Sunday 17 June 10am – CHOIR

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Ezek 17:22-24; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34


  • Mass setting: Mass in A (H. Darke)
  • Motet: Beati mundo corde (William Byrd) 
  • Communio: (Ps 26.4) Unam petii a Domino, hanc requiram: Ut inhabitatem in domo Domini omnibus diebus vitae meae One thing have I required of the Lord, this I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life
  • Hymns: TIS 495 Father we give you thanks SPIRITUS VITAE; TIS 217 Love divine, all loves excelling (tune: TIS 590 BLAENWERN)
  • Organ Prelude: Ricercare 1 Tono – Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607)
  • Organ Offertorium: Ave Maris Stella, Verset 3 – Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Organ Voluntary: Crown Imperial – William Walton (1902-1983)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 10 June 10am – CANTOR

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Gen 3:9-15; 2Cor 4:13-5:1; Mk 3:20-35

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Hear my crying, O Lord* – Dvořák (1841-1904)
  • Communio: Quicumque fecerit voluntatem Patris mei, qui in caelis est: ipse meus frater, soror, et mater est, dicit Dominus. Whosoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, my sister and my mother, says the Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 59 All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100TH; TIS 457 The Church’s one foundation AURELIA
  • Organ Prelude: Introductory Voluntary – Christian Rudolph (1801-1829)
  • Organ Offertorium: Christe – Girolamo Cavazzoni (c. 1525-c.1577)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude ‘St Anne’ BWV552 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Hear my crying, O Lord (Psalm 63:1-8)
Hear my crying, O Lord
give ear, hearken Thou unto my prayer.
For Thou hast been a shelter unto me, a strong tower against the enemy.
I will dwell in Thy tabernacle
Under the cover of Thy wings.
O God! Thou art my God,
Early will I seek Thee.
My soul thirsteth after Thee, my flesh also longeth for Thee

In a barren and a thirsty land where there is no water.
So I will bless Thee while I live; with joyful lips my mouth shall praise Thee,
Bless and praise Thee evermore.

Original words:

Slyš, o Bože, volání mé, Pozoruj modlitby mé! Nebo jsi býval útočiště mé a pevná věže před tváří nepřítele. Budu bydleti v stánku Tvém na věky, Schráním se v skrýši křídel Tvých. Bože! Bůh silný můj Ty jsi, Tebe t’ hned v jitře hledám, Tebe žízní duše má, Po Tobě touží tělo mé, V zemi žíznivé a vyprahlé, V níž není vody; a tak, abych Tobě dobrořečil a s radostným rtů prozpěvováním Chválila by Tě ústa má.

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Sunday 3 June 10am – CHOIR

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (B) Year of Mark

Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16, 22-26 Corpus_Christi1

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina)
  • Sequence: Lo the Angels’ food is given
  • Motet: Jesu dulcis memoria* (attrib. T.L. Victoria)
  • 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: TIS 585 I heard the Voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI
  • Organ Prelude: Le Banquet Celeste – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Organ Offertorium: Lento – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Processional – William Matthias (1934-1992)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Jesu dulcis memoria

dans vera cordi gaudia:

sed super mel et omnia

ejus dulcis praesentia.

Nil canitur suavius,

nil auditur jucundius,

nil cogitatur dulcius,

quam Jesus Dei Filius. 

The sweet memory of Jesus,

Giving true joy to the heart:

But more than honey and all things

Is His sweet presence.

Nothing more delightful is sung,

Nothing more pleasing heard,

Nothing sweeter is thought,

Than Jesus, the Son of God.

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Sunday 27 May 10am – CHOIR

Trinity Sunday (B) Year of Mark

Deut 4:32-34, 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 trinity_tintoretto

  • Mass setting: Mass for 3 voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Verily, verily I say to you (Tallis)
  • Communio:  Data est mihi omnis potestas in caelo et in terra, alleluia: euntes, docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, alleluia. All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth, alleluia; go therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 132 Holy, Holy, Holy NICEA; TIS 125 The God of Abraham praise YIGDAL
  • Organ Prelude: Largo – Jean Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘b’ – Philip Moore (b. 1943)
  • Organ Voluntary: Hymne d’Actions de graces ‘Te Deum’ – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 20 May 10am – CHOIR

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11; Gal 5:16-25; Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15


  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
  • Motet: Dum complerentur* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Factus est repente de caelo sonus advenientis spiritus vehementis, ubi erant sedentes, alleluia: et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto, loquentes magnalia Dei, alleluia The sound of rushing wind came suddenly from heaven where they were sitting: Alleluia! And they were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking all the great wonders of God: Alleluia!
  • Hymns: TIS 398 Come Down, O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; TIS 572 (ii) O thou who camest from above HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: O Jesus Christ, Thou fount of grace – Bedrich Janácek (1920-2007)
  • Organ Offertorium: Hymnus ‘Come Creator Spirit’ – Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566)
  • Organ Voluntary: Come Holy Ghost (Fantasia) BWV651 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes,
erant omnes pariter dicentes, Alleluia:
et subito factus est sonus de coelo, Alleluia,
tamquam spiritus vehementis,
et replevit totam domum, Alleluia.

When the day of Pentecost had come
they were all together talking, Alleluia:
and suddenly there was a sound from heaven, Alleluia,
as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled the whole house, Alleluia.

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Sunday 13 May 10am – CANTOR

The Ascension of the Lord (B) Year of Mark

Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1.17-23; Mk 16.15-20 Ascension_of_Our_Lord

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Vergin, tutto amor* (F. Durante)
  • Communio: Signa eos qui in me credunt, haec sequentur… These signs will acompany those who believe: they will cast out demons, and when they lay their hands upon the sick, these will recover. Alleluia!
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA; Hail the day that sees him rise CHISELHURST
  • Organ Prelude: Prologue on ‘Ascension’ – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Offertorium: Petit Offertoire – Cesar Frank (1822-1890)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in ‘d’ minor – Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Organist: Bransby Byrne


*Vergin, tutto amor, o madre di bontade, o madre pia, madre pia,

ascolta, dolce Maria, la voce del peccator.

Il pianto suo ti muova, giungano a te i suoi lamenti,

suo duol, suoi tristi accenti, senti pietoso quel tuo cor.

O madre di bontade, Vergin, tutto amor.

Virgin [Mary], full of love,Oh mother of goodness,Oh mother holy,Hear, sweet Mary,The voice of the sinner.May his weeping move you,May his laments be received by you.Let his sorrow, his sad pleas,Be heard by your merciful heart.Oh mother of goodness,Virgin [Mary], full of love.

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Sunday 6 May 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 10.25-26, 34-35, 44-48, 1John 4.7-10, Jn 15.9-17 Jesus_Vine_and_branches

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: If ye love me (Tallis)
  • Communio: (Jn15.16) Ego vos elegi de mundo, ut eatis et fructum afferatis…I have chosen you from the world, in order that you might go forth and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should last, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 202 I know that my Redeemer CRÜGER; TIS 432 Christ is made the sure foundation WESTMINSTER ABBEY
  • Organ Prelude: Praeludium (Canon) – M.G. Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Offertorium: Diapason Movement – John Alcock, the elder (1715-1806)
  • Organ Voluntary: Canzona – Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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