Sunday 22 October 10am – CHOIR

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 45.1,4-6; 1Thes 1.1-5; Mt 22.15-21


  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A.Millington)
  • Motet: Give Almes of all thy Goods (Christopher Tye): Give almes of thy goods, and turn never thy face from any poor man, and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee.
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is your name in all the earth
  • Hymns: TIS 103 A Mighty fortress is our God EIN FESTE BURG; TIS 665 Jesus Christ is waiting NOËL NOUVELET
  • Organ Prelude: Verse 1 (Peter Hurford, b 1930)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘Ab” (Cornelius Bryan, 1773-1840)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cornet Voluntary (William Walond, 1725-1770)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 15 October 10am – CHOIR

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 25.6-10, Phil 4.12-14, 19-20, Mt 22.1-14 Many are called, but few are chosen The_poor,_the_lame_and_the_blind_called_into_the_supper

  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (Monteverdi) 
  • Motet: Cantate Domino (Pitoni) Cantate Domino canticum novum; laus eius in ecclesia sanctorum. Laetetur Israël in eo qui fecit eum, et filii Sion exsultent in rege suo. Sing to the Lord a new song: let His praise be in the church of the saints. Let Israel rejoice in him who made her and let the children of Sion be joyful in their king.
  • Communio:  Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Hymns: TIS 266 Wake, awake for night is flying WACHET AUF, TIS 503 Robe yourself my soul in gladness SCHMÜCKE DICH

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 8 October 10am – CANTOR

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: In salutari tuo anima mea, et in verbum tuum speravi: quando facies de persequentibus me iudicium? iniqui persecuti sunt me, adiuva me, Domine Deus meus. My soul aspires after your salvation; I hope in your word; when will you judge those who persecute me? The wicked are persecuting me; come to my assistance, 0 Lord my God.
  • Hymns: TIS 457 The Church’s One Foundation AURELIA; TIS 658 Here I am Lord; TIS 315 My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord BATTLE HYMN
  • Organ Prelude: Hour of Prayer (Don Hustad, 1918-2013)
  • Organ Offertorium: Trio in f# minor (C.H. Trevor, 1895-1976)
  • Organ Voluntary: Trumpet Tune (Georg Philip Telemann, 1681-1767)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 1 October 10am – CHOIR

Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred)

Sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7; Gal 6:14-18, Mt 11:25-30

You have hidden these things from the clever, and have revealed them to mere children st-francis-birds

  • Mass: Missa Pax et Bonum (Richard Connolly)
  • Motet: Os Justi* (Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Romans 8.18) Non sunt condignae passiones huis temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to us (from the Seraphic Missal)
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All Creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFEUEN; TIS 607 Make me a channel of your peace CHANNEL OF PEACE; TIS 127 Holy God we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Diapason movement – John Stanley (1713-1786)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versetto in ‘C’ – Giovanni Fasolo (Franciscan monk, c.1600-c.1664)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude in ‘d’ minor – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and their tongue speaks what is just.
The law of their God is in their heart: and their feet do not falter. Alleluia.

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Sunday 24 September 10am – CHOIR

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 55-6-9. 7-9; Phil 1.20-24,27; Mat 20.1-16 The last will be first, and the first will be last Red-Vineyards-vincent-van-gogh

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace( S.S. Wesley)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee. The darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day. The darkness and the light to Thee are both alike. God is light and with Him is no darkness at all. Oh let my soul live and it shall praise Thee. For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, for evermore.

  • Communio: (Gregorian. Ps. 118,4-5) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Hymns: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE; TIS 464 Seek, O seek the Lord VENANTIUS

Organist: Gavin Ward

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Sunday 17 September 10am – CHOIR

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Sir 27:30—28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 Francisco_José_de_Goya_-_The_Repentant_St._Peter

  • Mass setting: Mass in 4 (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: I was glad* (CHH. Parry)
  • Communio: Tollite hostias, et introite in atria eius: adorate Dominum in aula sancta eius. Bring up your sacrifices and come into his courts; adore the Lord in his holy temple.
  • Hymns: TIS 635 Forgive our sins as we forgive ST NICHOLAS; TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: In thee Lord have I put my trust (J.C. Bach (1642-1704)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versetto I, (Domenico Zipoli 1688-1726)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in b minor (Francis Jackson 1917-)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet shall stand in thy gates: O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built as a city: that is at unity in itself.
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.

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Sunday 10 September 10am – CANTOR

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Ez 33. 7-9; Rom 13.8-10; Mat 18.15-20 Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 75) Vovete, et reddite Domino Deo vestro, omnes qui in circuiti eius affertis munera: terrabili, et ei qui aufert spiritum principum: terribili apud omnes reges terrae Make vows to the Lord your God, and accomplish them, all you who gather around Him to present offerings; to the awesome God who takes away the life of princes; he is greatly feared by all the kings of the earth.
  • Hymns: TIS 630 Love is the fulfilling LOVE IS THE FULFILLING; TIS 635 Forgive our sins as we forgive ST NICHOLAS; TIS 512 Bread of the world RENDE A DIEU
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in A (Harold Watts)
  • Organ Offertorium: Fuga 2 on the Magnificat (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allegro (Baldassare Galuppi)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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