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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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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