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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Sunday 1 July 10am – CHOIR

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Wis 1.13-15, 2.23-24; 2 Cor 8.7,9,13-15; Mk 5.21-43 (The daughter of Jairus and the resurrection of the deadresurrection-window

  • Mass setting: Missa Secunda (Hassler)
  • Motet: I am the resurrection and the life (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Communio: (Ps 30) Inclina aurem tuam, accelera, ut eruas nos Lend your ear and make haste to rescue us:
  • Hymns: TIS 456 Your hand, O God, has guided THORNBURY; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude No. 3 in ‘G’ – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • Organ Offertorium: Fughetta in ‘A’ – Charles Burney (1726-1814)
  • Organ Voluntary: Bells (from 3 Characteristic Pieces) – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 24 June 10am – CHOIR

Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80


  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motet: Benedictus Deus Israel* (W. Byrd)
  • Communio: Tu puer, propheta Altissimi vocaberis; praeibis enim ante faciem Domini parare vias eius. You, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways.
  • Hymns: TIS 456 Your hand, O God, has guided THORNBURY; TIS 446 Glorious things of you are spoken ABBOT’S LEIGH
  • Organ Prelude: Kyrie BWV 669 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Trio in ‘D’ – Johann Vierling (1750-1813)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue in ‘F’ – Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne


*BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us.
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers and to remember his holy Covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

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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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