from the realms of glory IRIS
Psalm 148.7–end    
Offertory 52 ‘Glory to God!’ All heaven with joy is ringing HIGHWOOD
Communion 72 Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour FRAGRANCE
Post Communion 81 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided LORD OF THE YEARS

Organ music before the service
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau (1663–1712)—Chorale Prelude on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her' 
('From heaven above to earth I come')
Albrecht Hänlein (1840–1909)—Weihnachtspastorale: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her' 
('Christmas Pastoral: From heaven above to earth I come')
Final organ voluntary
Claude Balbastre (1724–99)—Joseph est bien marié ('Joseph has married well'): theme and four variations 
based on a traditional French Noël melody

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