Sunday 19 August 10am – CHOIR

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Prov 9.1-6, Eph 5.15-20, Jn 6.51-58 My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink Jesus_Bread_Mosaic

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motets: Ego sum panis vivus* (Palestrina); Ave maris stella** (C. Willcock)
  • Communio: (Jn 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; TIS 501 Sing my tongue HOLYWOOD
  • Organ Prelude: Organ Sonata 3 (2nd mvt) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Sesti Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: Der Papst-Hymnus – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ego sum panis vivus. 
Patres vestri manducaverunt manna in deserto, et mortui sunt. 
Hic est panis de coelo descendens: si quis ex ipso manducaverit, non morietur.

I am the living bread.
Your forebears ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, whoever eats of this will not die.

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**Ave, maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo,
Felix caeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Hevae nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce

Monstra te esse matrem
Sumat per te preces,
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos,
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram,
Iter para tutum,
Ut videntes Jesum,
Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus
Spiritui Sancto,
Tribus honor unus. Amen.


Hail, star of the sea,
loving Mother of God,
and also always a virgin,
Happy gate of heaven.

Receiving that Ave
from Gabriel’s mouth
confirm us in peace,
Reversing Eva’s name.

Break the chains of sinners,
Bring light to the blind,
Drive away our evils,
Ask for all good.

Show yourself to be a mother,
May he accept prayers through you,
he who, born for us,
Chose to be yours.

O unique virgin,
Meek above all,
Make us, absolved from sin,
Gentle and chaste.

Keep life pure,
Make the journey safe,
So that, seeing Jesus,
We may always rejoice together.

Let there be praise to God the Father,
Glory to Christ in the highest,
To the Holy Spirit,
One honor to all three. Amen.

English translation by Allen H. Simon

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Sunday 12 August 10am – CANTOR

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

1 Kng 19.4-8, Eph 4.30-5.2, Jn 6.41-51 I am the living bread come down from heaven Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Ave verum corpus* (Mozart)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Panis quem ego dedero, caro mea est pro saeculi vita The bread which I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
  • Hymns: Christ is the bread of life BREAD OF LIFE, TIS 529 By your priestly power, O risen lord TRAVALLI
  • Organ Prelude: Pastorale – Sydney Watson (1903-1991)
  • Organ Offertorium: Kyrie – François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Improvisation on ‘O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort’ – Sigrid Karg-Ebert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Chief Assistant Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Ave, verum corpus natum
de Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
unda fluxit et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.
Hail the true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of humanity;
From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.
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Sunday 5 August 10am – CHOIR

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 Whoever comes to me will never be hungry 


  • Mass setting: Missa Pater Noster (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Venite Comedite*  (William Byrd)
  • Communio: (Wis 16.20) Panem de caelo dedisti nobis Domine, habentem omne delectamentum, et omnem saporem suavitatis You have given us bread from heaven, O Lord, containing in itself all delight, and every flavour of sweetness
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O thou great redeemer CWM RHONDDA; O saving victim MELCOMBE
  • Organ Prelude: Prélude du premier ton – Nicolas Gigault (1625-1707)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘C’ – Alan Rawsthorne (b. 1929)
  • Organ Voluntary: Dialogue sur les grands jeux (Mass for the Convents) – François Couperin (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Venite comedite panem meum, et bibite vinum quod miscui vobis.

Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have prepared for you.

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Sunday 29 July 10am – CANTOR

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

2 Kings 4.42-44, Eph 4.1-6, Jn 6.1-5 (feeding the multitudes) 

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Panis Angelicus* (C. Franck)
  • Communio: (Prov 3.9-10) Honora Dominum de tua substantia… Honour the lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then shall your barns be filled with abundance
  • Hymns: TIS 598, Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON; TIS 510 My God, your table now is spread t. TIS 342 ROCKINGHAM
  • Organ Prelude: Largo (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Offertorium: Primer Tono (Anon. Portuguese)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘c’ minor (5-part) BWV 562 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Chief Assistant Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis cœlicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, Pauper,
servus et humilis.

The bread of angels
Becomes bread for humankind;
This heavenly bread gives
an end to all forms.
Oh, wonderful fact!
The Lord feeds the poor,
The slave, the lowly.

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Sunday 22 July 10am – CHOIR

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 (sheep without a shepherd) 


  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis (Palestrina)
  • Motet: The Lord is My Shepherd* (Goodall)
  • Communio: (ps 50.21) Acceptabis sacrificium iustititiae, oblationes et holocausta, super altare tuum, Domine You shall accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and burnt offerings upon your altar Lord.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of Souls NEUMARK; TIS 495 Father, we give you thanks SPRITUS VITAE
  • Organ Prelude: Diapason Movement – William Goodwin (d. 1784)
  • Organ Offertorium: In nomine – Richard Allwood (16th century)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want,
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures,
He leadeth me beside the still waters.

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil,
For you are with me, you will comfort me.

Surely goodness and mercy,
shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Sunday 15 July 10am – CHOIR

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Amos 7.12-15; Eph 1.3-14; Mk 6.7-13 (the calling and sending of the twelve) 


  • Mass setting: Missa L’homme armé (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Cantique de Jean Racine* (Faure)
  • Communio: Passer invenit sibi domum, et turtur nidum, ubi reponat pullos suos: altaria tua Domine virtutum, Rex meus, et Deus meus: beati qui habitant in domo tua, in saeculum saeculi laudabunt te. The sparrow has found herself a home and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God! Happy are those who dwell in your house. They will praise you forever and ever.
  • Hymns: TIS 485 My God, accept my heart this day BELMONT; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI
  • Organ Prelude: Prière à Notre-Dame (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
  • Organ Offertorium: Plain-chant – Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Verbe égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance, Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux. De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence: divin sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux. Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante; que tout l’enfer fuie au son de ta voix. Dissipe le sommeil d’une âme languissante qui la conduit à l’oubli de tes lois! Ô Christ ! sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle, pour te bénir maintenant assemblé. Reçois les chants qu’il offre à ta gloire immortelle, et de tes dons qu’il retourne comblé. 

Word of God, one with the most high, in whom alone we have our hope. Everlasting day of heaven and earth, we break the silence of the peaceful nigh. Saviour divine, cast your eyes upon us! Pour on us the fire of your mighty grace, that all hell may flee at the sound of your voice. Banish the slumber of a weary soul that brings forgetfulness of your laws! O Christ, look with favour upon your faithful people now gathered here to praise you. Receive their hymns offered to your endless glory; may they go forth filled with your gifts. 

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Sunday 8 July 10am – CANTOR

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Ezek 2.2-5; 2Cor 12.7-10; Mk 6.1-6 (a prophet despised in his own country) 

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Introit: We wait for thy loving kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. O God according to thy name so is thy praise until the world’s end. Thy right hand is full of righteousness. Alleluia.
  • Motet: Psalm 121:1-8: I will lift mine eyes (A. Dvorak)*
  • Communio: (Gregorian)  Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus: beatus vir, qui sperat in eo Taste and see the goodness of the Lord: Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord
  • Hymns: TIS 464 Seek, O seek the Lord VENANTIUS; TIS 584 (i) Just as I am SAFFRON WALDEN
  • Organ Prelude: Jesu, Joy – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Offertorium: Christ, He is my life – F.W. Marpurg (1718-1795)
  • Organ Voluntary: Scherzo in ‘g’ minor – Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Chief Assistant Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Psalm 121:1-8 (Original words from the 16th century Czech Bible of Kralice)

Pozdvihuji očí svých k horám,

Odkud by mi přišla pomoc.

Pomoc má jest od Hospodina,

Kterýž učinil nebe i zemi.

Nedopustít’, aby se pohnouti

Měla noha Tvá,

Nebo nedřímet’ strážný Tvůj.

Aj, nedřímet’, ovšem nespí ten,

Kterýž ostříhá Izraele.

I will lift mine eyes upon the mountains

whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from God

Who hath made the earth and the heavens.

He will not suffer thy feet to be moved nor thy steps to stumble.

He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, the keeper of Israel is He that slumbers not

Nor sleeps.

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