Sunday 26 November 10am – CHOIR

Feast of Christ the King

Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 Christ the King Feast Day

  • Introit: Dignus est Agnus, qui occisus est, accipere virtutem……The Lamb who is has been slain is worthy to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour; let glory and dominion be his forever and ever. Endow the King with your judgement O God, and the King’s son with your justice.
  • Mass setting: Missa O Quam Gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motet: Hallelujah Chorus (G. F. Händel)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Mt.25.40,24) Amen dico vobis: quod uni ex minimis meis fecistis, mihi fecistis: venite benedicti Patris mei, possidete praeparatum vobis regnum ab initio saeculi. Amen I say to you: inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these, my brethren, you have done it to me. Come blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.
  • Hymns: TIS 224 All Hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude 3 in ‘Eb’ (Charles Villiers Stanford, 1852-1924)
  • Organ Offertorium: “Let the heavens praise” (John Redford, 1486-1547)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘G’ BWV 572 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 19 November 10am – CHOIR

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Prv 31.10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1Thes 5.1-6; Mt 25.14-30


  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F (A. Gabrieli)
  • Motet: De profundis (Palestrina) De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.
  • Communio:  Domine, quinque talenta tradidisti mihi: ecce alia quinque superlucratus sum. Euge serve fidelis quia in pauca fuisti fidelis, supra multa te constituam, intra in gaudium Domini tui. “Lord, you delivered five talents unto me; behold, I have gained five more.” – “Well done, good and faithful servant; because you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your Lord.”
  • Hymns: TIS 192 Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE; TIS 442i All praise to our redeeming Lord NEWINGTON
  • Organ Prelude: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 610 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust (Friedrich Zachau, 1663-1712)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ (Georg Michael Telemann, 1748-1841)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 12 November 10am – CANTOR

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Wis 6:12-16; 1 Thes 4:13-18 or 4:13-14; Mt 25:1-13 Keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour 

Shannon, Charles Haslewood, 1863-1937; The Wise and Foolish Virgins

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Quinque prudentes virgines acceperunt oleum in vasis suis cum lampadibus: media autem nocte clamor factus est: ecce sponsus venit: exite obviam Christo Domino. The five wise virgins took oil in flasks with their lamps; at midnight there was a cry: “Behold, the bridegroom is here; come out to meet Christ the Lord.”
  • Hymns: TIS 134 Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven  PRAISE, MY SOUL; TIS 503 Robe yourself, my soul, in gladness SCHMÜCKE DICH
  • Organ Prelude: Ricercare cromatico per organo (Tarquinio Merula, 1590-1665)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude (Charles Alexis Chauvet, 1837-1871)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccatina for Flute (Pietro Yon, 1886-1943)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 5 November 10am – CHOIR

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Mal 1:14b—2:2b, 8-10; 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12 Whoever exalts themselves will be humbled, and whoever humbles themselves will be exalted Sieger Koder Jesus washing feet

  • Mass setting: Mass for four voices (A. Lotti)
  • Motet: Hear the Voice and Prayer (Tallis)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 15) Notas mihi fecisti vias vitae: adimplebis me laetititia cum vultu tuo, Domine You have made know unto me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy at the sight of your countenance O Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 416 Great God, your spirit, like the wind JERUSALEM; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI 

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 29 October 10am – VISITING CHOIR & CANTOR

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Ex 22.20-26, 1 Thess 1.5-10, Mt 22.34-40 The greatest commandmentGood-Samaritan

  • Mass Setting: Missa Brevis (Brett McKern, commissioned by and composed for The Brabyn Singers 2017)
  • Motet: Prayer of St Francis (Marc Chapman)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Hymns: TIS 217 Love divine, all loves excelling (tune: TIS 590 BLAENWERN); TIS 572 O Thou who camest from above HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: Fugato Op. 63 No. 4 (Georg Goltermann, 1824-1898)
  • Organ Offertorium: Plain-Chant for Communion (Eugène Gigoult, 1844-1924)
  • Organ Postlude: Scherzo in ‘g’ minor (Enrico Bossi, 1861-1925)

Choir: This week there will be a visiting choir, the Brabyn Singers, conducted by Bransby Byrne.

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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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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